If warnings to avoid having big hair or stealing goodies are
anything to go by, it may be our Wintour of discontent.
It would not be South African Fashion Week without a nipple or two peeking through sheer fabric, girls on stilts, boys channelling Filipino superstar fashion blogger Bryan Boy with a clutch bag in one outstretched hand, and lots of jostling for tickets and attention.
Fashion Week has its own rules. This year, the invitation came with a useful etiquette guide. Among the tips: “Watch your hairstyle — the person behind you might also want to see the show”; “Don’t scale the gifts out of the goody bag on the next seat” (enough headline-sponsor Tresemmé haircare product to brain any unsuspecting filcher); and “Don’t pretend you are media if you are not”.
Credit Anna Wintour, the British-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, with modelling front-row comportment. Exude elegance, be compact, wear a slightly stern but composed expression and cross your arms, body language parlance for closing yourself to social influence.Continue reading…