Thursday, July 14, 2011

fast track, ya did good.

Cape Town Fashion Week AFI Foschini FastTrack. 

started with a bang. a loud, backyard noise - but won't harp on those poor boys again, I think the tweeters did that enough. Backyard Crew, respect for handling so well.

what a trip to get to the CTICC though. Had to wait for a friend to finish work - giving us forty five minutes to do a thirty nine minute drive, find parking and get seats sorted. though we got stuck at every red robot, stop street and behind every single granny, grampa and learner driver on the road - we made it.
Get to town, and cannot find parking, but a nice gentleman showed us to one round a corner, charged us twelve rand. handed him a fifty - and he ran. good times.

but, just as well - we made it with minutes to spare. Saw a few fashiony friends, one being a fabulous booker for Boss Models, Andrew Munro. Always lovely to see him.

Annnd we walk inside, had a chat chat to Miss Nicole, to find the people we were meant to meet have kept us seat - second row from the front.  what a relief.

the show was exceptional. AFI Foschini FastTract. the clothes were beautiful, creative, avant garde, flamboyant and well made. From second and third years - have you ever. Some of those garments were more intricate than ones I've seen top designers sell, international and local. I was actually quiet horrified when I heard that these were there graduate collections . . . the were world class, top shelve, bad ass quality - down to the embroidery and leather cut out details. The best part of the whole shindig was to see friends up there, showing their garments, at twenty one years old - on an internationally recognised fashion week stage.

The crowd was going ape, and the tweets were getting intense, the music was vibing and even the boys came out to see what all this fuss was about. Although there were a few breaks in the line up where people weren't sure of what to do, and a shaky performance by some boys rocking the mikes a little hard, an over all brilliant event.

got to have a chat with Tamara Cherie Dyson, looking beautiful as ever, and see her Durban July dress up close. 
Oh. my.  word.
I have seen hundreds upon thousands for items of clothing .
I have never seen such intricate work done with a piece of cloth . ever.
Another congratulations to you, my darling friend.

now. The whole reason we went .
The winners of AFI Foschini FastTract
Thoki Tafeni, Mia Kreik and . . . 
Chelsey Wilson.  the friend of a friends, who we had gone to watch. amazing. congratulations to all those designers, I cannot believe you produced the work you did.
Hubre Wahl, Amy-Louise Snelling and Pierre de Villers, biggg love. especially doing the valley proud.

1. tamara cherie dyson with a crowd of fans 2. me with the proof sign 3. an overwhelmed Chelsey Wilson being hounded by my paparatzi shots 4. the Chels' chatting after the big win

pictures of the clothing, runways shot, are coming in a post to follow . . . and if you want to see a full break down of what I wore, I posted one yesterday.

fashion week is upon us

with the internship coming to an end, I am going to put all my new found inspiration into making my {Southern Comfort} a Graduate Collection world class, too. Have to definitely pull my ankle socks up, and make myself a hot, hot collection.

{peace && love}


  1. Looks like so much fun! Pity I missed it... Have a lovely Friday xx

  2. hmmm....I think I met you once...I'm Amy's Boyfriend.

    Oh yeah, you spelt her name wrong ;-)

    The Backyard Crew really did well to hande all the crap on the live Twitter Feed. I was quite embarrassed to call myself Human at the end of it all...

    PS. Well done on the site, not bad at all. :-)

  3. Thanks Ty . . .
    I changed her name, the spell chack changed it :(


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