Now we are talking! I was wowed with how boys and girls came out and played in the latest trends, while the brave ones chose to roll it up with edgy and none conforming styles (and yes, these extremists told me I AM their inspiration- so go ahead and choke hater). If one doubted the local dress sense, all they had to do was be at the Miss Botswana fashion show/semi-finals this past Saturday 1st May. I could talk about the ill dressed too, but they were so insignificant I just hope they learnt one or two things.
Local celebrities also proved they were not to be out classed by their international counterparts, as the likes of Scar and Stagga were spotted all suited up. My my my, was it a pleasurable surprise to see my old crush Tich Mataz, Zimbabwe’s TV, radio and entertainment pride. Brother man’s old charm, swagger and those scrumptious looking lips almost got me tripping all over my Aldo peep-toes. Phew! Somebody please keep him away from these Laing claws.
I am a local fashion designer residing in Kasane. I’ve heard a bit of info and seen a few articles, some by you on a few international fashion weeks. Do you have information on how I could get around showcasing or even attending these shows to learn a bit? Are you aware of any that may be happening here at home?
Glad you asked! I would like to see more Batswana fashion designers join Koketso Chiepe on the international ramps and showcase what Bots has. Africa Fashion week takes off on the 30th June-3rd July in Johannesburg, and I‘ll be there. Though, they’ve already rounded up all the African designers that’ll be participating, do not hesitate to get in touch with Lorato of African Fashion International to find out how you may be part of this show nest year and attending to learn this year, [email protected] or access their website. Concerning local fashion weeks, I like everyone else hears rumours now and then, about some chancers dreaming it up. Will keep you posted as soon as I get something concrete from organisers that carry weight.