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Day one of MBFWJ Abigail Betz
A romantic affair with the gracefully poise Abigail Betz, this was one of my well anticipated shows at MBFWJ.
Abigail Betz has always managed to take me far away in a story told with the most creative cuts, designs and elegance. For over seven months Abigail Betz had been out of the fashion radar for a well needed break from the social web scene, I was devastated last year when Abigail left social networks twitter and Facebook, much to my observation at the time I felt it was a rather bad move, but after having a chat with Abigail at MBFWJ I realized that social media can not be the defining point of a brand, a brands growth, development and maturity is not determined by social media.
I admire her for her strength, her uncanny level of class and maturity, her life as a designer, mother and lady of style has in my humble opinion reached a full circle, where importance is placed in the most intimate manner and communication is riddled with letters and face to face conversations. I realized after talking to the lovely lady Betz that sometimes in life we go through hardships and challenges that touch our souls in depth and result in a change within. With this season she stands a victor in my eyes for having the artistic ability to continue elevating her creative direction in fashion.
Through life changing events and growth sometimes sad and dark moments become unexpectedly beautiful. This was clearly noted from the Abigail Betz fall/winter 2012 collection shown on the 8th of March at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg. A pure and clear look into a creative soul that has grown in body and spirit finding comfort in creative canvases of fashion and design.
In this collection, her love of vintage elegance, romance and whimsical cuts of flair and art stand out. With a distinctive signature in detail and pretty neat construction in vintage style I was enticed by the coats, which took me back to an era I was never part of but dearly admire, the 60s references used in the garmentry spoke to me with a fashionably edgy tone that said I am fine in the modern day space because Abigail Betz can create in the themes and times of my fashion longing, away with wishing I was born for the the 50's and 60's she took the fashion structure of that era and created a modern aesthetic and feel to a vintage glow.
Thoughtful consideration and attention to detail, was key in this line, the dresses and coats had pockets and lined the amazing range with an air of day to day style. What I did find highly modern in dress was the hiked up mini skirts feel which added a bounce to a step for modern day style seekers.
CLASSIC ABIGAIL BETZ
Beautifully sexy dresses and sumptuous belted coats took my breath away from the show, The 60's skating dresses with their embellished collars formed part if my fashion fantasy, pleated chiffon dresses made it a collection that women can relate to and highlighted the show with very fresh tones in design for this season from Abigail.
Much to what I have been reading, I do not think Abigail Betz left the industry. I would like to remind you all that she did showcase at Joburg Fashion week and Cape Town Fashion week last year, but I do feel that for MBFWJ she made a graceful leap into a world of her own and we have been granted a welcoming invitation into that world of creative wonder.
WHO WOULD WEAR THIS RANGE..
Her overall collection was delicate, structured and feminine with a touch of elegant mystery to it. I think wheel class women who love the feel of tailored elegance would wear this range with pure style and finnesse.
Words by @TankiEm
Pictures by SDR photography