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Fashion designer creates ‘dog wear’

Le 25 January 2018, 10:07 dans Humeurs 0

BULAWAYO fashion designer Saneliso Mpofu yesterday said she had ventured into winter wear for dogs and produced army hats for the canines, after her exposure to the South African fashion scene forced her to think outside the box.

Mpofu, who runs Sanah Designs, told NewsDay that her stay in Cape Town was an eye opener which inspired her to come up with the extraordinary designs.

During her fruitful stint in the neighbouring country, Mpofu produced the army hats for dogs attending a Just Nuisance Memorial.

“During my stay in Cape Town, I learnt that the sky is not the limit. I acquired new practical skills to use in leading my company. I learnt that this must not limit my creativity and we should be proud of our culture in terms of dress code. I saw that success belongs to any hard working persons whether you are white or black,” she said.

The designer said the fashion shows which she attended in South Africa provided her tips on how to break even in the fashion industry.

“The fashion shows and workshops were really amazing. I met fashion mentors who provided tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur, how to raise capital, how to identify potential partners, personal and professional bonding,” she said, adding that she was able to establish lifelong connections.

She said it was important for young entrepreneurs in Africa to “cultivate thinking outside the box and be creative” if they were to make it on the global stage.

Mpofu, who has mentored some top local designers including Loveness Hute, who is popular for her “outrageous designs”, said she had been getting requests from young people who needed training and would soon announce an opportunity for fashion designing interns.


The Belt and Road Fashion Week Opens in Guangzhou

Le 26 December 2017, 08:40 dans Humeurs 0

The Belt and Road International Fashion Week, part of China’s development initiative One Belt and One Road, kicked off Saturday with a keen interest in the local fashion industry.

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The International Fashion Week, which will be held until the end of the year at Liuhua Convention Center in Guangzhou, is a fashion show event involving leading fashion designers from all over the world, including China and South Korea. It’s expected to serve as a window for China to exchange culture with other countries.

The opening ceremony on Saturday was crowded with fashion people in China with a large number of professionals engaged in fashion industry and celebrities in attendance, including Long Yuxiang, Executive Chairman of China International Cultural Communication Center (CICCC). From South Korea, Asia Today president Woo Jong-soon, Minjoo Party lawmaker Jung Jae-ho, Sun Moo University president Hwang Sun-jo, and Saddle Point chairman Koo Bon-il as chief Korean representative of the Fashion Week attended the event.

KODICE, whose design concept is ‘wearable accessory’, unveiled intense and urban looks centered on gold, black and red colors. Featuring the famous silk costumes from the Pearl River Delta in China, Xiang Yun Gu Li attracted attention with a collection that reinterpreted Chinese traditional costumes and another collection highlighting the pure white beauty with all-white fashion.

On Monday, Korean Brand Fashion Show Day was held with three brands including GABO, CHARM’s, and XXCC, drawing heated attention from the fashion industry.

Carrie K sparkles at Singapore Fashion Awards

Le 25 November 2017, 08:11 dans Humeurs 0

Jewellery designer Carolyn Kan of home-grown brand Carrie K took triple honours at the Singapore Fashion Awards 2017, held yesterday to recognise contributions to the local fashion industry.

Winners at the fashion awards included (from left) Mr Keita Ebihara and Ms Elizabeth Soon of Ametsubi, Ms Carolyn Kan of Carrie K, Ms Chelsea Scott-Blackhall of Dzojchen, Ms Trixie Khong of By Invite Only, Ms Marilyn Tan of Marilyn Tan Jewellery, and

Besides winning the inaugural Bespoke Award, created this year in a nod to the growing popularity of bespoke services, Carrie K also won the Best Collaboration of the Year prize for its Beauty and the Beast Collection in partnership with Disney.

Ms Kan, the founder of pro-local designers retail initiative Keepers, also received the Champion for Creatives and Designers Award for contributing to the industry with events such as Multiply: A Majestic Playground, in which more than 50 artists produced works at the New Majestic Hotel just before its closure.

A total of 13 awards were given out in three areas: Design, in which local designers are honoured; Marketing, which recognises the popularity and prominence of brands; and Contributor, in which make-up artists, photographers and stylists are celebrated.

In the Design category, the Designer of the Year Award (Fashion) was won by Ms Chelsea Scott-Blackhall of four-year-old streetwear label Dzojchen. She beat Aijek's Ms Danelle Woo and Nuboaix's Ms Jessica Lee and Mr Yong Siyuan.

In the Marketing category, menswear label Benjamin Barker garnered the Best Marketing Award. And the Top 3 Most Popular Brands of the Year, determined by public voting, remained the same as last year: Love, Bonito; By Invite Only; and Beyond the Vines.

The event, organised by the Textile and Fashion Federation, was attended by more than 360 guests, including guest of honour Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry.

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