Cape Town Fashion Week Day 1 - Gavin Rajah7/15/2011
The way a Rajah show is executed is brilliant. Like a first-class international show, spectacular invitations are created for the guests and no tickets are available to the public. The venue is entirely prepped for this show and this show only. Such exclusivity adds an atmosphere of excitement that you just can't bottle. I was so pleased to be seated next to Aisha from Baked who was dressed to kill in her beautiful leopard print dress. We sat in the 2nd row right at the end of the glittery runway and got to meet the lovely Marianna from twitter.
The Jaipur 2012/2013 collection was pure elegance. Models strutted out in lust-worthy Louboutins in classic glamourous and glitzy dresses as well as tailored pieces featuring contrasting bias binding. The gorgeous neckpieces, crystal-adorned garments and shimmery appliques caught the light in the most enrapturing way that photographs can't do justice. Delicate dresses had flattering covered button closures at the back and I just loved the jackets with colourful tassel zip pulls teamed with flowing maxis. Absolute Indian-inspired chic. The show stopper was the flawless white dress I posted at the start, you could just feel the whole room staring in awe. The final bridal wear drew applause as soon as it emerged, what a show! Special thanks to AFI for the amazing seats.