#CAFB2019 is taking you inside the South African flag... yes, inside!

August 26, 2019

If you're one of the new kids on the block, let's bring you up to speed. We like to do things... differently. We're known for tearing down barriers in the arts and culture industry, and we've accomplished some pretty amazing things with the help of passionate people living in South Africa since we first hosted an event in 2012. 

Following on from the unprecedented success of our 2018 show at One&Only Cape Town, we wanted to bring things home with a local theme which truly encapsulates the South African spirit. What better way than to do that by partnering with local institutions like CityVarsity Cape Town and The River Club?! CityVarsity has graciously supported us by sponsoring our training facilities since 2014 and this year The River Club has partially sponsored our fashion show venue for us to give you an immersive experience from the moment you arrive. 

 

The melting pot of cultures that is South Africa is resembled from beginning to end of our upcoming 2019 programme. To truly honour our theme, our country's identity as The Rainbow Nation, we've asked our miracle-workers over at Perana Set Design to construct a set that places guests inside the structure of our national flag - also known as Mandela's Rainbow. 

 

Now, if you're like us and you do everything you can to stay on the right side of the law, you'll know that there are some things you can and can't do with our national flag. For example, you can't lay, sit, stand or walk on it especially if it's lying on the floor (so think twice before you use it for a picnic blanket at a sports match. There's nothing in the rule books though, about building a physical structure inspired by the geometry present in the flag's design. 

We've carefully crafted a contemporary fashion runway set design with the team at Perana Set Design, who are gathering the best of the best in local runway construction to make the magic happen, come 26 October 2019 in the gorgeous Congo Room, upstairs at River Club. We can't wait for you to take your first steps into Mandela's Rainbow and be among the first in our country's history to view a fashion show from inside the structure of our national flag. 

 

Curious? That's the idea! Witness our next level of event innovation by clicking here to book your tickets through Quicket. Use the promo code EARLYBIRD when you check out to get 15% off your tickets but hurry before it's too late - the early bird prices expire on the 31st of August!

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