Topic: Fashion

New Miss Zimbabwe Licencees

The Managing Director of Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase, Chiedza Ziyambe

To improve the quality of the Miss Zimbabwe Contest, new licensees to host the preliminaries to the contest will be appointed worldwide. Over the last few years, the Miss Zimbabwe Trust has been looking for ways to improve the quality of the contest. One of the ways it has sought to do this is to improve the quality of the contestants and the regional contests that feed into the main contest. As part of this focus on improvement, the way preliminary shows in Zimbabwe and abroad are managed will be improved. These contests are to be more focused on promoting the contestants and Zimbabwe. In a press briefing, the founder of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust, Crispen Sachikonye, who has been in strategic discussions with various stakeholders, said that new licensees will be appointed for various regions. He said that the identification of licensees was now at an advanced stage with for example, Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase being selected as a licensee for Miss Zimbabwe UK.

South African designer launches collection at New York Fashion Week

South African designer, Phumelele Kunene in her signature dress on the runway at Punto Space in New York City

It was a watershed moment for Brooklyn based South African designer, Phumelele Kunene. Phumelele, the only African out of 18 designers who made their New York Fashion Week debut on Friday, September 11 packed the Punto Space in Manhattan to introduce her Spring/Summer 2016 Collections. The dresses presented by 14 absolutely gorgeous models ranges from jumpsuits to Kimono dresses.

Le Ekhaya and House of Mucha, the two Zimbabweans featuring at the African Fashion Week London

Le Ekhaya

Two Zimbabweans will this weekend take part in the African Fashion Week London (AFWL), an event created by Ronke Ademiluyi and is Europe's largest catwalk event of African and African-inspired design. The main purpose of the event is to increase the visibility and awareness of designers by providing them with an affordable global showcasing platform.

The first Zimbabwean Fashion Week UK held in Birmingham

Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe and The Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall

Styles and clothes are an important part of our cultural identity and what it means to be from Zimbabwe. Fashion week is a celebration of fashion and in addition an acknowledgement of the incredible creativity of the people of Zimbabwe wherever they live in the world.