Keep it tight and dark

2014-08-11 00:00

TRENDY aubergine purples are in for the bridegroom’s suit this wedding season — but don’t ditch classic black just yet.

That was the trend from designs on show at the SA Bridal Fashion Week, which ended last night at the Sibaya Casino in Durban.

Top Durban designer Jacqui Emmanuel, whose work was on show at the event, said black would always be a number one seller.

“Slim cigarette pants are in for the groom. The style dates back so it is a vintage rendition but still very modern. It’s a nice take on a very fashionable look. A slim-fit coat will always be in for a younger groom, but an older groom might want to settle for a looser coat,” she said.

The bridal fashion week started last Thursday and showcased a variety of top local designers including David Tlale and Umhlanga’s Bianca Warren.

Bridal jewellery, wedding cakes and wedding dresses galore were on display throughout the fair, attracting crowds of couples-to-be and even the fashion enthusiasts who might not be considering tying the knot any time soon.

“It’s really nice that designers and those who own boutiques have a first opportunity to see what is in season through the Bridal Fair,” said Emmanuel.

“Whenever a fair like this takes place we always have the opportunity to see what is in season for next year. I think all the designers hit the mark this year. Some of the young designers have created phenomenal work. All the work has been so inspiring, while using eco-friendly materials,” she said.

Emmanuel used this year’s bridal fashion fair to answer the burning question all men need to know: “Do you need to remove the label on a coat sleeve?”.

“I’ve seen a lot of men not knowing whether to leave the label on the sleeve or remove it. But it’s just a tag — it’s very important that is removed!” she said.


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