The Red Carpet Fashion Show 2012
The Camps Bay strip was star studded in style on Friday 10 February at the Heat magazine powered Red Carpet Fashion Show 2012.
Celebrity guests Elana Afrika and Katlego Maboe took to the stage, introducing SA’s leading fashion giants KLuK, Port, Stefania Morland, Jagadi and a fresh new designer on the scene, Joanna Hedley, with BeachCult.
The Heat glam fashion event celebrated the empowerment of women through Dermalogica’s joinFITE initiative. Red Carpet Concepts handed over a cheque of R16,000 to the foundation.
“All the hard work pays off in the end when you’re able to look back at what you’ve achieved and feel proud. We couldn’t have chosen a better initiative to back” says Red Carpet Concepts MD and Red Carpet Fashion Show event organizer Jade Allen. Aphrodite Diamonds also gave away a show stopping R65,000 pair of raw diamond chandelier earrings to lucky guest Mpume Maphumulo.
The show was topped by a debut showcasing of both online fashion super store Zando.co.za – the official shoe supplier of the Red Carpet Fashion Show 2012- and Carol Boyes’ new line of sunglasses, jewellery and handbags.
The full house of 500 guests enjoyed incredible catering by master chef Lauden Kirk of Simply Italian, and seemingly endless complimentary drinks by Pongracz, Bernini, Peroni, Gordon’s Gin, Thin Lizzy and Vitamin Water cocktails. The event didn’t shy away from spoiling its guests for a second; the goody bags were filled to the brim with incredible products, gifts and treats from Dermalogica, Morrocanoil, Sally Williams, Lindt, Katjes, bobble water bottles, Hula Hoops and a range of other impressive gifts.
Ice Art South Africa also shone out with yet another beautiful ice sculpture welcoming guests at the entrance, leading to an Ultra Events transformed Rotanda where Carol Thorns greeted guests with a powerful performance on her cello.
“I can’t wait for the next event”, says Allen, “I’m considering doing a winter show later this year. As the show keeps growing I look forward to being able to keep giving more back to charity.”
Picture Credits: All photographs from the Red Carpet Fashion show © Werner Ryke, 2011