THE Zimbabwe Fashion Week (ZFW) is set for Harare, organisers have said.
ZFW, which kicks off tomorrow at the VW Showroom along Samora Machel Avenue, Harare will end on Saturday.
Hosted by former model, founder and director of the ZFW, Priscilla Chigariro, the event promises to be a mesmerising three-day showcase to some of the leading fashion trends.
A performance by South African diva Toya Delaz will mark the opening of the extravaganza.
This will be followed by a showcase of a series of collections from Intisaar Mukadam (Zimbabwe), Shaldon Kopman (South Africa) and Yvonne Watadza’s House of Alpha Rose (Zimbabwe).
The first day will also witness collections by Colin Ratisai wrapping up the evening.
A list of designers, including Sibonile Chimanikire, Selfi by Celeste Ardense (South Africa), Black Trash (Botswana) and Sabina Mutsvati (Zimbabwe), will headline the second day.
The evening will also feature works by five young Zimbabwean designers who are among a selection of 22 local designers set to grace this showcase.
The last day of the extravaganza will witness Rumbidzai Ngwarai, Sandra Matamisa, The Tribe Called by Terrence Chipembere, Faith Wear, Melusi Nhengu, Countess K by Alice Knuth, B’zma by Bisma Ahmed, Maita Marimo and David Tlale show their latest fashion trends.
The curtain will come down with a presentation of awards, honouring people who have made immense contribution to the Zimbabwean fashion industry.
Achievers will be honored under various categories, including Top Designer, Top Model and Top Fashion Blogger.
Speaking to ur correspondent, Chigariro said: “We are on schedule and at the moment we are just tying up the loose ends to make sure that the event goes according to plan.
“As usual, the display will always inspire interest in fashion and provide a platform for networking.
“The other advantage of this event is how it offers fashion fanatics a chance to interface with designers and really get up-close with them.
“I hope people will embrace the idea and take advantage of this platform, as it is necessary for the growth of the industry.”
Started in 2009, the display presents designers with a platform to exchange and share notes on ever-changing fashion trends.
The ZFW will be running under the theme “Breaking Barriers in Fashion and Technologies”.
“After this year’s edition, there are plans to take the event outside Harare and reach out to other cities like Bulawayo.
“Since its inception, the event has only been accessible in the capital and this outreach programme will be aimed at necessitating accessibility,” added Chigariro - ZimDiaspora/Newsday.