The Annual SACTWU Spring Queen
Workers on the Runway
The annual SACTWU Spring Queen & Fashion Pageant is the world's largest fashion show featuring workers as models.
It is also one of Cape Town 's biggest events promoting South African products and fashion. Almost ten thousand people annually fill the Good Hope Centre to enjoy stunning music, to-die-for fashions and, the highlight of the evening, the crowning of the annual SACTWU Spring Queen.
The Spring Queen & Fashion Pageant celebrates the workers behind the designer labels, the shoes and the garments sold in retailers and boutiques across the country. The aspiring queens all work in clothing, textile and footwear factories in the Western Cape and are chosen to compete in the final event after factory level events and two semi-finals.
The Spring Queen & Fashion Pageant is part of SACTWU's efforts to promote South African-made garments, fabrics and shoes. Several local manufacturers and brands, including Chelsea West, Levi Strauss, Bibette, Bonwit, Big Bay and House of Monatic,participate in this event. Factories dress the finalists in stunning outfits, from casual wear to formal dresses.
The hosts for the event have included radio celebrities, Aden Thomas and Julian Naidoo. Also well-known Cape Town entertainer, Alistair Isobell is a regular.
Our 2010 Winners!