This past Monday Csquared joined hundreds of South Africans in celebrating our local artists at the 18th MTN South African Music Awards. What we love most about the SAMA’s is the fashion, which is the past has been interesting to say the least.
Whats also great about such an event is the interaction over social media. For those of us who were unable to attend the live event we sat in front of our TVs Monday night with our smartphones and you were instantly part of the conversation. @ASHownsCHEKA worded it best when he said:
For those of you who weren’t able to catch us live on Twitter Monday night or just want to relive the madness that was #SAMA18, we put together some of the tweets from the days leading to the event, the yellow carpet and the live show.
Its no easy feat finding the right outfit for an awards show as big as the SAMA but Cape Town Street Mag Blogger @TankiEM knew when she needed a menswear look there was only one brand she could rely on:
As a Record of the Year nominee @theokgosinkwe was under pressure to look good. But Theo has always been a stylish dresser and definitely knows how to pull off a Csquared suit effortlessly.
For his first official outing as Csquared #TOPSWAG Style Icon Winner Mvelo Ncube was invited to #SAMA18, which of course excited his supporters like @Tee_Kolane:
Of course @Mvelo_N was excited about the SAMAs but he was even more excited about his Csquared outfit which our designer Wayne Govender helped him style.
@Mvelo_N also tweeted a few pics from his arrival at Sun City but we won’t share all those yet, he will share his VIP experience with you later this week on the blog.
Firstly, you can’t discuss the yellow carpet without discussing @somizi in David Tlale and Alexander McQueen heels.
We must admit we at Csquared always look forward to what Somizi will wear on any red/yellow carpet event because he always pushes fashion boundaries. He always stands out and while its not a look for everyone, we can’t help but applaud his fashion bravery.
As always the ladies took center stage on the yellow carpet but this year we must say some of the gents really did bring their fashion A-game to the yellow carpet. Naturally we love all those who wore Csquared on the carpet:
@iamDJSbu was stylin on night one of the SAMAS in this Csquared suit :
@TrevorMadondo in a Csquared Checked Jacket on Night One of the SAMAs:
@theokgosinkwe was a hit in this Csquared black and white look with red bow tie on the yellow carpet:
Jimmy Dludlu was on trend in a Csquared Velvet Jacked and Csquared Checked shirt and bowtie (congrats on the win):
Fashion Blogger @StyleGuideCT loved Jimmy’s look, while @Tee_Kolane knew on sight that it was Csquared:
What was really impressive about this years #SAMAFashion was how many of the guys out there went for color over plain black suits. These are some of our favorite looks from the evening:
While we did not address this trend in our What to wear to the SAMAs blogpost can we just repeat:
I think all gents are in agreement that if there is one thing they will remember about #SAMA18 it is @MinnieDlamini in this dress:
Well done to Randall Abrahams and all those involved on putting on a truly spectacular show. Till next year.
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