Cape Town, April 2014 Craig Port has teamed up with Cape Town’s luxury beach destination Shimmy Beach Club to create the ultimate Manscape – an outdoor space that reflects the celebrated designers artistic vision and captures the essence of the Shimmy lifestyle.
Port was approached by Decorex, Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio, to take part a tongue in cheek project that saw Cape Town male personalities paired up with an outdoor timber specialist and an exclusive lifestyle brand respectively to create a Manscape that reveals the latest trends in outdoor living. These Manscapes will form part of the Decorex exhibition taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The collaboration between Port and Shimmy Beach Club is a celebration of summer in the city. Passionately inspired by Cape Town and its unique resort lifestyle, Port draws upon his surroundings when designing seasonal collections. “We feel that this makes him the ideal designer to interpret and accurately represent Shimmy’s style as a premier Cape Town luxury lifestyle destination,” says Shaun Novitzkas, General Manager of Shimmy Beach Club.
Shimmy Beach Club has become the destination of choice for sun and sea loving Capetonians. The beachside location boasts a vibrant blend of global party culture and culinary indulgence, set in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Shimmy Beach Club effortlessly combines the casual experience of a laid-back holiday with the tasteful luxury of a high-end leisure resort.
The Manscape collaboration was developed to afford Decorex visitors a sumptuous and interactive Shimmy Beach Club experience with an inimitable designer twist. Port wanted to bring his dream world to life – one where sun drenched days meld into effervescent evenings and private Gazebos boast breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean with Table Mountain stretching out behind them.
With a strong altruistic element, funds raised from the project go to the celebrity/designer’s charity of choice. Decorex visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite Manscape by placing an entry form in the allocated box at the stand and invited to donate funds. Port selected The Richard Bloom Foundation, a charity that he launched in 2006 in memory of his friend and colleague Richard Bloom. The foundation provides support and practical training for young designers entering the fashion industry.
Decorex Cape Town is taking place at the CTICC from 25th – 28th April 2014. For more information please visit http://www.thebereed.co.za/decorex/
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