BELVEDERE VODKA and Cape Town Fashion Council illuminates the night with an exclusive Fashion Week VIP opening night party.

The luxury vodka of choice chosen by the world’s fashion elite, Belvedere Vodka, together with the industry platform for the fashion industry in Cape Town, Cape Town Fashion Council, hosted South Africa’s fashion elite, celebrities and notable industry luminaires last night, who descended to Cape Town to attend the Mother City’s Fashion Week.

Belvedere Vodka and Cape Town Fashion Council stayed true to form and hosted this exclusive opening night celebration party at one of the city’s hottest venues, Coco Lounge. Traditionally not open on Thursdays, Coco Lounge opened its doors exclusively for the event, and guests were greeted by the opulent décor of the chic and sultry venue, which had a unique Belvedere fashion twist in honour of Fashion Week. With its splendour and elegant ambience, guests were welcomed with cocktails from the popular ‘Belvedere Bear’ and the brand’s ‘Illuminate the Night’ theme, which amplified their experience. One of the most recognisable faces in South Africa, with a television career that spans over two decades, Bonnie Henna did a splendid job as MC and compère for the evening.

The Illuminate the Night opening party proved to be the most anticipated and sought-after ticket in town, with the venue seamlessly blending with the fashion elite and the best of Cape Town’s nightlife. South African fashionistas Anelisa Mangcu, David Tlale and socialites such as Jen Su, Natalie Becker, Kia Johnson, Tracey Lange, Khaya Dlanga and Cindy Nel are just some of the names that were mingling and enjoying the finest Belvedere Vodka.

Staying true to fashion week, Cape Town Fashion Council presented an impactful fashion installation. Fashion designer, Selfi was the first instillation for the night with designs inspired by architecture, forms and patterns in nature. Following that was Spilt Milk that presented its  installation, and made sure the guests who missed their main show earlier that night “didn’t cry over spilt milk” as they wowed the audience with their almost angelic designs. Lara Klawikowski’s ceased the fashion instillation with designs that were imaginative, purpose-driven and eclectic, and can best be described as wearable art.

The trademark Belvedere Models, dressed by Spilt Milk, were at the cutting edge of the latest trends. Make-up artist David Sharp worked his magic with the Belvedere Models make-up while their hair was a artistic interpretation of the famous Belvedere Trees that you see in the brand’s campaigns.

Created in Poland, the birthplace of vodka, Belvedere represents the pinnacle of the Polish vodka-making tradition. Distilled exclusively from the finest 100% Dankowski Gold Rye and quadruple distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity, Belvedere Vodka is the true expression of luxury vodka.

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