Most people know and anticipate the big event for its fashion extravagance. It’s essentially about the horse racing – but we love a good fashion show.
The theme for the 2015 J&B Met is Made For The Mix. What that means is combining different colours, trends or prints.
Advice from SA designers for The Met goers
Top SA designer Thula Sindi won’t be designing an outfit for The Met but says, ‘I’m glad it’s not constrictive because it’s not a literal theme. I love fashion, not outfits. An outfit is only a few steps away from a costume. So I am hoping to see people mixing up their fashion in a cool way for the Met.’
‘For me, comfort is important. It will be a long, hot day, so there’s no point in going if you’re not going to be comfy,’ says Craig Jacobs who is working on a design for Khanyi Mbau.
‘I love this theme! It’s about taking two things that wouldn’t normally go together and mixing contrasts, like a fashion designer working with a florist,’ says Gert-Johan Coetzee who is creating Boity Thulo’s outfit, among others.
Where The Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town
When 31 January 2015
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Text: Taugheedah Abdullah Jacobs