Fashion is ingrained in Gert-Johan Coetzeeâ€™s DNA, and has been the Johannesburg designerâ€™s all-encompassing passion since he was a child, a child who made tissue-paper dresses for his pencils.
This single-minded dedication to making women look beautiful has seen Coetzee rise to the top of his profession in South Africa, where he is known as the darling of the celebrity set, who rely on him for the best-dressed accolades that go together with appearing in Gert-Johan Coetzee at red carpet events.
In addition to the high-glamour, showstopper gowns that made him famous and are increasingly seen on global superstars, including Oprah Winfrey, Lauryn Hill, Kelly Rowland and Fantasia, Coetzee has built a thriving business encompassing ready to wear, menswear, and edgy streetwear.
His successful collaborations with global brands such as McDonaldâ€™s speak of a commercial understanding of business which is rare in the creative world of fashion. This season will be the 17th time that he showcases his latest collection at SA Fashion Week.
Currently stocked by: Artistic Souls Boutique, Luminance, Sassychic, Shoenelli, Spree.co.za and his own online store www.shopgert.com