“#MBFWJ16 Spring 17: All hail Marianne Fassler, Queen of the martial summer girls”
There are few brands that are able to distill the essence of summer and interpret them in a way that is wholly interesting and unconventional. It is even rarer to find a design label that is able to do this while somehow staying true to their design idiosyncrasies. No brand in Africa does this better than eponymous South African label Marianne Fassler. Some might argue that Fassler to South African Fashion what Vivienne Westwood is to British Fashion, pioneer and rebel, and woman that other women want to wear.
“Leopard Frock did not compromise on a dazzling Spring collection.”
Is watching a Marianne Faster show really all that different from watching the olympics? You’re witnessing an athlete (designer) who’s the best of the best: experienced, trained, prepared, extraordinary. Nothing was compromised – the (plus minus) 40-look collection throughly immersed us in the Leopard Frock universe. You know the drill: florals, animal print, pleats, and utility. This season’s florals, inspired by paper cutouts, felt stark (in a good way) and consequently fresh. The fan-favourites were all the military moments: cargo dresses, trousers and jackets intermingled with aforementioned elements plus fringing and lace.