Yesterday saw the The State of the Nation Address at parliament, and instead of scrolling the gram to find out what was going on at New York Fashion Week, our eyes were glued to our Twitter feeds with major curiosity as to what we would see on the SONA red-carpet.
Needless to say, our predictions were right. This year’s red-carpet saw a selection of rather interesting looks. Some, were more on the questionable side of things, and had us in a time warp back to our Matric dance days (eeeek) but we also saw some pretty stunning choices that showed off our incredible local fashion talent.
Here Are Wild & Wonderful Looks From The SONA Red-Carpet:
1 Qiniso and Phumzile Van Damme
In an exclusive interview with Qiniso and Phumzile van Damme, who attended SONA, they spoke about paying homage to South African designers. The duo took #SisterGoals to a new-level in custom designed dresses by KLûK CGDT that were accessorised with Kirsten Goss jewellery.
— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) February 7, 2019
2 Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Public Protector, Busisiwe, was a dream in an elegant nude gown with flower appliqué. We loved how she kept it simple with dainty earrings and a small box clutch.
3 Natalie Miamane
Mmusi Maimane’s wife, Natalie, wore this Grecian inspired one-shoulder jumpsuit which was a stunning alternative to a gown.
4 Lesedi Leketi
Lesedi, who represented the youth in the arts and fashion industry, looked like she flew in straight from Hollywood. We’re obsessed with this oversized bow dress matched perfectly with trendy statement earrings.
5 Dikeledi Mahlanga
Dikeledi, a member of the ANC, looked stunning in a gown rich in African heritage with traditional colourful beading. She finished off her look with a beige chain bag and gold warrior-like accessories.
6 Siobhan Swart
Health Minister, Siobhan Swart, made an statement in this printed gown complete with African animal and flower motifs. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure, it definitely turned heads.
7 Lindiwe Sisulu
Lindiwe, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, went in for the feather trend in this black feather embellished gown. This served up some rather interesting fabric.
8 Mamokgethi Phakeng
The UCT Vice Chancellor is doing the things in a multi-coloured two-piece with an African printed top and pink full-circle skirt.
9 Terri Stander
Terri, a member of the DA, channeled her inner ‘Amal Clooney at the Royal Wedding’ and was one fashionable hit.
10 Natasha Mazzone
We have mixed feelings about this pink strapless dress but we give her an A for the effort of playing matchy-matchy with her partner’s tie.
11 Nompumelelo Mahlobo
The State Security Ministers wife, Nompumelelo, opted for a mint green palette and won. There is no denying she looks picture perfect.
12 Philisiwe Buthelezi
The minister of Arts and Cultures wife, wore orange which we don’t usually see on the red-carpet. It made for a refreshing style moment.
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Feature image: @zilevandamme
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