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ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2011 – Klûk CGDT

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The collection presented by South African fashion design label Klûk CGDT at the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week was breathtaking.

With jazzy music playing in the background, Klûk CGDT took us on a journey through the different facets of their label – Couture, Eveningwear, Ready-to-Wear and Bridal.  This was an accomplished collection by a brand that has contributed immensely to the South African fashion industry.

There was lots to love here, however, we have to admit that just like most of the guests at the runway presentation, we were totally seduced by the bridal wear. It was the crown jewel at the end of a beautiful fashion journey. Klûk CGDT won the ARISE Magazine Africa 2011 Designer of the Year award, Lifetime Achievement Award and will be part of the ARISE collective show at the New York Fashion Week in September 2011.

The Designers, Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit of Klûk CGDT

31 Comments

  1. bolaji dara

    March 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    i love all your works…keep it up

  2. Tiki

    March 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    First again, Oop Oop…I’m on a roll here people! lol
    Now for the pics!

    • THE AMAKA

      March 18, 2011 at 2:02 am

      NOT QUITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, I JUST HAD TO RUB IT IN!
      😛

  3. Tiki

    March 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Not first, Aaaargh! beaten by three minutes! oh well, tomorrow is another day…drat this internet connection! lol

  4. Tiki

    March 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! didnt quite get the kimono thing which opened, but that was a barely noticeable bleep on an otherwise exquisite collection…the orange dress is to die for! KUDOS, guys!

  5. Bims

    March 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i really love the clothes!!!! great tailoring as well.

  6. Blush Nigeria

    March 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Simply fantastic.

  7. Hauwa

    March 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Agbani is fine sha..looks like a barbie!! pic 20 and 21

  8. ladybird

    March 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Many of the pieces are nice.

  9. THE AMAKA

    March 18, 2011 at 2:02 am

    very artistic….nice.

  10. beezy

    March 18, 2011 at 2:29 am

    The animal print skirt & jacket………… *swoons*

  11. TERMS

    March 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

    fabulous!!

  12. lol

    March 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

    What a nice collection, very wearable…most!

  13. bobbydox

    March 18, 2011 at 11:58 am

    the bset runway collections at the 2011 ARISE FASHION WEEK yes

    • Toriola

      March 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      Yup…i thot it was LDA, but this takes the cake followed by LDA

    • Ib

      March 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      Yup…they killed it…

  14. Ginika

    March 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I am not a fashion anaylst but what I can see is that they went with a lot of prints, gold, brown, black (earth tones) with splashes of bright colours like pink and torquoise blue, stardusts/starlight (celestial bodies) inspired patterns, lots of Japanese influence and Victorian era dresses. All blended in to form a criss-cross between cultures.

    Some of the items can be worn straight off the run way and some purely for the run way. Loose/free hand cuts, not structured, flowy kinda vibe.

    Lolz…Abeg, I’ll stick to my day job! Congrats to Kluk CGDT, well done.

  15. Ginika

    March 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    There is also a bit of Morrocan infulence.

  16. Duvy

    March 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

  17. jenny

    March 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    i love the wedding gown worn by agbani and the one with a jacket…they re fabulous

  18. Toriola

    March 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Fantabulous…i looked at the collection so tay …and as i dey look, i kept dey wonder if na naija designer abi not…i was hoping it was and kabooom, it was two ridiculously talented dudes. I am impressed. I jsut feel some of our naija designers need to up their game and stop patching ankara together, calling it design. 10th graders patch ankara for school projects

  19. chioma

    March 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Did you guys REALLY mean “nice” for these clothes? You’all must be kidding me!

  20. cold

    March 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    *sigh* one man’s food is really another man’s poison

    • harriet

      March 19, 2011 at 7:17 am

      I totally agree with you. I can’t seem to see wot everyone seems to be so impresed about in this collection.

  21. benny

    March 19, 2011 at 3:18 am

    good picx…I wish the picx have numbers so I can figure out easily which one to comment on lol…..But all the same gud job

  22. Sisi Yemmie

    March 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

    lovely pieces

  23. Bonzo

    March 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Pure brilliance. I’ll wear animal print any day and can i have the bronze maxi dress?

  24. jane

    March 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

    they are all beautiful pieces and desighns love……….it

  25. NGJs

    March 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    You are doing a great work here. Am always glue to your site. Please don’t stop.

  26. razzi

    March 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

    The 1ST picture.. the piece she`s wearing looks like my bedspread

  27. Tutu

    March 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    thre designg are lovely…really creative
    However… bellanaija is this it 4 the Arise fashion week shows?
    i could have sworn ther were way more designers and collection…na wa oh
    when the momentum has finished and other blogs displayed the goods is thet when u would publis it….? hmmmm

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