Where do I begin with such an amazing night of fashion, music and all round talent? The Grand Daddy Hotel was the venue for Saturday night’s fashion show hosted by Mampho Smouse, owner of fashion label Smouse Blazer. Situated on Cape Town’s vibey Long Street, The Grand Daddy was the perfect venue, keeping guests warm within their modern interior and with the impressive drinks at the bar.
From 6pm guests started arriving; as a ‘tourist’ to South Africa I’m always amazed by Capetonian’s great sense of style. Girls looked gorgeous in an array of dresses, statement jumpers, big hair, bright lipsticks and bold accessories. The men didn’t disappoint either; smart trousers teamed with a bold blazer seemed to be the outfit of choice for most, some with patterned scarves and no one was seen without a pair of smart shoes.
I met with the designers backstage and caught a glimpse of the models and the 3 different outfits they’d soon be showcasing. Jewellery designer Bongi Mabala showcased some of her latest work with her dynamic pieces. Sihle presented Faith Avenue; she’d used sharp tailoring paired with pastel colours. I really liked her work, especially for such a young designer.
The second collection was from label Swagger Diariez; fun summer brights, floaty maxi dresses and flattering shorts made the clothes look really wearable and I could personally see myself wearing these outfits everyday if the weather was on my side!
The final collection was by Mampho Smouse and her label Smouse Blazer. As the name suggests there was a great range of blazers; she’d used bold primary colours and smart materials to make these pieces perfect for work and office wear. I think with the addition of a few accessories they’d look great for partying in Cape Town.
The night also consisted of some amazing dance acts, singers and rappers. I’ll be posting the remaining photos tomorrow so you can see all of the fun in full! Well done to everyone who made the night such a success.