Bridal Showcase

It all starts with a ring. A magical proposal. A lifelong journey. A partnership. And now our rings have been at the start of something remarkable.
They’ve inspired 12 of South Africa’s most talented designers to create 12 breathtaking dresses to be showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Join us for their journey as we celebrate the beauty, textures, layers and intricacies of design and appreciate our creations brought to life in a unique way at the first Sterns Bridal Showcase.

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WERNER DEY (PARYS)

Werner Dey Couture is a brand that needs no introduction in the fashion industry. Run by the designing duo Werner Dey and Inge Crots, their creations have graced the runways of Cape Town Fashion Week, Miss South Africa as well as the international stages of Miss Universe and Mrs World. Their superior workmanship and visionary designs have set him apart from the norm and made him a favourite amongst South African celebrities.

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PRECIOUS PINK COLLECTION
style #363 00649

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The Oval Blush
Oval Morganite surrounded by a halo of diamonds set in 9ct Rose Gold

A nod to yesteryear, with a touch of today, this imaginative creation ushers in a new

take on modern vintage. Morganite’s signature blush tone creates an aura of warmth while the reflecting facets echoed in the precious stone add drama to a classically feminine silhouette.

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DESIGNER COLLECTION
style #363 22206

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The Grand Disa
Half carat brilliant solitaire diamond ring with pavé shank set in 18ct White Gold. Total Diamond weight 0.85ct.

A feature piece – the rippling pavé diamonds

on the shank of this statement diamond ring inspired the dramatic swirls and intricate detailing on the bodice of this masterpiece that holds an inexplicable je ne sais quoi.

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KOBUS DIPPENAAR (CAPE TOWN)

Kobus Dippenaar is most prominently known for his couture evening and bridal gowns that exhibit a strong play between masculinity and femininity, between structure and fluidity – best reflected in his almost obsessive attention to every detail on his gowns.

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NN VINTAGE(JOHANNESBURG)

NN Vintage was established in 2007. Owner Nhlanhla Nciza truly admires vintage style of wear, mainly for the abundance of elegance in vintage fashion and its ever evolving timeless nature. That, merged with the love of using bright, bold colours and African prints, which would creatively be matched to complement each other.

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SPARKLING MOMENTS COLLECTION
style #363 10291

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The Vintage Ring
Diamond and created Sapphire ring set in Sterling Silver

Inspired by the vintage appeal of this classic split shank piece, this simply elegant gown

leans towards the nostalgic, and celebrates the glamour of a bygone era.

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PRECIOUS PINK COLLECTION
style #363 19413

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The Cushion Blush
Cushion cut Morganite and diamond ring set in 9ct Rose Gold

A traditional-inspired wedding gown echoing the pattern created by the diamonds on the

side profile in its design. The unique diamond shape on the shank is reminiscent of the Xhosa “Qiya” (head wrap) complementing this piece. The silhouette of the crown is also mirrored on the sheer, flowing skirt.

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THABO MAKHETHA (CAPE TOWN)

Thabo Makhetha stays true to proud South African design. A Cape Town-based fashion brand, it’s a female-run design studio, best known for their pret-a-porter range of winter capes inspired and made from traditional Basotho blankets, known as Kobo Ea Bohali. The brand was honoured with the 2014 Impact Award for Design by Arts and Culture Trust of South Africa and their Classic Starburst piece, was nominated for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2016 (MBOISA).

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ORAPELENG MODUTLE (PRETORIA)

After completing his studies at the Tshwane University of Technology in Fashion Design Orapeleng Modutle founded the company Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue. The brand is fast becoming a leading name in South Africa’s young fashion design scene, thanks to the unique style and brand identity that always wins recognition and acclaim on an international scale.”

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SPARKLING DIAMONDS COLLECTION
style #362 88336

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The Embrace
Micro-pavé diamond ring set in 9ct Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver

With the Embrace ring as inspiration, the dress is perfect for a young alternative bride

that will get married at a destination. Clean lines that accentuate the female form, with impeccable attention to detail, are some of the attributes that contribute to the success of this impeccable gown.

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DESIGNER COLLECTION
style #363 21679

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The Emerald Blush
Emerald cut Morganite and diamond ring set in 9ct Rose Gold

True to her style of sculptural genius, Suzaan drew inspiration from the impression created by

the split shank of our signature Emerald Cut Ring in our Designer Collection. A myriad of cut outs and intricate detail create a cascading display with memerising interest.

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SUZAAN HEYNS (JOHANNESBURG)

Internationally acclaimed and one of South Africa’s most prominent fashion designers, Suzaan Heyns is well known for creating sculptural artistry in each of her collections. She combines timeless pieces and romantic inspiration.

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STEFANIA MORLAND (CAPE TOWN)

Stefania Morland, the intimate high-end fashion store and studio stays true to its original design ethos of unique, playful pieces that remain classic and timeless. Each garment is skillfully crafted with specific attention to construction techniques and accentuated detail, creating truly distinctive clothing for people who respect and celebrate life. Stefania Morland values all things beautiful, both obvious and discreet.

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SPARKLING MOMENTS COLLECTION
style #362 86243

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The Oval Halo
Micro-pavé diamond ring set in 9ct Yellow Gold

Flowing sheer lace make up this breathtaking masterpiece – an ethereal experience and an

indulgence of detail. Delicate florets sparkle gently as they cascade down the silhouette, creating a unique motif laced with vintage chic.

inspired by
SPARKLING MOMENTS COLLECTION
style #363 07957

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The Sunflower
A quarter carat diamond ring set in 9ct Yellow Gold

A toast to classic couture, this gown combines delicate fabrics with novel details and patterns,

all layered to perfection. Chic tiers of chiffon and tulle breathe life and fluidity throughout, echoing the intricately set diamonds in this Sparkling Moments piece.

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DANIELLE MARGAUX (CAPE TOWN)

With over 15 years’ experience working with design royals such as Kluk/CGDT, Paul van Zyl, Errol Arendz and Gabi Rosenwerth, Danielle Margaux launched her own label and has taken part in five consecutive Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks, collaborating with celebrities & style icons alike.

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FRANCOIS VEDEMME (DURBAN)

Francois Vedemme, a Durban based designer is known for attention to detail and innovative use of fabrics. With a few awards and credits in his arsenal, Francois is renowned for his bridal gowns achieving the perfect fit, meticulous attention to detail and fine hand stitching that make each gown special.

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DESIGNER COLLECTION
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The Classic Disa
One carat brilliant solitaire diamond ring set in 18ct White Gold

Celebrating the Pride of Table Mountain, Francois paid homage to the Disa

Orchid’s petal design – brought to life in this vintage gown. Decadent in design, it’s ethereal perfection.

inspired by
SPARKLING MOMENTS COLLECTION
style #363 07959

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The Beloved
Classic split shank diamond ring set in 9ct White Gold

A long-awaited twist on the traditional wedding dress gives this dress its unique panache.

Dramatic detail combines with romantic and feminine off-shoulder detail.

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HENI(CAPE TOWN)

Milo Bloom is an accomplished and award-winning designer: “Most Promising Designer of the Year” – Arise Africa Fashion Awards 2009 and “South African Designer of the Year” – FAB Fashion Awards, 2011 (London) to mention a few. Best known for his Heni label, Milo is a show-man. His fashion shows always leave the audience breathless. His attention to detail, flawless styling and exquisite designs often receive a standing ovation. He has been described by the likes of Glamour magazine as the ‘It Boy of Fashion’.

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ZARTH (DURBAN)

Zarth is a luxury brand that is distinguished by its stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creations. Zarth made its debut at Fashion By The Sea 2012 which was hailed as the beginning of a new era for Durban fashion – launching the identity of the eponymous brand. After a stint in Milan, Zama Mathe returned to SA and was named DFF designer of the year 2015/2016.

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style #363 21949

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The Luxurious Halo
One carat cushion cut diamond ring encrusted with smaller hand-set diamonds set in 18ct White Gold. Total diamond weight 1.53ct.

The split shank inspires the confident essence of the plunging neckline on this timeless gown.

The rich, intricate detailing and embellishments are equally charming – reflecting the abundance of detail on the ring’s shank.

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DESIGNER COLLECTION
style #363 22229

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The Flower Solitaire
One carat round diamond ring framed with smaller diamonds set in 18ct White Gold. Total diamond weight 1.47ct.

The off-shoulder design, opulent detail and

layers of tulle make this wedding gown the dream adornment of the romantic bride and pays homage to the feminine floral design on our signature solitaire.

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LA ART NEVOILE EMPORIUM(PRETORIA)

Designer Neville Masondo studied Fashion Design and Technology at Tshwane University of Technology, where an accidental love for bridal-inspired garments grew into a unique and compelling passion for haute couture. Winning the Student Designer competition sponsored by Distell and Fourth Street, opened doors for him and in 2013 he showcased his debut collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The following year, he returned and fused Old World aesthetics with New World fashion, resulting in a breathtaking collection.