A glamorous gathering of South Africa’s most influential individuals and titans from various industries graced the prestigious GQ Best Dressed Awards, hosted at Mea Culpa in Johannesburg over the weekend.
The GQ Best Dressed Awards, a longstanding tradition, has consistently celebrated the crème de la crème of South African fashionistas over the years. In this year’s edition, winners were crowned across an impressive array of 13 distinct categories, including the special distinctions of Best Dressed Reader and Best Dressed On-Screen Personality, both handpicked by their esteemed readers.
Now in its 17th year and still flourishing, the awards ceremony paid homage to the epitome of style in the country, gathering some of South Africa’s most influential luminaries and industry powerhouses for a uniquely opulent and glittering event.
When outlining the prerequisites for earning a spot on the GQ Best Dressed list, GQ editor-in-chief Molife Kumona said:
As the landscape of personal style evolves, bringing the GQ Best Dressed Awards is always exciting. Every year we celebrate individuals whose style not only stands out but also inspires us to be more stylish.
In no specific order, below is this year’s GQ Best Dressed list.
Best Dressed Woman: Kefilwe Mabote
Best Dressed Avant Garde Style: Swanky Jerry
Fashion Icon Award: The Trompies
Best Dressed Young Creative: African Ginger
Best Dressed Couple: Lamiez & Khuli Chana
Best Dressed Streetstyle: Dondelicious
Best Dressed Classic Style/ Man: Langa Mavuso
Best Dressed Cultural Fashion Influence: Youngsta Cpt
Best Dressed Breakout Style: The “Broke Boys”
Best Dressed Afro-Modern Style: Felipe Mazibuko
Best Dressed Celebrity: Focalistic
Best Dressed Reader: Cwenga Hlanjwa
Best Dressed On-Screen Personality: Vuyani, Adulting, played by Luthando Mthembu