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.
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.
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.
Zimbabwean Fashion Week UK’s launch show in Birmingham recently was hailed a great success and is already sparking off collaborations and potential new business projects.
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.