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South African designers own the spotlight at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin 2020


South African designers own the spotlight at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin 2020

Rich Mnisi, Clive Rundle, Floyd Avenue & Viviers.

It’s everything fashion at glam at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin which kicked off on Monday.

The platform showcases collections and designs for autumn/winter 2020 put together by a number of designers and fashion brands from the high-end segment.

Happening at Kraftwerk Berlin, the show gave the spotlight to four South African designers Clive Rundle, Floyd Avenue, Viviers Studio and Rich Mnisi to open day one.



The group show was the opening event marking the 25th anniversary of the global fashion commitment of Mercedes-Benz, and part of the international young talent promotion programme Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talents. Among the guests was the South African top model Candice Swanepoel and followed the appearance of fashion from her home country with great interest.

Rich Mnisi showcased his collection dubbed “Alkebulan”, described as the oldest word for Africa. His collection a number of new designs including few pieces from his collaboration with Levi’s.


Viviers presented items from her OR/BITING AURABOROS collection under her VIVIERS label. The menswear designer Floyd Avenue presented eight looks from his new autumn/winter 2020 collection “Within Your Ken”. The collection focusses on sharply tailored jackets and coats, as well as utility trousers in dark-blue and olive-green.

Here’s a preview of the looks:










See more photos from Mercedes-Benz gallery.

Source: Mercedes-Benz


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