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Throwing back to – Africa Day 2016

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Throwing back to – Africa Day 2016

Dylan and I had the pleasure of attending the Edgars Unite 2016 seminar on Africa Day. This beautiful campaign honors woman survivors of gender based violence from shelters around Gauteng. I don’t think there was a more satisfying way to spend the day.

With the amount of violence and hateful crimes happening recently, it is such a great feeling knowing that we spent some time with these incredible and talented woman, this time last year.

These beautiful woman showcased their amazing work through one of a kind garments and accessories. We had a great time looking at the beautifully switched clothing in the exquisite venue, Turbine Hall. The architecture was really fascinating and intriguing, to say the least. Everything was raw and had a vintage feel.

The set-up at the venue was really modern. The natural light came through the windows, hitting the transparent chairs perfectly. I was really impressed by the overall planning. Respecting the woman, by not taking pictures of them, we took some photos of the art on display as we walked inside.

The event kicked off with the South African National Anthem, performed in a powerful voice of one of the woman and two gentlemen, and of course the attendees trying to reach those high notes as well. All in attendance added a dash of Orange, to their wardrobes, in support and awareness of these admirable woman and their achievements. They certainly deserve all of our respect and the awards they received are but a fraction of what they deserve.

Surprisingly enough, I don’t have much orange in my wardrobe, but opted for all black, and a few splashes of orange in my chosen accessories… Dylan also added a splash of colour with a light orange scarf, black suit pants and a crisp white shirt. Dylan and I had to leave shortly after the event started as we had another press event to attend.

Overall the event was stunning! Here are some of the photos we snapped.

 

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