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J&B MET: Made Different

February 1, 2012

Last weekend marked a day where local fashionistas, avid punters and party goers gathered amongst the rich and famous to a day of joy and fun at the annual J&B Met 2012. Check out what went down in this week’s edition of Hot-Spotting…

If any of you know me, you’ll know I’m a last minute kind of person. I like to call it spontaneous as it often borders on the spur of the moment but alas some things you just can’t leave til the last minute. Take for example your race day dress. Luckily for me however local Durban designer Thiran Moodley of label Spine was there to my rescue and created a race day creation ready to marvel the likes of the monthly planners.

The original ensemble was created from soft black leather and lace  and the striking combination of fabrics teamed with an elegant yet playful design proved to be a success come race day.

And it’s J&B’s unique heritage that has inspired the ‘Made different’ theme for this year’s J&B Met. “The theme ‘Made different’ calls on supporters to challenge the status quo and to break the rules of fashion. Make your outfit from something truly different, wear what traditionally should not be worn, but whatever you do, make sure you do it differently” begs the race day sponsors.

Thiran together with a host of South African designers embraced and fulfilled the theme to perfection. From sparkling accessories made from recycled materials to layered chiffon and black leather, the theme was interpreted in a variety of ways which proved to be quite a visual feast come Saturday.

The prestigious horseracing event was held at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town and drew an elite crowd  with people attending from all over the country wishing to spend a day enjoying the glitz and glamour of the Met. Every year a new J&B Met theme is presented, promising something bigger and better with each passing year and this year was certainly a year Made Different.

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