Africa Fashion Week (heck, any Fashion Week for that matter) and mixed expectations go hand in hand. There are designers who live up to the hype, designers that leave us pleasantly surprised, designers that glue themselves to their comfort zones, and designers you know can do better. Gloria Wavamunno's show left us desperately wanting more. There were some sparks (see above) but silhouettes were mostly basic and a little too simple for our tastes - balmainesque sleeves, tube dresses, rompers, one-handed dresses, cutout details, mostly done in African Print. We know Gloria has it in her to be very good indeed, so we're not sure why that didn't come through clearly enough. Here are some more of her pieces:
See what we mean? Simple does it for some, but surely we could've seen more.
See what you make of the entire collection here.