The highly anticipated countrywide search for Miss South Africa 2018 kicks off in Durban on Friday (February 23) at the Sibaya Casino, Sun Park with a theatrical fashion spectacle.
This special evening forms part of the Women360 extravaganza and will showcase some of KwaZulu Natal’s top fashion designers as they vie for the honour to dress this year’s Miss South Africa during her reign. Judging the fashion show and selecting the winner are current Miss South Africa Dr Adè van Heerden and acclaimed pageant coach and creative director Werner Wessels.
Women360, an experiential event that highlights the latest trends in all aspects of a woman’s life, is the backdrop for the regional Miss South Africa selection process to be held throughout the country between February and April 2018 at various Sun International venues.
Both the public and media are invited to come and admire the dazzling fashion creations of Zama Mathe from Zarth Designs, Karen Monk-Klijnstra, Treasure Cindi, Sadie Bosworth, Wynand Lourens, Natalie Rautenbach, Somi Ntsodi and Lorre at the opening of the Women360 event.
Gareth Flusk, Miss South Africa executive says: “We’re going on the road to find the next Miss South Africa who will, as her predecessors have done in the past, become a role model for young women in this country. The entrants we will see in Durban could be among the top 12 finalists at the end of the regional selection process.”
Cell C Managing Executive, Suzette van der Merwe adds: “This women-themed empowerment driven weekend has been designed to cater to the beauty, emotional, nutritional and psychological needs of women.”
The theatrical fashion exhibition is created by Joanne Katz, the executive producer of leading international fashion design channel Fashion One, and directed by Themba Makhalemele, who boasts years of experience producing African Fashion International Week.
“We are calling this Women360 launch event Fashionation and guarantee to dazzle all visitors,” says Katz. “We’ve created a unique show that will include both ramp modelling and an interactive fashion experience.”
Women360 takes place at the Sibaya Casino, Sun Park in Durban from Friday, February 23, to Sunday, February 25 and at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino and Entertainment World, Sun Park from Friday, March 16, to Sunday, March 18. It wraps up at Carnival City Sun Park in Johannesburg from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15. It is open on Friday from 16h00 onwards, Saturday from 10h00 to 21h00 and on Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00.