Life by Andre Martin
Gateway’s interpretation of the Vodacom Durban July 2014 theme is the influence that fashion has had in film, depicted by classic actresses through the ages. “Old Hollywood Glamour” is the phrase on every fashionista’s lips.
Award-winning designers, Paledi Segapo of PALSE Homme, Terrence Bray and Andre Martin take us through their styling tips as well as what the audience can look forward to when they attend the fashion show on the 4th of July at the Wave House.
“When I think Old Hollywood Glamour the first thing that comes to mind is the jazz era and inspiration borrowed from ‘The Great Gatsby” film. Over the top glam, elegance and no cutting of corners,” says founder and creative director of PALSE Homme, Paledi Segapo.
According to Segapo, a lady can be overdressed but never over elegant. For men, he suggests fedoras (a felt hat), fitted blazers and brogue shoes (a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations).
When asked about what the audience can look forward to at Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show, Segapo said, “I’ve appropriately themed my show segment, Walk…Live…Jazz! It will comprise of a reflection of old school look and feel evidently channeling the jazz era. The fit and silhouette will be modern classic and extremely unorthodox looking. The emphasis of this collection is the cut, cloth and fit”.
“To interpret Old Hollywood Glamour men should go for a tuxedo or a formal suit accessorized with a silk scarf. Ladies should keep it simple – a beautiful long bias cut dress and gorgeous jewellery,” says internationally recognized and multi-award winning designer, Terrence Bray.
Street wear designer, Andre Martin has decided to add ‘street vibe’ to the fashion show segment. “I’ve decided to work with street wear in a formal way. Show goers will see the Life by Andre Martin winter 2014 collection which is available in stores. I will be styling ten astonishing looks using this latest collection,” says Martin.
Tickets to see Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show and Concert are now available at Computicket for R50 per ticket.
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Recycling is education! – Addington School Grade 4’s – Oscar Tshabalala, Ansuar Ntakirutmana, George Mutombo, John Bartlett and Felix Mudzinganwama were just some of the 419 Grade 4 & 5 pupils who took up the recycling challenge set out by uShaka Sea World staff as a fun assignment!
The challenge was to take recyclable items such as bottles and plastic and turn them into a shark or dolphin creation to be used in a fun competition which will see them each racing their creations in the Adventure River otherwise known as the lazy river, a 450m-adventure river ride around the uShaka Marine World theme park.
While making their marine creations in anticipation for this fun day out, they also learnt that there are fun ways of recycling, saying “no to pollution” and using their creative and artistic ability in an educational way.
“These children have taken marine conservation to another level and are out to prove that being environmentally aware is not only good for the planet but it can be fun too”, says uShaka Sea World’s Ann Kunz.
This edition by Fred Felton
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