The 2019 Sun Met theme is 'African Luxury: Precious Metals'. Picture: Supplied
Africa’s Richest Race Day, the Sun Met celebrated with G.H. Mumm, has announced its theme for 2019 when it returns to the Mother City on the 26th of January. 

The theme  "African Luxury: Precious Metals' sets the theme for the day as the Kenilworth Racecourse will transform into the city’s most glittering runway, adorned with gold, copper, and platinum colours and textures. 

“Africa is not just inspiring international fashion trends but Africa, as in the African identity is fashion. I find this theme more exciting and truer to the African identity than commercial African prints will ever be. This, after all, is a gift from Africa to the rest of the world. I can't wait to see how this will be interpreted by fashion designers and the public.”  Commented Mzukisi Mbane of South African lifestyle fashion brand, Imprint ZA.


“South Africa’s rich mineral resources are the inspiration for a very elegant, high voltage, glamorous direction for the race day. Dresses cut and draped in liquid metallics together with high octane metallic tailored suits that will glisten in the African Sun” added Warrick Gautier. 

The chosen theme is a celebration of the continent’s glitz, glamour, and natural materials that contribute greatly to the regal richness of Africa. Race day goers are encouraged to arrive dressed to theme in copper, gold, and platinum prints and tones for what promises to be a dazzling day at the races. 

When asked to comment on the theme of the impending Sun Met, reigning Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters said “The Sun Met is always such a grand celebration of our fashion heritage and legacy as Africans. 

I always love experiencing how people interpret the theme and I think 'African Luxury: Precious Metals' is the perfect opportunity for the public to step out and shine.” 

The prestigious social destination and the equestrian affair is headlined bySun International where elite horse racing meets high-end fashion and top-flight entertainment.  

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