In our endeavor to continue to drive innovation and excellence in Zimbabwe’s fashion landscape, Zimbabwe Fashion Week Trust is thrilled to announce significant additions to our ZFWT family. The Trust which was previous overseen solely by a board of Trustees has now expanded and engaged an Advisory Board who’s mandate is to play a vital role in shaping the strategic direction of ZFWT. The boards combined creative industry knowledge, vision, and commitment to fostering emerging talent align seamlessly with ZFWT’s mission to empower and showcase the incredible diversity and talent within Zimbabwe’s fashion industry.
“The board comprises of both local and international advisors with a wealth of experience in creating value through collaborative partnerships, organisational development & capability development workflows for creative industry businesses at various stages of development. We believe that this experience will allow us to pivot and grow our organisation to greater heights” said Founder, Priscilla Chigariro
“The appointment of an international advisor underscores our commitment to fostering a collaborative environment where thought leaders come together to guide and support ZFWT’s endeavors. We believe having input from an international industry level will be invaluable as we navigate new opportunities, address challenges, and continue to grow and evolve.”
The following are the members of the ZFWT Advisory Board for 2023/24:
Farai Bayai Ncube – Regional Arts Director, Sub Saharan Africa, British Council Tinashe Murapata – Entrepreneur & Economist, Leon Africa Tiago Valente – Creative Director – Global Creative Teams, Journee & Professor – Parsons School of Design – The New School Elvas Mari – Educator, Cultural Advocate (Previously National Arts Council Of Zimbabwe Director) Charlotte Grace Philp – Fashion Entrepreneur Dr Verity Muzenda Ncube – Dean School of Art and Design, Chinhoyi University Of Technology