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Celebs Walk For A Cause At The ‘HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars’

A collaboration between celebrities, local designers and sponsors to raise funds for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

The April 2019 SA Fashion week came to an end in style when  Hospice Wits hosted their Night with the Stars. Over 100 celebrities strutted the runway in collaboration with musicians and designers for a very cause.

HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars
HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars

The audience was joined by A-list celebrities and top local fashion designers.  Designers which included Thebe Magugu,,, Maxhosa by Laduma,, and Erre joint forces to design unique creations as a means to raise funds for patients with life-threatening illnesses. On the runway we saw the likes of Ricky Rick, Busiswa, Thuli Phongolo, Nina Hastie, Jason Goliath, and many more.

“This annual event is such an important part of HospiceWits’ fundraising efforts as funds raised provide care and support for patients and their families. As a bonus, we get to celebrate and showcase South African creativity and design talent,” said  HospiceWits CEO Jacqui Kaye.

We caught up with one of the designers, Thebe Magugu, to chat about the event.

HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars

5 Minute Interview with Thebe Magugu

 
What do you think of the fashion industry is doing an initiative like this?

I feel like Fashion is a very big industry, it’s very broad, so I feel like it is about time we do something that gives back to our communities, we can afford to, we have to.
What does it mean to you to be a part of this show?
 
I am honestly honoured to be a part of this initiative.
 
What looks should be expect to see on the runway from your collection?

Although these are the same pieces I have been showcasing at the show from my “Africa Studies” collection, it is nice to see them being worn by actual people and for a good cause.

he show, which was held at Sandton City with the support of About Entertainment and producer/director Jan Malan of Umzingeli Productions was an honour to have been a part of. The overwhelming feeling of seeing some big names humble themselves and partake on such an auspicious event, was great to witness.
Take a look at some of celebs we snapped through our lens.
 
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'

'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'

'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
 
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
 
'HOSPICEWITS Night With The Stars'
 
All Pictures by: Katlego Mogadima

Article by: Thandazo Buthelezi

Thandazo is a digital content creator with a focus on fashion and lifestyle. She recently completed a Content Creators Cohort Programme with Digify Africa and LiveMagSA. She has experience in the media industry and is currently working as a Digital & Content Marketing assistant at Adclick Africa. You can follow her at @mehloe on Twitter and Instagram.

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