Fashion Without Borders Comes to GC

| April 17, 2015

Fashion Without Borders (FWB), the biggest fashion road show will grace the streets of Gaborone this month.

It will be held at Liban Mediterranean Cuisine at the Central Business District on April 25.

FWB, a new division of Efigy Productions is renowned for having organised among other events, Emfuleni FWB Vaal Sedibeng Fashion Expo and Gauteng Fashion Show at the Sansui Summer Cup 2012.

The show, which has made headlines in most fashion capitals in Africa, will finally come to Botswana, to give local designers and models what Botswana can best offer. In addition, FWB partner, Serge Kabisoso said, “It is all about giving a platform to upcoming, unrecognised designers and models”.

He added that they are delighted to have the support of local businesses such as Liban Lounge and The Voice newspaper Botswana who have come on board as partners.

“FWB is one way in which we wish to encourage local businesses to take pride in nurturing untapped talent which will ultimately contribute towards a g pool of talent from Botswana to compete on international platforms,” said Kabisoso.

Also, the organisers of the show said, a majority of the models and designers at the FWB show will be from Botswana, with contributing designers from other African countries such as K.O.B.O Couture from Nigeria, Ali Adam from Ghana and Deacutejagrave Vu Designs from South Africa.

Fashion Designers Without Borders is a development initiative of The Supply Change, being the first international travel program offering trips tailored to design industry professionals.

The event will accord artists a chance to explore opportunities to produce profitable products with positive impact, as well as bring guests who will be treated to the trendiest of designs.

Such designs will be available for sale at the venue.

“As artists, we look for subtle beauty, and Liban for us is the perfect venue for our event because we see its architectural charm complementing the artistic direction our show will be taking. We are confident of delivering a great show which will leave Batswana proud of their own,” added Kabisoso.

He stated that they are interested in helping local designers and models build their profiles and reach out to young people who have a passion for fashion, craft and modelling.

Further, the show will be glitzed up with the coverage of Selimathunzi, which was the first entertainment show to grace South African television screens and has risen to become a sustainable brand on SABC 1.

It has two talented individuals, Zizo Beda and Lunga Shabalala who are expected to attend the show, which will be screened in one of the episodes of Selimathunzi, on every Tuesday at 7pm on SABC 1.

Sky Lounge operations manager, Lobito Ncube, expects the show to be a springboard for upcoming fashionistas.

“We are expecting SABC’s Selimathunzi and VUZU to grace the event. They have already confirmed, so we are basically waiting for the 25th.

The show is aimed at giving a platform to upcoming, unrecognised designers,” said Ncube.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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