Gert-Johan is one of South Africa’s most loved, well known and respected fashion designers. He is known for his Red carpet wear which could be seen at major events, such as the SA Music Awards, SA Film And Television Awards, the J&B Met, You Spectacular, Huisgenoot Skouspel, the Tempo Awards, and Miss World.
His creations have also won the best dressed title at many of these events. He has also dressed many of our country’s most famous people Such as Esmare Weideman (Editor in chief of Huisgenoot/You and Drum), Cindy Nell, Liezel Van Der Westhuizen, Lira, Bonang Matheba, Doreen Morris, Basetsana Khumalu, Louise Carver, Sashi Naidoo, Tansey Coetzee, Tatum Keshwar, Nianell, Jennifer Jones, Andriette Norman en Elana Afrika, Noeleen, Miss SA Bokang Montjane
He went for his first sewing class at the age of 13, and started studying fashion when he was 16. While studying he won numerous awards, including SA’s most promising young designer in 2006. The award was handed to him by finance minister Trevor Manual. He earned the title as SA Designer of the year, where he was nominated with 9 other of our country’s top Designers.
He made history in SA, 2011, by being the first SA Designer to have his dresses worn by ‘A’ list celebrities on the red carpet in Hollywood including Kourtney Kardashian and Kristen Cavallari.
Contact: Gert-Johan Coetzee
T: +27 11 782 4856
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