South African Fashion Week dropped designer Andile Cele moments before his SS18 collection was set to debut on the runway. The Dope Store designer says he received a text message an hour before showcasing from Lucilla Boyzen, director of SAFW, that his show has been cancelled.
(Pictured: The collection Andile was supposed to showcase hanging on the rack backstage)
While we were backstage, away from the front row glitz and glamour, Andile explained to us that there was no show nor any real explanation as to why his collection was pulled off. This incident left the designer questioning the competency of SAFW directors regarding street wear.
“She says the finishes are too rugged for her, they are not cool enough. She is old!” Andile protested.
“We are street wear. This is what the kids are wearing. This is what the kids are about. If she doesn’t understand it does not mean all the black kids won’t”
Andile says it took him a total of four months preparing for the show. He is no beginner at fashion week as he has been showcasing for the past four years now. He must know the rules. Now this leaves the question as to why did the fashion week directors really drop the designer?
Keep your eyes on the page for an exclusive interview with Andile from backstage.
CAV: Boity’s Fashion Face-Off
Fashion Face-off: It’s not a shame to wear the same thing twice, if Boity can do it, so can you!
Remember back in the day when it felt like wearing the same outfit twice was an embarrassment and could possibly be the worst thing you could do? Well to some celebs it becomes a taboo thing to repeat the same clothes, but not Boity Thulo!
We know her from gracing the red carpet with her ever gracious curvy bod or burning the stubborn calories when hitting the gym. Whether it’s the first, second or third time around, Boity knows how to make a fashion statement.
The Potchefstroom-born entertainer is seen wearing a designer leather jacket multiple times, who cares? She’s undoubtedly one of SA’s most talked about celebrities and not only is she a great performer, she’s also dubbed as a fashionista to look out for. Have a look at how Boity switched this urban punk look…
She paired her dramatic jacket with a skin-tight latex romper to show off her natural curves
With this look, Boity switched it up a bit and opted for this little red number to balance the edginess…
And in other news, Boity recently took her fans behind the scenes of her new fashion line in collaboration with SissyBoy…
This collection is everything I wanted and way more!! I can’t wait for y’all to see it!
Thick or what? YHU…We cant wait to get our hands on this sexy number!