Fashion Without Borders shines the spotlight on job creation

Mbali Dlamini and Loungo Pitse will host this year's Fashion Without Borders main show.

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Mbali Dlamini and Loungo Pitse will host this year’s Fashion Without Borders key present.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African leg of the a great deal-predicted Vogue Without having Borders show is established to strike Johannesburg this week.

The topic for this year’s instalment is “Style Palette”. Clearly show us what that suggests to you and be a part of about 15 designers as they bring you the most up-to-date traits on the runway.

In the guide up to the most important exhibit, which is established to just take position on 26 March at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, there will be pop-up stalls where by some of the designers will give you a flavor of their get the job done. There will also be a manner workshop exactly where marketplace leaders will deal with matters these types of as hair, vacation and ethical behaviour and their role in the trend business.

The demonstrate is a mix of emerging and founded names, and aims to persuade a platform of cultural exchanges across Africa.

It is no mystery that the COVID-19 pandemic strike the market difficult, but as the nation, continent and the environment at substantial consider to deliver again some sort of normalcy, this clearly show is also about building jobs and cementing the vogue sector’s place on the economic map.

Serge Kabisoso is the founder and creative director at Efigy Productions, the company dependable for the future demonstrate. He spoke to Eyewitness News Way of living ahead of the occasion, declaring: “Just like in any other discipline of get the job done, experience is crucial, giving new faces the system to be capable to construct their profiles is a single of our most important targets mainly because if we do not, then who will?”

Designers, versions, beauticians, make-up artists, producers, textile designers, companies, function organisers, and numerous many others are just some of the events that Kabisoso said would support in making that materialize.

He stated the exhibit was just a component of a even bigger image: “It was during this pandemic that we observed know-how and social media getting utilized on a large scale to hold people risk-free, effective, and related when getting physically apart. Younger and future trend designers must then carry on taking edge of this electronic transformation, to initiate a series of initiatives to strengthen their pace to current market and to apply sustainable innovation in their main merchandise style and design, manufacturing, and source chain processes.”

Talking on what you can assume from this year’s clearly show, Kabisoso mentioned: “Development, surely, in terms of scope of reach to designers. We have designers from the likes of Ghana, eSwatini and DRC. As opposed to the preceding many years, the top quality of designers and what they have set out will be quite fascinating. Africa has so a lot talent and we are grateful to be portion of the pick ones seeking to unearth and share that with the planet.”

It will aspect Refilwe Elliot (BW), Rachel Olombe (DRC), Siphokazi Mzekandaba (SA), Eva Kirsten (SA), Kaelo Godirwang (BW), Kagiso Lesotlho (BW), Thoko Kunene (SA), Nivaldo Thierry (Mozambique), Tumie Mohoasa (BW), Sphelele Nozipho Chikowi (SA), Jourdain Jordan Tady (DRC) , Carol Lubelo (Eswatini), Abby LaDiva John (BW), Bontle Modise (SA), Althea Andrews (SA), Sarah Mubenesha (DRC), Sibu FDB (SA), and Sarah Quarcoopome Abbey (GHN).

Manner Without having Borders is all about bringing the most effective of Africa to Africans and the earth: “We need to have to promote Africa and purchase Africa, we need to have to rejoice ourselves additional, and this is one of the platforms wherever you are ready to categorical and inform your tale in the sort of vogue without having worry of becoming judged,” Kabisoso extra.

_Here’s the line-up for the eighth instalment of Style Without having Borders: _


Date: 24-26 March 2022

Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain Lodge, Sandton

Time: 10:00am – 18:00pm Every day


Date: 25 March 2022

Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain Resort, Sandton

Time: 10:00am – 15:00pm

Tickets: Accessibility is free of charge

Vogue Present

Date: Saturday, 26 March 2022

Location: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton

Time: 18:00

Tickets: R500 typical entry