The grande dame of South African fashion, Marianne Fassler!

All african lovers eyes were look at the Melrose Arch, Johannesburg where Africa’s top designers showcased their dazzling collection at 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa.

Marianne Fassler Designer of the year at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa
Marianne Fassler Designer of the year at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa


MARIANNE FASSLER, the industry legend,  received The Mercedes-Benz Designer of the year award for her continued capacity to delight and surprise us with her impressive collections. For over 30 years, Marianne has maintained a unique signature revered across the globe. Therefore, some people describe her work as ” inspiring and a visual delight-everything that fashion should be”.

Marianne Fassler creativity amazes us collections after collections and It is not a surprise that she received this price. We did a catalogue review of her work last year on our tumblr page.

This public confirmation of Marianne Fassler place in African Fashion Industry shows us again that she is and should always be a model for every African Fashion Designers.

We wish her more and more collections to come.

Meanwhile, Marianne FASSLER last range is now live on!

Marianne Website / Marianne Facebook

Here a list of the other Winners of the AFI Africa Fashion awards:

Emerging Designer of the Year accolade:  Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa) received this award for his Xhosa heritage-inspired knitwear brand, MaXhosa by Laduma.

Outstanding Trend Communicator:  Gaschette Magazine (South Africa)

Accessory Designer of the Year:  Katherine-Mary Pichulik (South Africa)

AFI Young Designer of the Year:  Rich Mnisi

New Face of the Year:  Lucky Favour (Nigeria)

Outstanding Contribution to African Fashion:  Omoyemi Akerele (Nigeria)

Global Contribution to the Promotion and Development of African Fashion:

Franca Sozzani – Vogue Italia editor-in-chief



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