Saturday, October 22, 2011

Africa Fashion Week 2011: Day 2 Edit - The Swim Team


Bright wax print was the name of the game at Adama Paris - from statement poolside/beach wear with angular sleeves, to pretty separates finished off with bows. From the more daring, cutout one pieces were available - an incentive to hit the gym well in advance if ever there was one. We're not sure how practical these are for dipping into the pool, given that they're fashioned from cotton, but if all you're after is flopping on a beach chair with a giant hat and sunglasses, these pieces would make heads turn regardless.


Gorgeous, clever custom seashell nylon lycra prints stole the show at Dax Martin - from cool sea blues to deep browns mimicking cowrie sea shell spots. Dyed caftans finished off with silver and gold sequins reminiscent of water and sand continued the sea of tributes to mother nature. Our favourite? The vintage-style pin-up girl separates.  


Eki Orleans offered a brilliant peacock fiesta of free, floor-length frocks, minis and bikinis; a glamorous resort-ready wardrobe of fluid silks and beachwear featuring prints from Eki Orleans' earlier collections. We adore the layered dresses, giving off a multi-tone sheer effect and the dramatic trains of two of the longer pieces. The brighter the print, the better for us.

- SLiq

Photos: SDR Photos

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