EXCLUSIVE PIC: Thuli and Gert-Johan Coetzee at SA Fashion Week

Cape Town - Designer to the stars Gert-Johan Coetzee wowed the audience when he opened South African Fashion Week on Tuesday night with his brand-new Spring Summer 2016 Collection.

The young designer also announced that he is launching a brand-new bursary and got a standing ovation from the 450 or so fashion lovers, including Advocate Thuli Madonsela. The Public Protector stole the show in the front row, slaying in an emerald-green dress by Coetzee.

Here's the juicy exclusive pic : 

Thuli Madonsela, Gert-Johan Coetzee,credit: Hannes

Madonsela was full of praise for Coetzee, who recently also created the yellow gown that caused such a stir when she wore it to SONA in February. 

Here’s a throwback vid of the dress to remind you of the win that it was:

"He really is a genius; the collection is world-class and I love that he caters for every kind of occasion, whether it is a glamorous wedding, tea with your girlfriends or a regular day at the office. But also, he is so young and he is already giving back to others. Young people like him embody what Madiba said: a good mind and a good heart makes a great combination."

The new bursary will finance one student for a three-year qualification in Fashion Communication and Buying at the Northwest School of Design, where Coetzee himself qualified. This comes in addition to the existing GJC Fashion Design bursary, which is already in its sixth year.

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