14-year-old designer to showcase at Fashion Without Borders in Jozi
For the 9th time, Johannesburg fashion lovers will get an opportunity to witness and experience fashion products being exhibited by, established and none established fashion designers.
As Africa’s fashion and lifestyle movement, Fashion Without Borders is bringing at least more than 17 Fashion Designers and 40 Upcoming Models from across the continent, coupled with industry-related workshops.
Last month, Serge Kabisoso the co- founder of the brand FWB, announced to the media that the 9th Johannesburg leg of the Fashion Without Borders Africa season, will be held on the 5th of April.
Kabisoso said, despite the years of disruption, due to Covid-19 season the fashion industry is slowly beginning to find its feet again.
He also added that the main goal for the fashion event is to act as a platform for fashion designers to network as this will assist them in terms of growth.
“Facilitating for a platform that can allow for Access to a powerhouse of AFRICAN YOUNG DESIGNERS and continued connection is our number one goal….Fashion Without Borders Africa intends to change the status quo and can only do this through partnerships, and conversations that will build solid foundations for sustainability in the long run. By forming partnerships on projects, businesses in the fashion and textile industries can reach their full potential, save money, and create something innovative,” Kabisoso.
Several fashion designers are expected to grace the fashion show as they present their work across the ramp, among them is the 14 year of Enhle Babes Couture, Enhle Gebashe, who has graced international fashion shows such as Durban Fashion Fair, SA Fashion Week etc.
She will be showcasing along with Thando Piliso a brand that has acted as ambassador for the Maxhosa tribe.
Here is the list of the designers:
Tanzatia By Althea Andrews (RSA), Bantu Gold By Lukundo Simpemba (BW), Thando Piliso (RSA), 14 Year Old Enhle Babes Couture By Enhle Gebashe (RSA), Antherline Couture By Matome Seshoka (RSA), Déjavu (RSA), Umzee By Tsele Lepono (RSA), Norokarmali Studio ‘Dare To Be You’ By Carole Lubelo (Eswatini), Biscuit’s Studio By Hlengi Baloyi (RSA), Dinma Kod Atelier By Chidinma Onwuachu (RSA), House Of Solani By Siphokazi & Andiswa (RSA), Ngiesu By Gloria Ngiesu (DRC), Stella Customized Kenya By Charity Karimi (Kenya), Donlu Amore By Kagiso Lesotlho (BW), Js Bespoke (DRC), Rep Lepara (RSA) And Raphael Mukendi (DRC).
Designers will present their work during the two-day event from the 5th and 6th of April under the theme, SUSTAINABLE FASHION – For Your Authentic Self’.
This year Fashion Without Borders Africa is collaborating with Artyli Gallery in celebration of diverse African talent and creativity, together with our long-standing partnerships like Avon SA, Grooming partner BLM Naturals and new partnerships like Ferrero Rocher and Nelson Mandela Square. Such partnerships are what contribute towards the multi-billion-dollar industry; by creating jobs for designers, models, beauticians, make-up artists, producers, textile designers, manufacturers, event organisers, and more.