A Day at the Polo

Canary yellow was the colour du jour adding a zesty sense of euphoria across the Val de Vie Estate.

Last weekend, the lush territory hidden deep within the mountainous backdrop of the Paarl, hosted the annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, which saw a slew of well-heeled and chicly-dressed guests mingling on the green.

While players on horseback swung their mallets (looking rather snappy in their jodhpurs), guests entertained themselves with their usual tete-a-tete, clinking glasses of champagne, and nibbling on ongoing entrees of gourmet edibles.

As Polo events go, many know it’s not really about the Polo, at least for the uninitiated; it’s about the fashion. So, it made sense that there was also a fashion show, courtesy of AFI, in all the voluptuary excitement. Guests were treated to a preview of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town with a mini fashion show. Models strutted past intrigued guests in Gavin Rajah, Carducci, and BeachCult, prompting questions of where they could get tickets to MBFWCT17.

Get your preview below of what the designers have in store for Fashion Week, along with an eyeful of some of the event’s best-dressed, starting of course with Nomzamo Mbatha, the Maters Polo MC.




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