Lo­cal fashi­on on the g­reen car­pet

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W­hat bet­ter way to con­clu­de the es­tee­med Knys­na Oys­ter Fe­s­ti­val than a G­reen Car­pet Fashi­on ex­tra­va­gan­za lif­ting a veil on so­me of the be­st-kept se­crets in Knys­na – the town's u­p­co­ming de­sig­ners.

A­fro­cen­tric was the the­me of the day with a tou­ch of de­nim-and-w­hi­te. O­ver a hund­red lo­cals sho­wed up at Vinyl in Main S­treet for a tre­at of cock­tail en­ter­tai­n­ment and wor­l­d­class cou­tu­re by our very own de­sig­ners.

S­ho­w­ca­sing A­fri­can re­ga­lia ran­ging from men’s and wo­men’s we­ar and acces­so­ries, mo­dels took to the run­way dis­playing the­se works of bril­li­an­ce.

Knys­na born and bred e­vent ma­na­ger Vu­vu Ra­lus­he who has hos­ted a few shows in the past, said this e­vent was ai­med at s­ho­w­ca­sing lo­cals ran­ging from de­sig­ners, mo­dels, e­ven towns­hip DJs – and gi­ving pe­op­le from the nort­hern a­re­as an op­por­tu­ni­ty to al­so be part of the fe­s­ti­val.

He said the G­reen Car­pet e­vent was a fashi­on s­how lin­ked to na­tu­re, in­spi­red by Knys­na be­cau­se the town is g­reen.

“One of the re­a­sons why I wan­ted this s­how was be­cau­se I wan­ted pe­op­le from the to­wns­hips to feel spe­ci­al, roll out a car­pet for them and gi­ve them a re­a­son to dress up and s­how up,” said Ra­lus­he.

De­sig­ners who sho­w­ca­sed their works we­re M­ve­le­li Bam­bi­so of M cre­a­ti­ons, Lwa de­signs by L­wa­ne­le Bam­be and Lin­da M­da­tyul­wa’s acces­so­ries.

The tur­nout left Ra­lus­he speechless. “Words fail me, I don’t e­ven know w­he­re to be­gin… Pe­op­le from as far a­way as Mos­sel Bay ca­me through to s­how their sup­port. I am dee­ply hum­bled. Nan­gamso.”

Soon af­ter the s­how con­clu­ded, the dan­ce floor was o­pe­ned and DJs li­ke DJ Abo,

24 To­nes, Jer­ry, LK

Ci­ti­zens and mo­re we­re on the decks.

A­BO­VE: He­ad­wrap and neck­pie­ce by Lin­da M­da­tyul­wa’s acces­so­ries. MIDDLE: M­ve­le­li Bam­bi­so of M cre­a­ti­ons. FAR RIG­HT: Lwa de­signs by L­wa­ne­le Bam­be.

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