Monday night saw the official opening of SA Fashion Week hosted by CRUZ Vintage Black Vodka with all the who’s who of the South African fashion and entertainment world in attendance.

CRUZ Vodka celebrated its fifth year of the SA Fashion week sponsorship this week with an invite-only, star-studded red carpet affair at Fergusons 5th in IIlovo, Sandton. Esteemed guests included fashion designers Gert Coetzee, Paledi Homme, Scalo, the Modiselle sisters Candice and Refilwe, fashion forward Sarah Langa, singer KLA, Kim Jayde, Blue Mbomo and Rosette Mogomotsi. TV presenter Abigail Visage adorned in SAFW designer Erre ensemble stole the ‘show’, alongside all round entertainer Relebogile Mabotja.

Other celebrities in attendance included hip-hop royalty Gigi LaMayne, Rouge, Nomuzi Mabena, daLES and brand custodian AKA.

Also in attendance were TV’s golden girls Simphiwe Ngema and Rami Chuene, actors Kay Sibiya and Cedric Fourie, Radio personality Kamo Moth, MTV’s Tshego Koke and sultry songstress Leanne Dlamini. Musicians Kelly Khumalo and Wanda Baloyi dazzled in their classy black outfits, while comedians Jason & Donovan Goliath repped for the guys.

Treated to an exclusive evening of elegance and sophistication where many of the country’s favourite personalities and talents came out in numbers to enjoy decadent Cruz cocktails, high fashion, and the beats of DJ PH and DJ King Ice – all inspired by New York City and set against the backdrop of Jozi’s skyline. CRUZ the handcrafted New York Vodka served as the perfect complement to kick-start a week of what can only be described as a celebration of SA fashion second to none.

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