MOZAMBIQUE FASHION WEEK 2021
Part 2: THE FASHION

Welcome Back to the Most Joyous Fashion Week in the World! We’ve Given You a Taste of the Flurry of Activity Backstage at Mozambique Fashion Week 2021 … Now Let’s Get You to the Real Macoy, the Outrageously Awesome Fashion Offerings!

 

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Stylist: The BAM Collective, Model: Rosa José, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Extraordinary beaded facial embellishments and feathery sequin sleeves

 

All Image Credit Mozambique Fashion Week, Individual Images are Credited Accordingly.

 

We’ve already given you a glimpse of the buzzing activity backstage at Mozambique Fashion Week, of the apres fashion and the general vibe, but what about the actual fashion?

The clothes at Mozambique Fashion Week unashamedly echoed the ethos of the African continent in their stunning vibrancy, quintessential regional printed fabrics & dyes and their casual, easy-going and contemporary shapes. And unsurprisingly colour was one of the superstars of the shows: bold, feisty and flamboyant! Earthy tones were to be seen in many collections and the star shade of the shows was definitely yellow in all its cheery guises, from mustard to chartreuse, from sunshine yellow to lime. White often served to beautifully juxtapose the nudes, browns and bright prints.

There were oodles of the coolest street fashion to drool over, plenty sporty pieces that reflected the active African vibe, forward-thinking avant-garde pieces that made one fall in love with fashion all over again, tiny little peekaboo lingerie & swimwear (quite befitting for a nation that boasts some of the most beautiful beaches and balmy waters in the world), dramatic, sweeping ballgowns, cute cocktail dresses, cheeky party pieces and so much more.

Designers from all over Africa (including many local Mozambiquan designers and a handful of designers invited from neighbouring South Africa) took part in what can only be described as a week of Fashion passion. The swimwear, lingerie and loungewear were striking in their sultry seductiveness – this evidently is a nation that spends a lot of time on their astonishingly beautiful beaches! There were sexy little cocktail dresses and dramatic, sweeping ballgowns, the bold colours and exotic prints in most of the ensembles – so at home under the African sun – were out on the runway in full force, the young designers wowed with their forward-thinking avant-garde creations. There was some meticulous tailoring too, and the accessorizing – from hats to shoes – were inspired.

The quality of the collections was second to none. The young designers wowed with their forward-thinking creations, most notably so Nuno Jota Jota and Fahed Gaspar, whose offerings were amongst the best in the shows. Other designers that stood out were amongst others: Sober, Saint Vuyo, the BAM Collective, Nelson Guttu, Cuccla, Amylicious, Chibaia, Anatelles, Omar Adelino, Ephymol and Michael Ludwig Studio.

A Social Responsibility Campaign placing the emphasis squarely on sustainability, was also part of the proceedings together with workshops throughout the year to raise awareness of the Fashion industry’s role in keeping its carbon footprint to the minimum. Also in the arsenal of this all-encompassing forward-thinking fashion week was a Range Planning Workshop for Designers as well as a Models’ Workshop in preparation for the main week.

Let’s allow the clothes to do the rest of the talking! Without delay, let’s enjoy a snapshot of all the vibrancy and creativity on offer at Mozambique Fashion Week.

 

SWIMWEAR, LINGERIE AND LOUNGEWEAR

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Stylist: Cuccla, Model: Elvira Jonas, Zubeida Carimo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Earthy colours and exotic prints – at Cuccla

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Swimwear fit for tropical beaches – a throwback from a previous year’s fashion week

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Stylist: Amylicious, Model: Zubeida Carimo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Sexy elegance in this lacy peek-a-boo dress – at Amylicious

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Stylist: Xibonecana, Model: Salomão, Photographer: Moz Photo
Swimming trunks in azure – at Xibonecana

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Stylist: Amylicious, Model: Yumna Eduardo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Sultry black and red – at Amylicious

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Stylist: Amylicious, Model: Rosa José, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Lacy glam in this three-piece with its elegant arm accessories – at Amylicious

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Stylist: Amylicious, Model: Shanaya Percella, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Bits of naughty-nothings – at Amylicious

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Stylist: Xibonecana, Model: Shanaya Percella, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Chorus girl glamour – at Xibonecana

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Stylist: Xibonecana, Model: Wijecliny Rosario, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Fun stripes, frilly top and visors work well together – at Xibonecana

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Stylist: Nivaldo Thierry, Photographer: Simon
A lacy cape gets the sportwear treatment – a throwback to 2017

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Stylist: OOB Wear Noki, Hloyasse, Model: Juvenio Rachide, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Elegant and easy loungewear – at OOB Wear Noki

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Stylist: Xibonecana, Model: Saulina, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Stripes and a set of flower-power wings – at Xibonecana

 

SHORT AND SWEET

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Stylist: Anatelles, Model: Mertina, Photographer: Moz Photo
Vintage-inspired floral prints in cheeky little dresses – at Anatelles

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Designer @hezra_gove @paulo_alexandre_photography
A micro mini dress with train in florals

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Stylist: Ilda Semedo, Model: Edma, Photographer: Moz Photo
A short and sweet bodycon dress comes with a dramatic cape – at Ilda Semedo

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Stylist: Xibonecana, Model: Shelly, Photographer: Jen Dorre
A sexy and teensy leopard print wrap skirtlet – at Xibonecana

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Stylist: Nelson Guttu, Model: Leonilde Tembe , Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
An elegant organza wrap dress over a bustierre – at Nelson Guttu

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Stylist: Nelson Guttu ​​, Model: Micklate Décio, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A cute frilly metallic playsuit – at Nelson Guttu

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Luana Ismael, Photographer: Moz Photo
Drama and theatre in this ensemble – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Young Designer – Rose Diamond, Model: Carla Ofice, Photographer: Moz Photo
Plaid and fishnets, a winning combo! – at Rose Diamond

 

SLEEK AND SWEEPING GOWNS

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Stylist: Anatelles, Model: Geninha, Naiza., Photographer: Moz Photo
Elegance and glamour – at Anatelles

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Chantel Tomo, Photographer: Jen Dorre
A floor-sweeping skirt and romantic bustiere – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Omar Adelino, Model: Cigarre Fungate, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A stunning denim patchwork, off-the-shoulder dress with beading detail – at Omar Adelino

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Stylist: RSA – Sober House Design, Model: Hamida Camal, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
An exquisite flamenco-esque tiered gown – at Sober

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Stylist: RSA – The BAM Collective, Model: Micklate Décio, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A striking electric blue metallic gown – at BAM Collective

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Stylist: Crown MZ, Model: Leonilde Tembe, Photographer: Moz Photo
A classic white gown and spectacular accompanying feather headpiece

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Stylist: Derzel, Model: Gisela Nhate, Photographer: Jen Dorre
A stunningly cut nude gown – at Derzel

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Stylist: Huo Edison, Model: MC – Ana Gisela, Photographer: Moz Photo
Lady in Red! – at Huo Edison

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Luana Ismael, Photographer: Moz Photo
A stylishly transparent top with matching cape and skirt

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miguelperal_photography @mozphoto
White was one of the key colours at Mozambique Fashion Week, here juxtaposed with bold prints

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Cecilia, Photographer: Moz Photo
A fringed headpiece perfectly rounds off a classic salmon-coloured gown

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Gisela Nhate, Photographer: Moz Photo
Perhaps the most striking outfit at Mozambique Fashion Week – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Gisela Nhate, Photographer: Moz Photo
Sequins and asymmetry – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Chantelle, Photographer: Moz Photo
It’s a festive affair on the runway! – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Camila José, Photographer: Moz Photo
A dramatic full skirt – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Cuccla, Model: MFW, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A wonderful palette of white, yellow ochre and earthy brown – at Cuccla

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Stylist: Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Luana Ismael, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Flower embellishments – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Young Designer – Iva D’la Beth, Model: Shelby dos Santos, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A touch of the military – at Iva D’la Beth

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Cecilia, Photographer: Moz Photo
Elegance in this earthy coloured dress with its dramatic sleeves – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Young Designer – Candy Munguambe, Model: Fatima Macaringue, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Asymmetry and a stunning print – at Candy Munguambe

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Stylist: Estilo da Moda, Model: Luana Ismael, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Sheer glamour and elegance in this simple, sleek dress – at Estilo da Moda

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Camila José, Photographer: Moz Photo
A theatrical wrap-top with its dramatic cape – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Chantel Tomo, Photographer: Moz Photo
Classic elegance, Africa-style – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Gazelas Finas, Model, singer Tawida, Photographer Moz Photo
A straw wrap dress and asymmetrical catsuit – at Gazelas Finas

 

TROPICAL AND EXOTIC

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Stylist: Anatelles, Model: Rachid, Photographer: Moz Photo
Loungewear with an elegant floral twist – at Anatelles

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Stylist: Young Designer – Vivane Bosquet, Model: Zubeida Carimo, Photographer: Moz Photo
A wonderfully cheery African print in this strappy sundress – at Vivane Bosquet

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Stylist: Anatelles, Model: Sergio, Photographer: Moz Photo
Playsuits, palazzos and shorts – at Anatelles

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Designer Karm Design @paulo_alexandre_photography
Shirt cuffs echo the stunning print on the pants

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Stylist: Young Designer – Irmãos Cuinica, Model: Márcia Helena, Photographer: Moz Photo
Striking graphic crocheting, fringing and all the colours of the rainbow! – at Irmãos Cuinica

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Designer CBN @miguelperal_photography @mozphoto
Tropical touches – at CBN

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Stylist: Young Designer – Nercia Chande, Model: Hamida Camal, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Exotic colours – at Nercia Chande

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Stylist: RSA – Michael Ludwig Studio, Model: Zeca, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Striking squiggly prints in this covetable ensemble – at Michael Ludwig Studio

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Stylist: RSA – Ephymol, Model: Ivanildo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Super colourful and easy – at Ephymol

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Stylist: Cuccla, Model: Camila José, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A stunning tropical print on this kimono – at Cuccla

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Stylist: Chibaia, Model: Shelsia Fumo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A fantastically multi-colour patchwork kimono – at Chibaia

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Stylist: Chibaia, Model: Luana Ismael, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Beige gets the colour treatment – at Chibaia

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Stylist: RSA – Ephymol, Model: Osvaldo Josué
Pattern on pattern – it works! – at Ephymol

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Stylist: Chibaia, Model:Russel Telles
Patchwork is taken to the next level – at Chibaia

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Stylist: Nelson Guttu, Model: Hassane
Suave asymmetry – at Nelson Guttu

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Stylist: RSA – Saint Vuyo, Model: Luis Muchanga, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A plaid playsuit gets trimmed and bibbed – at Saint Vuyo

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Stylist: Young Designer – Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Ivanildo, Photographer: Jen Dorre
A waistcoat and trouser ensemble – at Nuno Jota Jota

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Stylist: Gazelas Finas, Model: Shelsia Fumo
Lovely tie-dyed touches and straw accessories add detail to the ensembles – at Gazelas Finas

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Stylist: Young Designer – Gulass, Model: Tadeu Maduel, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A tropical print fit for any occasion – at Gulass

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Stylist: Young Designer – Sibele Tomo, Model: Milton Xavier, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Tailoring gets the colour treatment – at Sibele Tomo

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Stylist: Young Designer – Nuno Jota Jota, Model: Salomão Mazivila, Photographer: Jen Dorre
A basket weave hat completes the picture – at Nuno Jota Jota

 

TAILORED AND AVANT-GARDE

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Celeste António, Photographer: Moz Photo
A striking yellow three-piece with leather detail – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Anatelles, Model: Edma, Photographer: Moz Photo
A classic chartreuse belted dress – at Anatelles

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Stylist: Omar Adelino, Model: Wijecliny Rosario, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
A patchwork denim dungaree dress – at Omar Adelino

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Stylist: RSA – Sober House Design, Model: Edma, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Dramatic fluted sleeves – at Sober

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Stylist: RSA – Sober House Design, Model: Jessica Checo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Sleeves are the star of this show! – at Sober

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Stylist: Chibaia, Model: Leonilde Tembe, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Safari-style gets a new meaning – at Chibaia

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Stylist: Chibaia, Model: Chantel Tomo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Loungewear has never been this glamorous! – at Chibaia

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Stylist: Mabenna, Model: Camila José
Elegance personified – at Mabenna

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Stylist: RSA – The BAM Collective, Model: Shelby dos santos
The classic white shirt gets elevated to new heights – at BAM Collective

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Stylist: Saint Vuyo, Model: MFW
A collection of striking wrap ensembles – at Saint Vuyo

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Stylist: RSA – Sober House Design, Model: Wijecliny Rosario, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre
Nostalgic prints in this prairie dress – at Sober

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Stylist: Young Designer – Zangado, Model: Cecilia Chongo, Photographer: Paulo Alexandr
A hooded catsuit with leather accents – at Zangado

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Cecilia Arone
One of the most striking ensembles at Mozambique Fashion Week – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Young Designer – Ellya Atelier, Model: Zubeida Carimo
A frilled skirt and train – at Ellya Atelier

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Stylist: Nercia Chande, Model: Jessica Checo, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Cool, sharp tailoring – at Nercia Chande

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Stylist: Young Designer – Fahed Gaspar, Model: Cinzia lheco
Asymmetry and a dramatic sleeve – at Fahed Gaspar

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Stylist: Omar Adelino, Model: Milton, Photographer: Paulo Alexandre 2020
Pinstripes with a twist – at Omar Adelino

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Stylist: Baco Baco, Model: Wisdom Gweshe, Photographer: Jen Dorre
Love those peep-toe stilettos! – at Baco Baco

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Stylist: Young Designer – Santana Abílio, Model: Fatima Macaringue, Photographer: Moz Photo
Classic black and white combo camo-pants and top – at Santana Abílio

 

GOODBYE FROM MOZAMBIQUE FASHION WEEK!

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Until next time,

Até a próxima!

With Huge Thanks to Mozambique Fashion Week, Vasco Rocha and Milvia Kruger.

 

Cecile Paul

Author at Pynck

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