Last night I popped through to the beautiful Park House of Events on 7, located at the top of Hyde Park Shopping Centre, to attend the iconic SA Fashion Week – a bi-annual calendar highlight for all celebs, fashion guru’s, fashionista’s and wannabe’s alike.
I was lucky enough to attend both Chu Yan’s collection, perfectly complimented with stunning jewellery pieces by designer Angela Yeung from Impilo Collection – and then straight in to JJ Schoeman and Sun Goddess’s ranges.
Although, quite unusually, the shows were running a bit late, everything was well organised – even though they had swopped the show venue and the registration area over which caused me to have a mild panic on arrival (I am a creature of habit) but once I had figured out were everything was it was great!
Chu Yan’s models wore beautiful Asian inspired pieces, flowing dresses, kimono style belts and deep oranges and blues, really stunning range I loved it. Impilo Collection pulled out all the stops with beautifully crafted copper and silver bracelets, arm bands, rings and earrings.
I am a huge fan of JJ’s ranges – so my reviews are always good, but this collection for me was just stunning. I love seeing things on the runway that I would/could actually wear myself – and the show kicked off with three plus sized girls taking to the ramp in some stunning outfits. The crowd went nuts and for good reason, it’s not very often you see ladies my size taking to the run way at fashion week.
From tulle, to beading, to florals, from kaftans to lace evening gowns – for which JJ is well known, beautiful colours, blues, reds and nudes, this range is all about being a woman, and embracing that femininity wholeheartedly.
I was also super excited to be seated next to our new Miss SA Demi-Leigh, as well as larger than life drag queen, Betty Bangles, who kept me entertained, and fanned with her gorgeous fan, during the rather warm show.
Sun Goddess worked bold colours, polka dots and traditional prints, skins – and the mens and ladies ranges were beautifully tailored. Hats made a big appearance, yay, and capes seem to be the new thing for next summer, love it!