Today as Zimbabwe is hosting it’s first-ever Style-fashion awards, who are going to be history makes?
In the past, the Southern African country has been hosting different ceremonies in celebrating people from different sectors of industries these ceremonies include music, sports, and economics.
Comparing to numerous awards that are being hosted in Zimbabwe, the fashion sector is only celebrated during Zimbabwe Models Awards and in other Regional Awards.
However, a new baby has been born, that is meant to celebrate the fashion players of Zimbabwe under the patron, Lee Madyara, one of Zimbabwe’s fashion icons. The new baby is called Zimbabwe Style Fashion Awards.
The ceremony is being held today at the HICC (Harare International Conference Center), and the red carpet is expected to commerce at 6pm as the nominees, guests and public will be showcasing their glitz and glamorous garments and suits.
“We have to realize and acknowledge the players that have been in the industry, technically all our lifetime, for example, Bata and Paramount, these are the people who have made it and are still swimming despite the environment in which they operate in, so we really want to give them a platform to applaud them and say well done,” said Lee Madyara.
This is something new that everyone is talking about and curious who will be dressed by who during Zimbabwe’s first-ever Style Icon Fashion Awards.
The awards are founded under the roots of honouring and giving credit to fashion stylist, designers, models, influencers, bloggers and others who played a massive role in Zimbabwe’s fashion industry. Some of the big names nominated include MisRed, Passion Java, Mahendere among many others. (See list below)
“Celebrating fashion in Our Environment“ is the theme of the event.
Lee Madyara described the awards as a movement with bright and positive future.
“This is a movement that we would like to go on and on and no stop,” she said.
Part of the sponsors of the event include Style Consultancy X Hollywood Lee, Boss Brand and Gateway stream. Some of the most hotly contested categories include, The Designer of the year, Most Fashionable male Model, Most Stylish artist of the year.
Here is what to expect…
Designer of the year
Ganu by Ganu
Maison du style
Most fashionable male model
Demarco the model
Most fashionable female model
Most stylish female artist
Most stylish male media personality
Lifetime achievement award
Dashion Icon honorary award
Best Clothing Retail
Fashionista of the year (People’s Choice)
Make-up artist of the year
Stylist of the year
Anesu Mhembere (Minister of white linen)
Style consultants x Hollywood Lee
Fashionable music video of the year
Try – ExQ ft Ammara Brown
Ndiwe – Anita Jaxson
Patati Patata – Roki ft Rayvanny
Takarasima – Jah Prayzah
Mamero – Sebastian Magacha ft Madam Boss
Phone Call Ah – Tamy Moyo
Many Blessings – Janet Manyowa
Most fashionable Zimbabwean in the diaspora
The most fashionable social media personality (People’s Choices)
African Goddess (Kundai)
Male most stylish celebrity
Female most stylish celebrity
Samantha Musa (Misred)
Most stylish male artist
Most controversial artistic style
Most stylish female media personality
Samantha Musa (Misred)
Hairstylist of the year
Fashion photographer of the year
Best upcoming designer
Cheryl Natai Natai
Mtobie Sibanda (Indwangu)
Paz & Chivz
Accessory designer of the year
House of sandals
Traditional designer of the year (Fashion art)
Haus of stone
Ganu by Ganu
Fashion blogger of the year
Lillian Madyara (Hollywood Lee)
Diary of a smurf dinkie (Chiedza Chinhara)