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.

Celeb 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.

Abigail Visagie


TV presenter Abigail Visage (above) adorned in SAFW designer Erre ensemble stole the ‘show’, alongside all round entertainer Relebogile Mabotja (below).

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Relebogile Mabotja


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


Nomuzi Mabena


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.

Some more pics of what the most glamorous girls (and guys) wore to the star-studded red carpet affair that launched the hottest week on the SA fashion calendar


Simphiwe Ngema and Mandla Mngomezulu


Sarah Langa and KLA