Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Fesitval

Mercedez-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival


2 Weeks ago, I attended the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival, that took place at Mercedes-Benz Century City,  Cape Town.The event kicked off with two workshop packed days, as well as two glamorous Oscar Awards styled red carpet evenings.


Merceds-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival 2017
Merceds-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival 2017


The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival was established to create a spotlight for emerging film directors, and has grown to attract both local and international fashion enthusiasts, aspiring directors and creatives within the industry.

Adrian Lazarus, the founder of Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival, opened the event by talking about the purpose of the Festival and shared films submitted by some of the Festival’s previous finalists. Mercedes-Benz also supplied 3 Smart cars for guests to test drive, which was pretty cool!


Adrian Lazarus
Adrian Lazarus. Film Director and Founder of Mercedez-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival


It was so lovely seeing A-list celebrities, industry VIPs, producers, designers, models and invited guests all dressed up and enjoying the “paparazzi” lined red carpet, while delicious canapes, bubbles, cocktails and an Oude Meester brandy pairing station kept spirits high throughout the event.

Label.m and M.A.C had little stations set up making sure ladies looked their best offering free hair and make-up applications, while Redrum Culture Club supplied grooming for the gents.


Bokeh Fashion Film Festival
South African Singer, Song Writer and Producer Jimmy Nevis alongside Celebrity Stylist Tracey Lee Rosslind


Beautiful models sporting amazing hair styles, accessories and body paint made their way through the mingling crowds exhibiting  awe-inspiring work of the nominees for the Gothic Couture Body Art and Creative Make Up Awards.


Gothic Couture Make Up Models
Gothic Couture Make Up Models


It was my first time attending the Fashion Film Festival, and WOW was I impressed! It's so refreshing seeing so much creatives in one space, exhibiting their beautiful work, while mingling with fellow fashion enthusiasts. I'm definitely looking forward to see what next years event has to offer!


Aidan J Designs
Wearing Aidan J Designs, Posing with South African Radio Presenter Keegan Basil


A Big CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners this year, and a huge THANK YOU to the Mercedez-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival team and sponsors for an unforgettable event!


The Bokeh Team
The Bokeh Team with some of the fashion film winners


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