South Africa vs Argentina
On the 12th of May top polo players from South Africa hosted Argentina’s finest for a game of polo. The event boasted nothing short of high goal polo, speed, glamour and high fashion. We were treated to a mouth watering authentic Argentine cuisine, paired with a program of traditional Tango, Waltzes, Milongas and other forms of popular Latin American music and dance.
Guests did not disappoint as they showed up with the best outfits from their wardrobes – playing around with the ‘Argentine Chic’ theme.
South Africans never miss an opportunity to dress up and show off, and we love that. In that same spirit, we went on to test their knowledge on the game of Polo. We wanted to find out if our guests knew at least a fraction about the game, as they know of the styles, makes and designers they were strutting. The responses were pretty interesting.
Inanda High Goal Polo 101
Polo players get on a horse back and try to drive a hard small white ball into their opponent’s goal posts. Each team consists of four players. The game is usually divided into five periods called “Chukkers”. We asked the guests what they thought the term meant. Did anyone get it right? Watch!
After a disappointing start, the South African team managed to get their heads, and horses, back in the game. They came back very hard resulting coming out victorious over the visiting team, Argentina with a 5-7 final score.
“Having the opportunity of playing a High Goal match against a dynamic, passionate team such as the Argentines, and then still, coming out as the winners of the day made for an exceptional sporting polo weekend” said Tom De Bruin, the South Africa team Captain
Nigerian Designer Deola Sagoe Heads To Mzansi
What a better way to shape the course of a modern woman?
Deola Sagoe will be showcasing her designs at the African Fashion International Joburg Fashion Week in October.
Signalling the start of a new fashion calendar, the unequivocal Joburg Fashion Week 2018, pioneering in luxury African fashion, is set to take place from 04-07 October. The Nigerian born designer who is known as a visionary with a unique approach to her craft will lead a showcase on 05 October, following her creative evolution in the fashion industry over the years.
Deola is an entrepreneurial success story of note, putting the Nigerian fashion scene well and truly on the global map. With humble beginnings, She has left a global footprint across the various continents. Deola has since won the MNET Anglo Gold African Design Award, she has also been nominated by the legendary US Vogue Editor, Andre Leon Tally, as one of four designers from Africa to show their work at New York Fashion Week.
“I often fuse African cultural style with a modern approach to design. I love the dynamism of creating modernity out of something that is steeped in history. I think it’s what gives my collection such a cultural mix.”
Her collection unveils the delicately molded, full flavoured persona behind modern women. It is imbued with power shoulders and super structured silhouettes which portray the solidly built and essentially rugged side of her persona, and with pretty lace infusions which give her the comfort to embrace her softer and more alluring side.
Be on the lookout for an exclusive interview with Deola Sagoe which will drop soon on zkhiphani.