Local Designers Make Their Mark At Global Citizen Festival!
This was one of the most emotional weekends we’ve ever had! And that’s because some famous faces performed at the Global citizen festival and and pulled off an incredible performance. The festival that was held in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s work and lasting legacy for his 100th birthday and part of Global Citizen’s project to eradicate poverty. The star studded festival featured famous faces like Ed Sheeran, Usher, Cassper Nyovest, Sho Madjozi, Chris Martin and Pharrell Williams to just name the few before the shows headliners, Beyonce and Jay Z took to the stage.
We weren’t only blown away by the incredible speeches and performances but can we just talk about the outfits?! South Africa made us proud with some of our best known designers dressed the super stars. The talent in this country is insane and it continues to grow each time. The designers are unstoppable and you can easily see their blood and what went into what they create.
So let’s talk about who dressed who. First up is Oprah Winfrey wore a chiffon silk kaftan by the incredible Gert Johan Coetzee. He has dressed many famous faces and what he creates is always fantastic! His perfection in detailing, design and construction is impeccable. This kaftan was perfect for Oprah and we even love how it was clinched to the waist, just to create a shape. May we also add why we love Gert more, well this gown featured beading that was hand beaded.
He also dressed one of the hottest and talented performers in Africa, Tiwa Savage performed at the festival in a bold and colourful jumpsuit along with a headband. This look was vibrant and just a whole ball of sunshine.
Next up is our best friend in our head, supermodel Naomi Campbell. The supermodel and activist has always been known for her impeccable style. She never holds back and always looks like a goddess! She slayed our whole existence with her clothing choices. When we saw her step out in a multi panel pleated African print dress by Marianne Fassler for the Inaugural Forever young ball at the Nelson Mandela House, we almost fainted!This unique dress had drama and putting different styles of prints together made the dress even more unique and special.
And finally the Queen of everything, the person we’ve been waiting for ever since they released the headline is Beyonce. Bey performed alongside Jay Z as the headliner in multiple outfits. One that boldly stood out was this green look.Now lets start with designer first, Quiteria & George designs have always been art and special! What he creates, we always wonder how did he do this and where did they get this idea?What we love more about his aesthetics is his smart way of manipulating fabrics and it coming to life, even with the most difficult of materials. All his pieces are unique and there is not one item that looks like any other designer or brand. So it was just right that Beyonce wore one of his collection.
She performed in this green-beaded shimmered bodysuit with a balloon sleeve gown. The stunning Enhle Mbali Maphumulo funded the gown and said: “I’m very happy to have collaborated with Quiteria and George. They are great artists as I am a creative mind and organizing machine. A lot went into this, sweat , money and physical exertion. But seeing the beautiful outfit close the show brought nothing but tears to my eyes.”
We are soo proud of these designers and this goes to show how talented they are and the magic they create.
Check on our site: Our Top 7 Moments From The #GlobalCitizen Festival