RAFW: Shakuhachi


There was a full house at the much anticipated Shakuhachi show yesterday, with people sneaking in to stand up the back, and even the front row cramped beyond capacity. Like many, I was excited to see what they would offer up, already a fan of their fun yet edgy designs. And by no means did they disappoint.

The lights went down and we were treated to a short abstract film, with top model Julia Nobis bringing their designs to life through a kaleidoscope of black and white. After the first few looks hit the runway, I was hooked. The designs were sexy, sleek and on trend. First up we saw nude silk with tan leather shorts and a matching bustier, following by a range of nude and turquoise colour blocked silk dresses with waist cut outs. Next up was neon, with the most popular colour combination I’ve seen all week, fuchsia and orange, fashioned into some very wearable separates, including my pick, the striped fine pleated high waist mini skirt.


Strutting down the catwalk came acid bright yellow tops, white dresses with cut away necks and leather paired with lace. No trend was left unturned, as the show closed in a heavily embellished jacket and matching skirt with black tassels along the hem.

An extremely wearable and edgy collection, expect to see this on the backs of fashionistas the country over. Our picks? The white cotton lace shorts, and the neon weave shift dress with wide contrast black straps. Bright and fun, and being worn front row by super cute international blogger Susie Bubble, it ticks all the boxes.

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