Aya Velase SS17 African fashion

Futuristic office-wear meets frilly, flowy African flair.

Ready-to-wear womenswear brand Aya Velase was founded by Durban-born designer Ayanda Mthembu and recently released a look book for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

Known for their precision and craftsmanship, Aya Velase played with volume, tailored lines and feminine silhouettes to create a range that hints at futuristic officewear combined with comfortable athleisure, and a healthy dose of African flair.

The look book portrays a rustic aesthetic, set amongst a backdrop of cornfields and blue skies that complement a colour palette of rusty reds, crisp white and muted hues.

The images were created in collaboration with budding fashion photographer Simphiwe Mkhwanazi and make-up artist Nikkita Naidoo.

Aya Velase SS17Aya Velase SS17 African fashion

Aya Velase SS17

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Aya Velase SS17 African fashionAya Velase SS17 African fashion


Photography: Simz Photo
Makeup: Nikkita Naidoo
Models: Jessica Mahlekisi & Basetsana Maluleka
Photography Assistant: Kgomotso Neto & Basetsana Maluleka


AUTHOR: Farah Khalfe | PHOTO CREDIT: Simphiwe Mkhwanazi

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