The second day of fashion week found the haute couture crowd offsite at 44 Stanley in Braamfontein with five artisan collections from designers Black Coffee, Guillotine Design, Lunar, Five8ths and Hse of Bespoke by Waseefa Hutton.
The Black Coffee show was a standout, a performance art meets fashion, models in gauzy capes with years emblazoned in red on them ticked into the venue.
"It's very much about all the different looks over the years, we took all the essential concepts from each year and reworked it. None of the clothes are actually the pieces from then. We remade everything and modernised it," said one of the designers Jacques van der Watt.
On Thursday, Gert Johann Coetzee showed off his affordable ready-to-wear range and a brand-new line of menswear, including underwear and swimwear while Rubicon's Nengovhela celebrated her "Sweet Sixteen Symphony Collection" in fashion femininity of white (purity), red (passion), olive (shades of growth and evolution) and black.