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SAFW Cancels DOPE Store Collection Moments Before Showcasing

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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.

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PHOTOS – Our Top Five Favourite Looks By Vanessa Matsena

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Pics – Top Five Favourite Looks By Vanessa Matsena.

She can wear anything and make it look chic and stylish and with a huge social media following, the dimpled stunner’s love for fashion is to die for.

We check out our top five looks that made a lasting impression:

Orange is definitely the new black! The fresh-faced influencer struts down in this body hugging number. We are also loving the transparent heels she is rocking!

This look has everyone’s eyes on her and you can tell how comfortable she is as she embraces her skin. The white lace up two-piece compliments her figure and the animal print designer stiletto is a summer fashion essential.

That off-the shoulder leather dress is bold and makes a statement! We’ve hardly spotted any local beaut brave it out like Vanessa, this attire can be worn during all seasons and you can pair it with heels, stilettos or ankle boots.

Lady in red! When most women tend to get this look wrong,  rest assure you can get tips from Vanessa’s style books. She’s making this intimate piece look classy and sexy.

Vanessa is channeling an 80’s inspired look from head to toe! Copy this style by stealing your boyfriend’s sweater and smoking hot shoes. For a chilly day, you can opt for black leggings or jeans.

For more fashion inspiration, follow Vanessa Matsena on social media.

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