Research Unit Debuts At #SAFW

Last night, the fashion world gathered at the Sandton City rooftop for Day 2 of South Africa Fashion Week and ZAlebs was there! We even spotted Sarah Langa and Kayla sitting front row!

Although the evening was packed with back to back shows, we only had eyes for one show! Research Unit, new kid on the Fashion Week block, pulled out all the stops and gave us a stunning show!

Research Unit is the brainchild of Erin-Lee and Chad Petersen, a kickass husband and wife designer duo that is innovating the South African fashion scene with good design and unmatched craftsmanship. 

They came out swinging with the first look and every look after that was more spectacular than the one before. We loved that the models wore their hair slicked back so as to compliment the whole look instead of it being one more thing we needed to focus on.

The clothes were everything; from futuristic vibes to baggy silhouettes and colour clashes; someone even said they had a 'little touch of Little House on the Prairie'. And that is the beauty of fashion, anyone can interpret is however they want to. The designs basically screamed, β€œwe are here, we are different and you need take notice!”

Of course we weren't the only ones who thought so!


The Research Unit show was ultimately a parade of beautifully designed bags for every occasion. We will definitely keep our eyes peeled for them in the future!

Main Image Credit: Eunice Driver/SA Fashion Week

Written by:
ZAlebs Team