CRUZ SA Fashion week official opening party

Cruz Vodka opened SA Fashion Week last night with a star-studded event at The Marc in Sandton. Celebrating SA Fashion weeks 21st birthday, celebrities, fashionistas and designers came out in numbers to this red carpet affair.  The evening was filled with elegance and style where the who’s who of JHB partied late into the night to the beats of DJ Naves and Spectacular, Miss Pru and Kimmy K. Like every year, the fashion was a hit and miss. Honestly we think the guys won best dressed for the event, sorry ladies.. *hides* . This time the event was hotter than ever with celebrities like Matthew Knowles and his wife attending the event. We felt like we were close to Beyonce even though she wasn’t there. So let’s see what the stars wore to the opening party while indulging on Cruz cocktails served throughout the evening, a perfect fit for this celebratory occasion.

Khanya Mkangisa dressed in Keys fashion


Trust Khanya to always look super sexy! The star wore Keys Fashion and we always say anyone that wears Keys  Fashion always looks strong, sexy and fierce. We get tired of saying this, but it is the truth.

Sarah Langa dressed in Gert Johan Coetzee

We love Sarah more and more every time we see her. Lately her fashion game is even stronger than ever. We appreciate her style and the fact that she never has to try hard to stand out. Her personality firstly is one thing that makes her stand out and then throw in a powerful designer and its a total knockout.

Lunga Shabalala dressed Ephymol

Helloooo Lunga!! *winks* This suit was incredibly fresh and different and it worked perfectly for the star. We have to say Ephymol is one of the only SA designers that knows how to keep it simple but make an impact at the same time.

K Naomi

A People favourite, K Naomi! We simply love her and in this look?! talk about old hollywood glam! This is how it should be done guys, we can all grab a few tips from her.

Matthew Knowles and wife dressed in Gert Johan Coetzee

And the moment we were all waiting for!!! When these two walked the carpet! I am sure we heard a Beyonce song as they walked the carpet… hmmm.. They looked exquisite in Gert and why wouldn’t they, have you seen the designers work?

Nomuzi Mabena dressed in Keys fashion

So we all have come to the conclusion that Nomuzi can literally wear any trend and look incredible! We want to know how it’s possible so we can also pull off any look too. But until we wait for her to let us know on her little secret, we will just praise this look and say she did it again! fabulous!

Donald dressed in Palse

It was a bit hard focusing on Donald’s stylish outfit thanks to his dreamy eyes! Donald attended and did what he was suppose to do which was to leave us speechless. Also if all these designs for male are like this, then we really can’t wait to see the shows!

Phuti Kgomo

OK firstly, we want this dress!! You know we all have that one outfit that we know will make an impact and make us feel good when we step out in it, well that’s this dress!

Blue Mbombo

Ok soooo l think Blue tried going for a Lily Allen look and honestly, we hate to say this, but we aren’t a fan of this. Yes we all love converse sneakers and it goes with just about anything but this look, not really. The gown is stunning and she always looks stunning, but not the sneakers.

AKA dressed in Ole

So we want to know if this outfit comes in ladies sizes and if not, we are still going to rock it and go for the over sized look. AKA did quite a bold move by wearing this and we love that he did that move cause it’s honestly one of our best dressed of the night!

Ntando Duma dressed in House of Luke

The beautiful, sexy, incredible, talented, gorgeous, fun, exciting, ok you get the point! Ntando kept it a bit plain in this House of Luke number, but we still love it! it was fashionable, feminine and polished.

Pics by Brenda Taylor

Stay tuned for this week fashion week coverage!