Whoever thought fast food and fashion could make such a good pair? Well, designer Gert-Johan Coetzee teamed up with McDonald’s South Africa for the 50th birthday of the world’s most iconic burger, the Big Mac. The collaboration, and a sneak peek of Coetzee’s glamorous Big Mac-inspired fashion collection, were revealed at a festive event in Sandton, hosted by our cover girl Nomzamo Mbatha.
This unique collection, which will be shown next week at South African Fashion Week, includes a range of edgy streetwear inspired by the Big Mac. Alongside the high-glamour red-carpet showstoppers, the designer is best known for. All the proceeds of the exclusive range will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide a safe home, comfort and care to families of children receiving specialised hospital treatment.
To turn this popular food icon into a fashion statement, Gert-Johan took inspiration from urban club culture, for a range that includes tinsel jackets, trendy tracksuits, faux fur and blinged-up T-shirts. “It’s comfortable and wearable, but still edgy and glam, and there is something for everyone,” he said, revealing that the range will include some kiddies’ items too. His announcement that the range will also include menswear, something that the designer has had countless requests for over the years, was met with enthusiastic cheers.
We can’t wait to see the final result!
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