A must attend affair on the Cape Town’s couture calendar event - The Red Carpet Fashion Show 2017 in partnership with Bella Tydskrif and Prestige Magazine, will take place on Saturday (December 2)- at the stylish Vista Marina at the V&A Waterfront. premium soirée in an unsurpassed summer setting.
With a Mediterranean flair in a pristine marina environment, this year’s event will be showcasing the celebrated summer collections of local and international designers: Shana & Stefania Morland, The Hive Fashion, Jekyll & Hide luxury leather luggage, M Couture, Vilebrequin, Lola Romon, Tom Ford and Gucci Eyewear; and for the first time in SA Jacques LaGrange will be showing his esteemed New York Fashion Week collection! “In a time of opulence, we need to reflect on the past… to take us back to basics. True elegance, style and class” notes LaGrange.
“Each year we bring together the finest ensemble of designers and designer brands to highlight upcoming trends and global influences. We are completely ecstatic about this year’s fantastic mix of designers and cannot wait to show Cape Town what they have in store!” Says Jade Allen, Managing Director of Red Carpet Concepts and founder of the Red Carpet Fashion Show. “We chose Vista Marina as it speaks luxury, sophistication and understated opulence in a premium setting ideally aligned to our vision for RCFS 2017.”
From 5pm VIP guests can enjoy a yacht cruise with bubbly before the show, and grand arrival to a jetty flourished with Pongracz Disederius, cocktails, canapes and cool beats by DJ Creamer and Anthea Scholtz from 6 – 8pm. Guests are also privy to an exclusive art exhibition, by Ana Kuni and Linnea Frank, mounted on metallic gold canvasses. “Our mantra throughout the design process was the idea of empowerment through art” says Kuni.
Interactive pop up bars by ghd, Catrice Cosmetics and FoxBox manicures will offer guests ample pre-show pampering. Hosted by celebrity emcees Jade Hubner and Tracey Lange, and featuring the beautiful Mishka Patel, the Red Carpet Fashion Show will commence at 8pm sharp with intermittent music and dance performances by Francesca Biancoli and Tulu Entertainment.
Continuing the party Lady M will be djing, spinning Ibiza Sunset tracks to take us into the night. Each gest will receive a gift bag on their way out, compliments of Catrice and other lovely take home treats.
Jade Allen, Managing Director of Red Carpet Concepts and founder of the Red Carpet Fashion Show on what to expect.
Please tell us a little about the history of the show, how it started and why? The Red Carpet Fashion Show is my passion project, birthed seven years ago. I felt inspired to host an event amalgamating arts, fashion, music and culture with artisanal eats and drinks. Each year I feel driven to better the year before. The event has organically developed into the globally recognized production it is today, featuring a mix of leading local and international designer brands and stakeholders.
How are the showcasing designers/brands selected? Through a curated process, each designer is carefully considered as part of the overall collaboration offering the audience a diversity of looks and styles in high-end fashion, embodying swimwear, street-wear and haute couture.
Please tell us a little about Saturday, what to expect, who will be there etc.? Saturday's event is taking place at Vista Marina, an exquisite water facing venue with a private jetty, nestled beside the V&A Waterfront's Two Ocean's Aquarium. 250 Fashionistas, media, celebs and influencers will gather for Cape Town's couture calendar soirée. The Red Carpet Fashion show 2017 is being hosted by the gorgeous celebrity emcees Jade Hubner and Tracey Lange.
* Jekyll and Hide will be showcasing their latest ladies’ business handbag range. This collection is versatile and functional yet plays on minimalist trends for the on-the-go woman. Thrown into the mix are also some of our all time favorite mens pieces, created for a lifestyle of both travel and work.
*Lola Romon is about creating beautiful clothes that women love to wear.The La Mode Féministe Collection focuses on creating timeless and elegant pieces that leave women feeling comfortably sophisticated and remarkably confident.
* This season’s M Couture! collection was inspired by a conversation between contrasting prints on a monochrome pallet. Mixing bold prints on delicate fabrics to create a soft and feminine silhouette. The collection uses a lot of colour on simple shapes to create a romantic and whimsical look. Expect lots of frills, flounces, florals and lace, contributed to a sweeter-than-usual mood for day, and then embroided lace and ornate embellishments for the evening.
*Stefania Morland’s collection is easy to wear, with lots of embellishment and natural fabrics. Keeping to the true Stefania style will end off with wedding gowns with a twist.
*Combining silhouettes that compliment ones’ body shape, with cool textures and embellishments is look for Shana Morland’s collection this year. With a strong belief that fashion and the clothes we wear can go a far way in expressing who we are as well as giving off ones’ own perception of beauty.
*Tickets are R 450, available through https://www.quicket.co.za/ VIP ticket holders will enjoy a yacht cruise prior to the show. For more details, email [email protected] or check out the Red Carpet Fashion Facebook Page or the Vista Marina Facebook page.