Gert Johan Coetzee tells us what Heritage Day means to him as a South African. This Heritage Day, the multi-award winning designer partnered with Ricoffy to design a limited-edition bucket hat with Mzansi slang written all over it.
Heritage Day symbolizes unity and diversity among South Africans who speak different languages, practice various traditions, wear unique clothes and eat various foods that form a beautiful rainbow nation. Heritage Day is a big deal in South Africa, it reminds us where we come from and traditions of our forefathers.
"I wanted a bucket hat that celebrates Africanness. I started with the print by creating a conversation piece. The print originated from the South African couture collection that showcased last year. I wanted to create something that you can wear in your head that everybody identifies with in your original way," said Coetzee.
Coetzee who also has a bursary program for aspiring designers, has dressed many A-listers, Kelly Rowland, Kristen Cavallari, Bonang Matheba, Rolene Strauss and Minnie Dlamini. He says the passion he has for his craft has kept him on top of his game.
He also revealed that the limited-edition bucket hat at the Nescafe Ricoffy 50th birthday celebration held at Hallmark House on the 23rd of September.
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