reviews

 

“Dear Jan and Greg, Thank you so so much for all of your help this week! Last night would not have been possible without your expertise, opinions, smiles, good attitudes and most importantly the team you surround yourself with. Mrs. Herrera absolutely loved the girls. It was a pleasure working with you and I truly enjoyed your company the last three days. Your professionalism and personalities are truly divine – now I understand why all of South Africa loves you. Thank you again!”

Veronica Martinez for Carolina Herrera

“The feedback on the PlatAfrica Awards on Thursday has been universally favorable. We certainly succeeded in putting together a fantastic event that was both glamorous and professionally ticked all the boxes. Only those involved know of the focused effort, creative energy, and bloody hard work it took to achieve the seamless integration of the large number of “moving parts” that made up the event and associated activities. Thank you for your individual contributions. It’s been fantastic having you on the team and working with you. Please convey our thanks to the dozens of people in your team who worked behind the scenes to make the event a success in 2016”

Gert Schoeman – Anglo American Platinum

Dear Jan A huge thanks to you and your dedicated team, for making the Fassler show work so seamlessly. We know we couldn’t have achieved that level of excellence without your thorough professionalism. I do hope we get the opportunity to work together again.

Susan Johnson for Marianne Fassler for the Marianne Fassler Remix Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa OCTOBER 2012

HOT: Jan Malan’s Umzingeli Productions put together a fashion show that had nothing to do with Vanity. Instead, more than 100 actors, musicians, models and socialites collaborated with about 20 fashion designers for a show dubbed Night With The Stars to raise funds for the Hospice Wits. It was good to see a caring and unselfish side to our A-list. 

HOT or NOT Extract, 24 March 2013 – City Press(South African Sunday Newspaper)


Dear Jan A huge thanks to you and your dedicated team, for making the Fassler show work so seamlessly. We know we couldn’t have achieved that level of excellence without your thorough professionalism. I do hope we get the opportunity to work together again. Best regards,

Susan Johnson for Marianne Fassler for the Marianne Fassler Remix Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa OCTOBER 2012


One of the best decisions that the Swahili Fashion Week team has made over the years, is taking Jan Malan to direct and choreograph the whole event…This guy is a genius! Taking 2012 as an example, he gave a twist into the show,especially on the music department and the control of lighting…

Missie Popular – Tanzanian Blogger

“It was a rousing fashion moment at style mag Arise’s show, where Black Coffee, Loin Cloth & Ashes, and Deola Sagoe presented powerful Africa-themed collections. Each designer’s riveting, vivid talent shone through in Jan Malan’s flawless production.”

From the Daily Front Row, Monday 15 February 2010 – daily fashion week magazine reporting on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – New York


“…… but is was David Tlale’s installation fashion show, staged at the Circa Gallery, that proved the highlight of the event.”

From The Sunday Independent, January 24 2010, Article by Mary Corrigall, reporting on Audi Joburg Fashion Week Autumn / Winter 2010


“POSI+IVE Rocks proved that Sun International can without a doubt deliver the best entertainment in Africa and can rival even the most glamorous events in Europa and in large part it is due to your outstanding choreography, production and special effects. The show was an out-and-out success and you effectively interpreted our vision. Thank you for your commitment, passion and unfailing enthusiasm.”

Alastair Roper, Group Sports & Promotions Manager, Sun International


“Mr. Malan’s sixteen-year career experience working worldwide combined with his special skills in this highly specialized field of Fashion Show Production makes him uniquely qualified for this position.” – 2000

Fern Mallis, Executive Director, IMG, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – New York


“Jan Malan produced the live show for BBC Africa Radio Awards to a very high standard. Even though we had live on air deadlines that required everything to run exactly to time, the whole show ran flawlessly, looked great and was put together with a flair and energy that made the whole event a joy to be part of.”

Jerry Timmins, Head of Africa and Middle East Region, BBC World Service


“…the huge contribution that you made (by producing the entertainment) towards the success of the Elton John Cape Town Ball…the entertainment went fantastically!!”

Simon Prytherch, Elton John AIDS Foundation (United Kingdom), On behalf of Sir Elton John, David Furnish and the Elton John AIDS Foundation


“Like all event personnel, there are but a handful of fashion show directors in the world who are particularly revered for their talent. Mr Jan Malan, a veteran of the fashion industry, can be included in this category.” – 2001

Rosemarie Le Gallais, Creative Director, Daniel Swarovski Paris


“…your support, and that of people like you, has helped make Design Indaba and International event. But, more important, your support has helped designers of all ages to leapfrog forward in their abilities and their confidence. For that, especially, I thank you.”

Ravi Naidoo, CEO of Interactive Africa and Founder of the International Design Indaba


“I would like to thank all of you for your dedication, passion and vision in making the Nederburg Auction Fashion Show the great success that it was. You are a formidable team and the fashion experience that you created on the day was absolutely sublime!”

Misti Watson,Marketing Manager, Nederburg


“Apart from the production expertise and extreme efficiency associated with Jan Malan and his production team, it is the wonderfully reliable support network provided and calm demeanour that gives this team a differentiable edge. Jan himself is one of those rare creative minds that can take a clients concept and explore and direct it beyond expectation.”

Jackie Burger, Editor, Elle Magazine (South Africa)


“In July 2002 he successfully conceptualized and choreographed True Love’s 30th Birthday celebration at which Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel were guests of honour. Thanks to Jan’s professionalism, creativity and dedication, the event was not only a phenomenal success, it was also voted one of South Africa’s best functions for 2002.”

Khanyi Dhlomo, Former Editor True Love Magazine/Publisher & Founder Destiny Magazine


“WOW! If that’s Joburg, we love it!! Thanks so much for a simply stunning show. I know you didn’t have time to see Megan and I on the side-lines grinning like Cheshire cats. You were efficient, innovative and a pleasure to work with and I can only say “thanks a million” from our team to your team.”

Jenny le Roux,Fashion Designer, Habits


“As a client, my experience of Jan Malan and his team is that they are passionate about what they do in that they are attentive to detail, professional in all ways, well organized and they operate on high quality standards.”

Sarah E Davanzo, CEO : Gold® Limited, Creative and Strategic Advisor, Marketing: AngloGold Limited


“…the hair, make up, styling and Jan Malan’s choreography were all impressive…”

Adam Levin, Journalist-Style Magazine,Writing on SAA Durban Fashion Week


“Jan Malan is the perfect mixture of creativity and professionalism – an important mix in the fast paced ego driven world of fashion show choreography.”

Nadine Rubin, Former editor Elle South Africa, Former Group Consulting Editor Associated Magazines (O The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Femina)


“…in a large part, the success of the Organ Donor Foundation’s fundraiser at the Nederburg Wine, Food and Fashion Show was due to your hard work and professionalism.”

Dr Susan Vosloo, Chairperson, The Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa


“We have had rave reviews and I think we quite blew the Aussies away!!! So well done to you all you certainly deserve the credit.”

Maddy Wight, Head of Public Relations Woolworths, Country Road Launch


“It was an exciting visual experience produced by the Namibian-born Jan Malan Umzingeli who is the Creative Director of the event. He brought together some of the continent’s best, most accomplished and boldest designers and labels to put up an amazing show…”

Chilee Agunanna”s Blog on the Sound City Music Awards in Lagos, Nigeria


“Beyond a shadow of a doubt this year’s Colour Trophy was the best one that I have attended yet. From the professional coordination to the obvious commitment to exceed expectations it was obvious to all who attended that you put great time and passion into making this event a big success.”

Terenzo and the Terenzo Hairdressing Team on L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2011


“I just wanted to drop you a personal note to say thank you for all your support, commitment and creative input on the Volvo Fashion Finale. It was an honour and a privilege to work with such a professional. The show was amazing, the guys and girls were all stunning, the partnerships you brokered for hair, make up and shoes were highly appreciated and your overall enthusiasm and passion mirrored our own – which is why I really enjoyed the experience. The client was over the moon by the entire experience saying “it was a spectacular event with the right people, the right look and feel, the right mix of Volvo vs designer” and if she is happy, then I am happier! You are a true legend of the industry!”

Karen Poole, Havas Sports & Entertainment on the Volvo Fashion Finale, 2011


“We, at Associated Magazines, would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the incredible work you have produced for us over the last few years. Cosmopolitan Jeans, Cosmopolitan Summer and Cosmopolitan Sexy Man have all grown into iconic events on the magazine annual calendar thanks to your passion, creativity, vision and professionalism. We thank you for the blood, sweat and tears you have put in to ensure the success of these events. Your support and outstanding service makes Umzingeli the star of the show!”

Rebecca Whisson-Smeda, Associated Publisher,Associated Magazines, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Goeie Huishouding, House and Leisure and WOW!


“I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to thank you last week…but I just personally wanted to thank you both and your team for helping make Colour Trophy the success it was! I haven’t stopped getting compliments about how well organized, professional, edgy and unique the production was- so a big thank you!”

Miri Sareli, Product Manager of L’Oréal Professionnel on L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2011


“It was a stroke of genius on the part of show producer, Jan Malan of Umzingeli Productions. Set at Johannesburg’s Park Station, this years event was themed The Journey”

Adam Levin, Article in Sunday Times about the True Love South African Fashion Awards


It was a pleasure working with you and your team. “This was the first time, that we deal with someone that truly does what promises. Hope to work with you soon & Wish you all the best…”

Romana Remtula, Perola Negra, Angola, on Fashion Business Angola 2011