Elizabeth Galloway takes to the streets!
Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion has just redefined the term “roadshow”.
Regulations around the Covid19 pandemic made it difficult to plan a traditional Graduate Event in an enclosed area, so we approached the municipality about going outdoors.
Stellenbosch is well known for its summertime street soirees, aimed at showcasing the wine and food of the region. Now EG has added to this culture by presenting fashion, if not under oaks, at least under plane trees!
On a warm summer’s day, the beautiful trees lining our road formed a canopy over the chairs set up in their shade. The mood resembled the happy excitement of a country fair.
This year, designers brought their own models. The resulting mix of fellow students, family members and acquaintances added to the natural atmosphere. All while having the utmost fun, everyone strutted their stuff like true professionals.
The designs on show were as mind-blowingly diverse as we have come to expect. Styles were classic, sexy, elegant, preppy, punk, funky, futuristic, rebellious, whimsical …… name an attitude, and it was represented in a range.
To crown a marvellous day, Ackermans presented the Academy with their No.1 for Value Award, in recognition of our shared purpose to add value to life and the fashion industry in particular. Thank you, Ackermans, also for being our valued partner in fashion education.
Academy founder Elizabeth Malherbe with the award
Photography: Kim van Zyl https://kimvanzylphotography.smugmug.com/Galleries/Events/EGAFD-Student-Show-2021/