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Top Billing brings you all the highlights from the Sun Met

Top Billing features The Sun Met 2018
Images courtesy of Ayanda Thabethe @ayandathabethe_

Top Billing brings you all the highlights from the Sun Met

Simmering, sizzling, scorching – at this year’s Sun Met, there were many ways to describe the Afro chic outfits which lit up the runway and the whole of race day. This week on Top Billing we share our selection of the hottest looks so you can decide which design left the competition standing.

Before the fun could start, 60 000 litres of water was shipped in from a non-drought-hit area so that guests could party and pose with no strain put on the host city’s precious resources. With the water sorted, race day could begin.

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Images courtesy of Ayanda Thabethe @ayandathabethe_ & KFM

The call was to celebrate our continent in colours, prints and textures that said Afro-chic and proud. Lighting the way was our triumphant Demi-Leigh Nel Peters.

Choices ran from modern tribal inspiration to unashamed sophistication. Minnie Dlamini paired both in upbeat Summer style with ethnic, hair and make-up.

The judges decision on The Best Dressed Male went to the suave Charles Samuels, who chose a blue suit with Afro Chic detail, accessorized with some of his own work.

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Images courtesy of Rolene Strauss @rolenestrauss

2018’s Best Dressed Woman Award was fiercely contested by designs which ranged from metallic and avant garde through to classic African prints and whimsical personal style. In the end, the judges found that the best combination of colour, workmanship, cut, innovation and wear-ability was that of model and designer Mala Bryan.

From the track to the catwalk, fortune had favoured the brave. The event had been water conscious, style fabulous and it was time to celebrate.

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