Local fashion on the green carpet
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.