On the 24th July, Belvedere Vodka, together with the industry platform for the fashion industry in Cape Town, Cape Town Fashion Council, hosted South Africa's fashion elite, celebrities and notable industry luminaires last night, who descended to Cape Town to attend the Mother City's Fashion Week.
Belvedere Vodka and Cape Town Fashion Council hosted this exclusive opening night celebration party at one of the city's hottest venues, Coco Lounge. Traditionally not open on Thursdays, Coco Lounge opened its doors exclusively for the event with a unique Belvedere twist in honour of Fashion Week. Guests were welcomed with cocktails from the popular 'Belvedere Bear' and the brand's 'Illuminate the Night' theme, which amplified their experience. One of the most recognisable faces in South Africa, with a television career that spans over two decades, Bonnie Henna did a splendid job as MC and compère for the evening.
South African fashionistas Anelisa Mangcu, David Tlale and socialites such as Jen Su, Natalie Becker, Kia Johnson, Tracey Lange, Khaya Dlanga and Cindy Nel are just some of the names that were mingling and enjoying Belvedere Vodka.
Staying true to fashion week, Cape Town Fashion Council presented an impactful fashion installation. Fashion designer, Selfi, was the first instillation for the night with designs inspired by architecture, forms and patterns in nature. Following that was Spilt Milk that presented its installation, and made sure the guests who missed their main show earlier that night "didn't cry over spilt milk". Lara Klawikowski's concluded the fashion installation with designs that were imaginative and purposeful, best described as wearable art.
The trademark Belvedere Models, dressed by Spilt Milk, were in attendance, their make-up looking beautiful courtesy of David Sharp, and their hair was a artistic interpretation of the famous Belvedere Trees that you see in the brand's campaigns.