Those who attended the first Street Fashion Show in Mitchell Street on Saturday 29 February were wowed by the four ranges of clothing created by mother and daughter team Belinda and Sinead de Haast (My Tailor), Rita Louw (Mooi Mooi Boutique) and Ayanda Qonya (Ayanda Qonya Clothing).
Sinead, a young and upcoming designer, presented a stylish collection reflecting the moods and natural beauty of Hermanus. Her collection started with a sexy, beach-sand-coloured dress and ended with a beautiful black gown with gold sequins intended to mirror the starry nights of Hermanus.
Rita brought out a collection of dresses and casual-wear that offered as she had promised: “eclectic comfort and vibrant colours” and something everyone could wear. She teamed her selection with funky accessories all handpicked and made in South Africa.
Then it was Ayanda’s turn. His traditional African and funky designs brought bright and daring to the green runway. His designs combined urban chic with style, allowing the wearer to dress it up or down, according to what event they were attending.
Belinda closed off the show and certainly did not disappoint. Flowing lines and floral prints were a keynote of her range, along with understated elegance. There was also a beautiful blue, sequined dress that she and her daughter, Sinead, collaborated on. The dress, along with several others, was auctioned off at the end of the evening.
The event raised R12 850 which will be donated to Learn to Earn, which offers sewing courses. The organisers would like to thank Artificial Grass Southern Africa Hermanus, Coastal Tool Hire, The Styling Chair by Karla, Melony Hair Studio, The Grapevine for Hair, Wonderland Nursery and Play Park, Puzzles Bar & Grill, Kim “Sharklady” Maclean, Jaco Tosen (musician) and The VIllage NEWS for their support; without them this event could not have happened.