“From sexy beachwear to sophisticated elegance, Designers of the Red Carpet Fashion Show presented an alluring elegance for every woman and man. I loved the designs, delectable treats and breath-taking entertainment. 5 star indeed”, Proclaims Style Africa MD and Country Manager of the South African Islamic Fashion and Design Council, Roshan Isaacs.
Saturday 17th September saw the sixth annual Red Carpet Fashion Show in partnership with Prestige Magazine and DStv’s Fashion One, with an incredible line up of international and local designers at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay. The celebration marked the seventh anniversary of Red Carpet Concepts – bespoke communications agency and producers of #RCFS.
This year the Red Carpet Fashion Show went global redefining the South African runway with a fusion of art, fashion, music, culture, gastronomy and fine wine. Local and international designer brands showcased their spring-summer collections with a mix of SA’s finest couture alongside some of our freshest up and coming trend setters in the local fashion scene. Included was SA King of Couture Jacques LaGrange, fashion powerhouse Joanna Hedley with BeachCult (known for her showstopper run in Africa Fashion Week London and MBFW Joburg), theHive (recently featured at Cannes Film Festival), OnTrend (a conglomerate of fun, fresh and funky designers) and M-Couture! Modest wear together with fine quality footwear by Tread+Miller.
Further driving the show’s global credibility was the glamourous and sophisticated celebrity Master of Ceremonies Jen Su, along with celebrity guests like Andrew Chaplin, from Locnville who attended with Jade Hubner of Top Billing. Comments Jade: “The attendance was outstanding, everybody wanted to be at this event. The fashion show was filled with outfits you genuinely could wear, I kept taking reference shots of all the garments I wanted to get. I particularly loved theHive collection! Overall a beautiful event with friendly people.” Also joining in the celebrations were Radio & TV personality, Elana Afrika, Mark Bayly and model/celebrity chef, Ilse Fourie.
Guests were welcomed by Maserati’s parked at the entrance of The Bay Hotel creating a sophisticated feeling as guests arrived. Swiss watch manufacture and designer, TAG Heuer also displayed a stunning collection of watches at Sandy B Private Beach Club for guests to simply admire.
Non Stop entertainment
beat-boxer | singer and live-looper | The Loneraynger | Tides for the fashion show | interactive activations where professional hair, make-up, manicures and massages were offered by Cape Town Beauty Bar, Dermalogica, ghd and Rain Africa| Kelly John Gough and Natasja de Wet’s exquisite artwork at the entrances of the venue | A beautiful rose wall designed by Eventiv, specifically for RCFS2016 was placed at the end of the runway | The runway itself was designed and installed by Next Dimension Entertainment | ABS sheeting marked the runway with one section of small LED lighting | Tulu Entertainment captured the audience with graceful dance performances | The entire sound and lighting rig system was built and programed by leading high-end technical equipment specialists | Kilowatt AV ensured the production of the show ran smoothly | backstage production and choreography was managed by Melanie Rossline | Music producer of SA and New York Fashion Week, Dino Moran, headed up the auditory production for the runway and after party | Francesca Biancoli wowed guests with her live Bjork cover performance during Devernois’ showcasing | Loneraynger’s live beatboxing interlude.
Guests received luxury gift bags filled with spa vouchers and products from Dermalogica, Rain, ghd, Cape Town Beauty Bar, Mint Spa, Morgan Taylor and more to commemorate the evening; and two lucky guests each walked away with a DStv Explora decoder.
In support of a good cause R30 off each ticket went towards Relate Bracelets supporting the Endangered Wildlife Trust for the Dugong Project, the Rhino Project and Cheetah Project as well as the Save the Elephants Project. Making RCFS not just a commemoration of local and international fashion trends, but an event that acknowledges the importance of South Africa’s incredible wildlife.