In photos: Khayelitsha does the catwalk
Second year of this event is bigger as young fashion designers showcase their wares
On Saturday, young local designers showed their work at the second Khayelitsha Fashion Week. Nine designers and over ten performers participated in the two-day event hosted at the Isivivana Centre. Some for the brands include Nesh Couture, Cnexor Designs and “Trending …”.
Bongani Matenjwa founder of the Khayelitsha Fashion Week says that he started it to give exposure to young talent in the area. “We want to grow these local designers and prepare them for the bigger platforms,” he says. Unlike the larger fashion shows such as the Mercedes Benz and Soweto Fashion Week which is only open to experienced designers, Matenjwa uses “raw, local designers”. In the future, Matenjwa hopes to promote the Khayelitsha fashion show beyond South Africa, and to open a store that showcases local designers.
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