African music’s biggest night , the MTV Africa Music Awards, was not the only awards ceremony that took place in Durban last weekend. The Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards were hosted on Sunday night. Gugulethu Mhlungu rounds up the night’s fashion highs and lo
Best supporting actress winner, Sihle Ndaba, won on the red carpet when she arrived in a cerise gown. The dress was a simple, floor-length creation and she looked fabulous in the colour. She tied her braids up into a bun to keep the neckline clean and to show off her pretty neck. She kept it simple and stylish and it worked.
Comedian David Kau went for a brown, striped jacket worn with black pants, a dark-grey shirt and a black tie. The jacket lets down an otherwise well-put-together formal look. Next to him, MC Zikhona Sodlaka looked glam in an electric-blue bodycon skirt and a simple black top with a red jacket over it. An easy-to-create combo that looked good on the red carpet. Beautiful.
Actress Terry Pheto stole the show in a fab white-caped gown. The delicate detail on the arms was subtle, but added a softness and elegance to her beautiful outfit. She kept her accessories to a minimum and this allowed her dress (and the contrasting pop of her hair) to do the rest. The best-dressed personality on the night.
Actress Xolile Tshabalala went for a ready-to-wear red dress with a ruched detail under the empire line. She wore the dress without adding too much to it, and looked pretty and comfortable. Although the shoes could have been a different colour, the dress’ colour was perfect on her.
Tarina Patel from Generations The Legacy wore a delightful, printed minidress. The detailing on the dress is intricate and beautiful, and makes for a refreshing red-carpet look. This was a lovely choice.