African Fashion Spaces Unveils a New Era of Fashion in Cape Town

African Fashion Spaces Cape Town unveiled a fusion of Hi-Fashion and Culture paired with stunning scenery and nothing short of a top class international production to usher in the collaborative brand Sinchui and Fuata Moyo who showcased their stunning collection.

‘The 16th September, 2023 was an exciting prelude to what’s yet to over the next couple weeks as we rollout the few exhibition collaborations we have with some of the most exciting  designers, brands and platforms associated’ said Jay Kayembe – Creative Director and co-found of the amazing African Fashion Spaces (AFS). ‘It’s never been about following the status quo, its not a regular fashion show; it’s like walking through an amazing art exhibition that shows off the incredible creativity and talent in Africa through the many different lenses of culture.’

The day-night exhibition was something that felt like a New York Rooftop mixer  in South Africa, Cape Town with Table mountain in the horizon to set the mood under the starry sky. The fashion Exhibition was attended by fashion enthusiasts, designers, trendsetters, clients, partners as well as friends and family of the two fashion collectives Sinchui & Fuata Moyo. It was like a big fashion party, and everyone was eagerly waiting to see two fantastic fashion shows that would redefine the presentation of the fashion scene as we know it.

Sinchui Showcase (Show 1): Mixing Street Style with Old-School Hip-Hop 

First up was Sinchui, a brand known for its bold street style mixed with a dash of nostalgia from the 2000s hip-hop era. The runway became a canvas for cool urban outfits, blending modern trends with the soul of street fashion. The models walked down the rooftop runway with a groove, bringing back the golden age of hip-hop, just like Pharrell did with his music into fashion. It was surreal experience, and the music matched the collection perfectly.
 
The rooftop, mountain backdrop runway came alive with the music, making the whole experience even more exciting. Each outfit seemed to explode with delight.

Fuata Moyo Showcase (Show 2): Celebrating Our Heritage and Dreams

Next up was Fuata Moyo, presenting a collection called ‘ROOTS/ROUTES.’ It was like looking at a future that was rooted in the past. ‘ROOTS’ was all about family, home, and where we come from, paying respect to our origins, while ‘ROUTES’ was about moving forward and dreaming big.
 
The runway was like a storybook blend of Harry Potter magical scene in Wakanda but make it Cape Town, telling tales of African culture and dreams. Each outfit was a brushstroke, painting a vivid picture of the balance between our roots and our journey into the future. The collection showed that we can be proud of our past and excited about what lies ahead.

The African Fashion Spaces (AFS) exhibition platform which is powered by the tech brand DJI continues to trial blaze with their second official launch of the platform follow the early launch in April, Johannesburg 2023; it’s a platform where fashion creatives can experiment and push the boundaries of fashion and other complimentary disciplines. The event was a perfect blend of creativity with carried by sounds from Fort Noks, Fozz & Shai-A, and the amazing Finessa Williams.
 
As the day unfolded beyond the stunning Cape Town skyline, AFS left its mark on the world of fashion, giving us a glimpse into the evolving story of African fashion and culture.

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