ONE of the most anticipated fashion events of the year, the J&B Met, is a week away and celebrities and fans are making last-minute outfit preparations.
Women's fashion usually grabs the spotlight at the event, but accessories such as hats are also big.
Customised Hats owner Pam Goldberg says a woman can never go wrong with a hat as an accessory. The Johannesburg-based hat and glove designer says women should embrace their femininity by getting used to hats.
"Fascinator and flying saucer hats are appropriate for the J&B Met. The hats will go well with classic dresses and timeless garments, with minimal detail of slits and other designs," Goldberg said. "Hats make a woman try to be attractive and not attracting.
"It will be interesting to see the types of hats on women this year."
Carducci's Fanny Tshimang says men should avoid double-breasted jackets at all costs. "Another big no-no is too much print on print clothes for men at the J&B Met," Tshimang said.
He encourages men to experiment with bold colours, but warns them to be careful not to pair colours that do not work together.
"The men must look bold to link in with this year's theme of 'Made to Fly'," he said.
To start things off, a week ago J&B Met drove their guests to a "secret location", which turned out to be the airport for a helicopter ride.
J&B Met brand manager Themba Nobanda is excited about the newly added lifestyle village at this year's event, which takes place on Saturday next week. "This is a lounge area where all the crop of the entertainment industry will have a good time."