On Friday 11 October 2019 South Africa will host the first-ever New York Runway SA show featuring a collective of New York designers fresh off the fashion week runway! Taking place at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers this global fashion calendar event draws together the rich fashion cultures of the Big Apple and the Mother City under one roof.
Showcasing designers from New York include VanElse by Else Hardjo with accessible attire for the successful businesswoman; Honee for House of Honee presenting extravagant otherworldly futuristic apparel; Rian Fernandez accredited as the Best Designer of the Northern Philippines; Michael Lombard whose approach takes to bold leathers and studded ensembles and elegant evening-wear by Este & Clo.
Representing the forefront of local fashion is SA’s King of couture who has graced the NYFW runway for the past three years consecutively – Jacques LaGrange; BeachCult by Joanna Hedley – an AFWL local launching her latest Midnight Safari collection featuring the Prowling Leopard print by Emijl De Kock; ZED Menswear bespoke tailored attire for the discerning modern-day gentleman along with New York fashion week locals Malcolm KLûK and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit – always fresh, always fabulous! All showcasing their Spring-Summer collections.
Doors open at 7 pm. A red-carpet arrival met with multi-award-winning Quoin Rock Wines’ bubbly bar. Delectable canapes and bowl dining will be served to all guests throughout the evening. Sir Fruit and Happy Culture Kombucha refreshment bars available for re-quenchment. Upbeat ambiance by DJ Anthea Scholtz and runway master music curator, Dino Moran. The fashion show kicks off at 8:30 pm, led by globally recognized South African actress, Bonnie Mbuli, as the evening’s emcee, with enigmatic interludes of live music and dance performances. Concluding the show – an after-party in the Quoin Rock VIP wine bar (all guests welcomed) where dessert canapes will be served. A global influx of models presented by 3D Model Agency will take to the runway. Hair by Tracy-Lee Rossliand’s HAZE Enterprise and Guerlain make-up by celebrity artist, Renee De Wit, and her extensive team.
Guerlain offers guests an added dash of French flair and finesse with an interactive beauty bar. Kush Kolour (Cannabis Sativa infused nail polishes and treatments) will be hosting a pop-up nail station, set beside the Curl Connection and Black Roots hair bars. These high-end, wide-range haircare lines are also infused with Cannabis Sativa for revolutionary treatment transformation and results-driven effect. Amidst the exhilarated on-goings, Life Day Spa Canal Walk invites attendees to sit back and unwind in their sensory spa lounge.
1. Guests have a number of ticket options to choose from. General Admission (R495) covers the arrival MCC, catering, activations, fashion show, goody bags, and after-party.
2. Stepping into the VIP arena, guests have an option of the New York Runway VIP Lounge seating (R780) with VIP Quoin Rock wine bar access.
3. The VIP Premium tickets offer all the bells and whistles of the VIP Lounge passes plus five-star Crystal Towers accommodation (includes breakfast) at R1400 per person sharing (R2800 per couple) or R2000 for single occupancy. This is ideal for those who wish to get ready at the venue as well as those who’d prefer to avoid commuting home post the after-party.
4. Finally, the crème de la crème of ticket options – the exclusive Crystal Towers VIP Box. A private dining experience, bottle service included with a range of wines, bubbly, vodka, whiskey, and mixes. The glass suite overlooking all activities is accessible via lift, accommodates 10 pax as well as five luxury accommodation suites. This one of a kind private offering is available for purchase on the Quicket/NYRunway ticket office.
Goody bag gifting includes a range of organic body products by Gaia Cosmetics; five 100ml products compliments of Curl Connection and Black Roots Hair; oil and varnish from Kush Kolour together with a range of other fantastic perfumes, vouchers and other.
Innovative, modern design emanating contemporary sophistication and luxury, Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers offers the quintessential space for a global fashion event. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Century City urban hub, set beside the palm-lined canal and boasts majestic views of Table Mountain.
The technical production, spearheaded by SA’s premier technical supplier – Gearhouse SA InHouse AV – will provide the audio-visual excellence, to be captured through the lens of Volt Africa and Nab Media.
FROM THE PRODUCERS
“Recent years have illustrated a shift in trends towards African inspired design, tones, and textures. Together with acclaimed designers from the African continent, international luminaries from the world’s major fashion capitals have spearheaded an integration of afro-centric design elements,” says New York Runway SA Producer Jade Allen from Red Carpet Creative. “With the eye on Africa, an inbound pathway foundation is being laid for global designers to bring their creations to SA and Africa. A magical new arena in which to explore and play” adds Runway Prestige New York Director, Rabaab Abdalla.
A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), is the leading international conservation organization focused exclusively on Africa’s wildlife and wildlands. Since its inception in 1961, the organization has protected endangered species and land, promoted conservation enterprises that benefit local African communities, and trained hundreds of African nationals in conservation—all to ensure the survival of Africa’s unparalleled wildlife heritage.
Guests not staying at the hotel are encouraged to leave their cars at home and Uber safely and in style. In addition to traveling in comfort, riders will have access to Uber’s in-app safety features, such as GPS tracking, 24/7 phone support, In-App emergency button and Trusted Contacts – ensuring guests have one thing less to stress about and ensuring their night out is filled with responsible choices.
Tickets are available here. For more information on this event check out the Facebook page for regular show updates. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or how to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers accommodation offerings go to https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cptcm-cape-town-marriott-hotel-crystal-towers/.