Last night saw the official opening of one of the country’s most prestigious fashion gathering hosted by CRUZ Vintage Black Vodka, with all the who’s who of the South African fashion world in attendance. And what a night it was!
Kicking off SA Fashion Week celebrations, luxe vodka brand and official headline sponsor CRUZ Vodka together with over 180 fashion and entertainment industry players celebrated their long standing SA Fashion Week sponsorship with an invite-only, star-studded red carpet affair at Fergusons on 5th in IIlovo, Sandton.
As a prelude to the week of upcoming runway shows and fashion festivities, guests got to experience the brand that is strongly rooted in New York provenance and is associated with the high-end fashion you would expect to see in the Big Apple.
Esteemed guests adorned in sparkling fashion included media personalities Kim Jayde, Chris Jaftha, Ayanda MVP, Kamo Moth, Lesego ‘Coconut Kelz’ Tlhabi and Lerai. Reality TV stars included Annie Mthembu, Mpho Wa Badimo, Nicole Capper and Angel Pather dazzled in colourful local numbers. Current Mrs South Africa Jo Judnick-Wilson graced the red carpet alongside ex Miss SA, the ever stunning Tansey Coetzee. Model Ponahalo Mojapelo ‘killed’ it in shades of pink drip by designer Thebe Magugu while radio personality Teboho ‘Caddy’ Tsotetsi arrived in a one-of-a-kind Loxion Kulcha combo.
SAFW’23 showcasing fashion designers Ole Ledimo and Rubicon’s Hangwani Nengovhela ‘showed’ up as did other local favourites Paledi Segapo and Scalo. YouTube sensation, Birth of Stars trio Oratile ‘Coachella Randy’ Masedi, Kamohelo Pule and Kagiso Mogola stole the ‘show’ with their self-styled ensembles and crazy dance moves.
Also in attendance were sweethearts AKA and Nadia Nakai, artists Anele Zondo, Money Badoo and KLA. Other guests include House of Zwide cast members Nefisa Mkhabela and Khaya Dladla as well as LGBTI activists Thami Kotlolo and Yaya Mavundla.