2015 Platnium Fashion Festival

This past weekend fashion lovers from all over gathered in Klerksdorp for the  2nd Platinum Fashion Festival. 
This fashion extravaganza, presented by North West School of Design succeeded in raising the bar for student graduation shows in South Africa.  The Platinum Fashion Festival gave way to not only 3 top notch fashion shows, but also a hair show and various  live performances. 
The Brutal Fruit Vip Lounge gave the platform for North West School of Design students to rub shoulders with a host of celebrities, fashion leaders and media. 
Gert Johan Coetzee announced his 2016 bursary winner and during the Brutal Fruit Fashion Talk, Gert Johan advised the current NWSD students on fashion and business where after, Power Couple SA contestants Emile and Razia Samson facilitated a question and answer session with the students. 
The highlight of the festival was unmistakably the creativity and high quality garments presented by North West School of Design fashion students.

Thank you so much for North West School of Design for having me at this year's Platinum Fashion Festival. It is truly an honor to be part of such a spectacular event.

VIP Lounge

My Colette by Colette Hayman black and white purse with my tickets to all the shows for the Platinum Fashion Festival.
The famous Gert-Johan Coetzee giving some valuable tips at the Brutal Fruit Fashion Talk.
Day 1 of the Platinum Fashion Festival and I decided to wear my infinity dress as a cross over in the front and in the back.
Kobus Rautenbach, one of my favorite South African Designers and I.
Monique Elzania de Ponte, a student at North West School of Design and I.
Here I am with Simone le Roux, a 3rd year Consumer Sciences student who helped out backstage.
The oh so stunning and amazing Lebogang Nobuhle Kepadisa and I. What a wonderful young woman - she is most definitively going places
One of Gert Johan Coetzee's stunning creations.
From the left is the model with a stunning red dress from Gert Johan Coetzee, with me in the middle and the stunning designer on the right.
Day 2 of the Platinum Fashion Festival where I decided to wear a one shoulder black dress with my all time favorite Wooden Lace wood and metal ring.
Some Wooden Lace while watching the runway show.
I simply fell in love with this amazing Theron and Theron leather clutch.
The stunning ladies from Theron and Theron Designs. What an honor it is to know them and to be able to work with them as well. 
The amazing Razia Samson and I.
From the left, Berne Theron, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Simone Theron and I.
The stunning Marika Steyn with me, Simone and Berne Theron.

It was really such an amazing experience to meet and chat with Gert-Johan Coetzee. He is an amazing example of a designer who made it big still with both feet on the ground.
The Platinum Fashion Festival will only get bigger and bigger each year and I want to congratulate each and every person who was involved with organizing this stunning event. A special thank you to Marlene and Charles Oosthuizen, because without them none of this would have been possible.


LDJ Collection Official Launch

Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
Lynne de Jager, designer and owner of the LDJ Collection. An inspiring and wonderful woman.
Photo credit: Donavin Lovell Photography 
So last week Thursday the official LDJ Collection Launch took place at Contemporary Events in Centurion and what a night it was indeed. The interior was simply breath-taking and handbags that were on display were eye catching. When I had some time to chat with Lynné de Jager herself, she said that she wanted to do something new with a handbag collection and that is how she decided to start working with cork and leather.

I was amazed not only with the handbags itself, but with the entire event and the attention to detail that was given to every aspect. From the food, to the wine and music and then of course the location itself. Perfect and world class quality. 

Xanthus Viljoen and I.
The amazing Juanita de Villiers Velts and I.
Chef Brett Ladds from Essence catering and I.
Louw Breytenbach from Die Reviewer and I.
Stephan Akeci, managing director at A-Triad and I.
The singer, Willem Botha and I.
Having a chat with Lynné de Jager herself.
Lynné de Jager and I.
Janine Snyders, Editor-in-Chief at Pols magazine and publicist for Lynné de Jager and I.
Carine Bezuidenhout, graphic designer and Stiki and I. 
Roelien Prinsloo and I.
Here I am with one of the stunning handbags from the LDJ Collection.
Albert Kruger, New Projects Director at Contemporary Events and I.
The singer, Lee Scott and I.

Congratulations to Lynné for hosting a spectacular evening. I think the LDJ Collection is a brand that will quickly take over the South African consumer market and become a must have item for each and every one of the consumers.

Be sure to check out Contemporary Event’s and the LDJ Collection’s Facebook Page’s by clicking on their logo’s.


Platinum Fashion Festival - 2015 Program of events

Friday 6 November & Saturday 7 November 

Gates Open @ 09:00 - R10-00 Gate Entry per day per car

Design Fair & Expo

Friday 9h00 to 19h00 & Saturday 09h00 to 18h00
Entry Fee - no charge
This Marquee tent will be full of handpicked and curated local designers and entrepreneurs that will be showcasing and selling their unique hand made products. shoppers from all over the country can do their Christmas shopping at the Platinum Fashion Festival's Fashion Fair marquee 

Cocktail Lounge

Friday 09h00 to 22h00
Saturday 09h00 to 22h00
Entry fee - No charge
Indulge in an array of refreshments available from the Round Table whilst you enjoy a spot of shoulder rubbing with Celebs, fashion bloggers designers and fashionistas 

PFF Food Fair

Enjoy a light meal or snack from Romany/carnival style food kiosks and caravans. Platinum Fashion Festival Bunting flags will add to the carnival mood 

Friday 6 November

14h00 Impact 4 kids 'Cool 4 Jesus' story time with sing and dance activities @ The kids creative corner R5 entry

15h00 'Blue & I' Live show @ the PFF networking arena Free Entry

Brutal Fruit Fashion Talk @ the show arena Featuring Gert Johan Coetzee as key note speaker and Emile & Razia Samson who will facilitate the Q&A session. Fashion Symposium targeted at fashion students, emerging designers and stylists as well as high school students who want to explore possibilities of a future career in fashion. Free entry, but book your seat on www.platinumfashionfestival.co.za 

17h30 Centurion Academy hair show @ the pff Networking Arena entry fee R100 includes admittance to 1st year's ancient world Installation

19h00 - NWSD Fashion Show
Arnold Motors - 1st years ancient world fashion installation entry fee R100-00 includes admittance to the centurion academy hair show 
Front Row VIP R200-00
Also Features the NWSD Alunmi's Avant Garde creations featuring Celebrity models. Accoustic live music by Outlaw Empire

Saturday 7 November

10h00  Impact 4 kids 'Cool 4 Jesus' story time with sing and dance activities @ The kids creative corner R5 entry

11h00 Naliah Phoenix Live show @The PFF Networking Arena. Free Entry 

12h00 Impakt for Kids 'Play 4 Jesus @ The kids creative corner. R5 Entry Fee Everybody will take part and perform a play for family and friends.

13h00 Almur live show @ The PFF Networking Arena. Free Entry 

14h00 Impact 4 Kids 'Fashion 4 Jesus' Program @ The kids creative corner R5 entry
We'll be showing off our beauty, just as Jesus made us! 

15h00 Kn9ne & Heino Neff live show @ The pff networking arena free entry

16h00 NWSD Fashion Show 
NWSD 3rd Years Buyers Collections R60 entry fee 
Show casing the latest and future Ready to wear Fashion Trends to fashion lovers, buyers, bloggers, and Fashion Bloggers

17h00 Outlaw Empire acoustic live show @ the PFF Networking Arena. Free Entry  

18h30- NWSD Fashion Show 
Peugeot/Citroen - Couture Collections
This PFF Gala Event culminates in a show stopping event featuring 3rd years bridal collections 2nd year couture collections and 1st year guest designer looks. The Platinum Fashion Festival closing ceremony sees top achievers, designers and hairstylists awarded for their exceptional accomplishments. The Gert Johan Coetzee bursary winner will also be announced.

20h00 Jordan Gilman Saxophone live show @ The PFF Networking arena 

22h00 Official PFF After Party @ The Round Table Cocktail Lounge  

I hope to see everybody there.


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