Kobus Dippenaar has been in the fashion industry for as long as I can remember and is truly one of our South African gems in the design industry. He has graced stages locally and abroad and made a name for himself especially for his edgy designs for Fashion Week, amazing little numbers for red carpet and on the flip side GORGEOUS and romantic wedding gowns that will make any bride feel like a Goddess.
14 June 2011 was no exception for this talent’s showcasing. I was asked by Kobus to participate in a fashion show that aimed to raise funds for abused and abandoned children at an event in Riebeeck Valley that was also accompanied by a wine auction on the evening.
The beautiful Minkie van der Westhuizen (model) and Tammy Anne Fortuin (TV presenter Roer and All Access) also graced the runway in beautiful Kobus Dippenaar designs. Our garments were were auctioned for the cause during the course of the evening. Minkie was here on a vacation from Europe with boyfriend Ernst Joubert, her mom and dad also attended this event and shared in the fun of the evening.
I loved the fact that even though the venue was looking amazing, the local attendees were so down to earth and friendly! The show went down a treat, the evening was a major success and we managed to raise a whopping R230 000! We carried on chatting and tasting wines until late the evening and danced the night away, (Even the local church’s preacher was shaking what his momma gave him) Can’t wait for the next one!