Lira, Boity and Tamara Dey all attended the SA Style Awards judges dinner on Sunday evening. Images: Supplied

SA Style Awards 2022: Inside the star-studded judges dinner [photos]

‘Style is not an expensive dress but rather your personality radiating from the inside out,’ said Gert-Johan Coetzee at the judges dinner on Sunday evening.


Lira, Boity and Tamara Dey all attended the SA Style Awards judges dinner on Sunday evening. Images: Supplied

Colourful with a touch of glamour was the theme of the evening at this year’s SA Style Awards judges dinner. As expected, all of the guests at the star-studded event stuck to the memo and showed up one by one – and sometimes in pairs – looking as opulent as ever.

The mission? To unite and decide who deserves to be honoured for their contribution to the world of fashion.

25 years of SA Style Awards

Zebra Square Gallery in Hyde Park Corner on Sunday 21 November was certainly the place to be. There, the judges for the South African Style Awards 2022 came together to decide who will be walking away as the 2022 Style Award recipients.

Lira attended Sunday evening’s SA Style Awards Judge’s Dinner. Image: Supplied

Taking things up a notch, guests such as Boity, Anton Jafta and Kim Jayde, were ushered to the Southern Sun Hyde Park Hotel pool where they had a lovely view of the bustling Johannesburg North streets.

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And so media personality Taryn Louch played host for the night while expert chefs served Italian dishes to go with the Award ceremony’s Italian partners, Peroni Nastro Azzuro.

Singer Tamara Dey looked ravishing in this gold number. Image: Supplied

With music in the air, filled bellies and drinks galore, the judges were tasked with choosing their favourites from the following categories:

  • The Most Innovative Style
  • SA’s Style Icon
  • The Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV
  • Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music
  • SA’s Most Stylish Media Personality
  • The Most Stylish Designer
  • SA’s Most Stylish Model
  • The Most Stylish Business Personality
  • SA’s Most Stylish Couple
  • Most Stylish Changemaker
  • The Next Big Thing (two winners)

But who are the judges?

Before we list the judges, we should note that the SA Style Awards has changed the way individuals are voted for. While they used to have a discussion among the judges, this time around they decided to have a secret ballot.

Fashion designer Thebe Magugu also attended the lavish event. Image: Supplied

This is something one of the judges says, will help cool the tension that normally accompanies the mission towards choosing the winners.

Without further a due, these celebrities, fashionistas and media gurus make up the list of people who nominated the individuals they feel are “changing the shape and shade of the future”:

  • Nqobile Ka-Mbonane (Peroni Market Development Manager)
  • Lee-Ann Liebenberg
  • Nicky van der Walt
  • Taryn Louch
  • Vicky Crease
  • Aspasia Karras
  • Andrea Nagel
  • Sharon Becker
  • Maira Koutsoudakis
  • Gert-Johan Coetzee
  • Johanna Mukoki
  • Riaa Agloo
  • Thebe Magugu
  • Irene Charnley
  • Lira
  • Terry Pheto
  • Sydney Mtukayekwa
  • Buhle Mbonambi
  • Ama Qamata
  • Nontando Mposo

When do we uncover the winners?

The official awards ceremony will be taking place in February 2022 on a date yet to be confirmed. It will undoubtedly be a stylish event that many stylish South Africans are hoping to be a part of.

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