Marianne Fassler
Selvedge Issue 88

Selvedge Issue 88

04 April 2019

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YELLOW EKO FEVER… for the love of traffic

YELLOW EKO FEVER… for the love of traffic

21 February 2019

Produced as a collaboration between Johannesburg based fashion designer, Marianne Fassler and Lagos based photographer, Reze Bonna, YELLOW EKO FEVER, originated spontaneously. Observing the vibrant colors and liveliness of Lagos, whilst being stuck in traffic.

’Naija time,’ a term locals are accustomed to, refers to the delays caused by traffic. Some tourists might find this exhausting, but the curious traveller finds the vibrant streets, its people and the cityscapes inspiring.

‘Accidental poetry’ happens as this Summer 2019 collection bursts into the organised chaos that is the streets of Lagos.

The collection explores the ancient affiliations between Africa and Asia. Their commonalities of symbolism and mythology. The layers of pictorial images and communication tools right into the present with the universal language of the emoji joining continents wirelessly and wordlessly. With their combined love of a mongralized aesthetic, Marianne Fassler swiftly incorporated all these elements into a complex, crafted collection that speaks to the globalized consumer searching for authenticity and integrity.

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Cover of Sunday Times Fashion

Cover of Sunday Times Fashion

22 January 2019
Switch Magazine: Marianne Fassler weaves the African spirit

Switch Magazine: Marianne Fassler weaves the African spirit

16 January 2019

A woman who embodies a whole nation: Africa. It manages to express it thanks to its particular vision of fashion; indeed, defined by herself as “anti-fashion”, her collections are not influenced by the latest trends, but follow her own guideline, made of craftsmanship, quality, ethics and a pinch of extravagance.

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The Edit Cover December 2018

The Edit Cover December 2018

Wanted Magazine November

Wanted Magazine November

09 November 2018
Wanted Magazine November

Wanted Magazine November

Liberated Fashion:  Disrupting the status quo

Liberated Fashion: Disrupting the status quo

06 March 2018

Marianne Fassler embodies the nation within her fashion label – it is fresh, bright, layered, at times confusing, occasionally animalistic, sometimes urban, eclectic and always diverse. Fassler is a pioneer within the industry, establishing her brand time and time again for over four decades. Described as anti-fashion, the impeccably hand-crafted garments are uninfluenced by fads and trends. The brand is beyond any conventional flow – Fassler has been carving her own channel and is stimulated by culture and the South African nation.

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The other woman behind SA’s iconic Leopard Frock label

The other woman behind SA’s iconic Leopard Frock label

17 October 2017

Whimsical elegance rooted in an African aesthetic, extravagant embellishments, tons of prints and an unmistakable edge are a few things that come to mind when one thinks of Leopard Frock, the renowned designer Marianne Fassler’s label …

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Khumalo Magazine Feature

Khumalo Magazine Feature

04 October 2017

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Challenging the status quo, one leopard-print sequin at a time

Challenging the status quo, one leopard-print sequin at a time

23 August 2017

Caught up in a whirlwind of colour, texture and patterns, Marianne Fassler is doing what she does best. And it’s not just creating striking couture. For years she’s been turning the South African fashion industry on its head, beginning with a controversial show in 1976 that featured only black models. Today, she continues to use her otherworldly creations to challenge the status quo. Going against the fast-paced frivolity of her trade, she crafts clothes that don’t follow expectations, instead making anti-fashion with the aim of empowering women.

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Jojo Abot in our AW17 collection – Unlabelled magazine

Jojo Abot in our AW17 collection – Unlabelled magazine

06 July 2017