Harare is set to become a vibrant new scene for contemporary African fashion taking place on Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2018. The theme for this year’s Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2018 is #TheREBIRTH – representing life, eternity and continuity. As we breathe new life, we are born again to new beginnings and a new revival.
After a two year interruption, Priscilla Chigariro together with Zimbabwe Fashion Week Trust and The Sp_ce Harare is bringing back the one and only Zimbabwe Fashion Week.
Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2018 will again feature top local and continental designers, excellent entertainment, as well as workshops and development opportunities for all industry participants, including the clothing manufacturers and retail buyers.
Priscilla Chigariro who launched ZFW in 2009 and ran it until 2015, decided to withdraw from the project in 2016 to concentrate on her family and other pursuits.
In 2017 Priscilla launched Africa Art Fashion Food Festival in Moscow, Russia and established a credible international platform for African designers, artists and entertainers. She also launched a world-class fashion boutique in Harare, which now enables serious prêt-à-porter designers to access significant market.
She has decided to return to ZFW for the same reason she has originally launched it — for fashion to be a part of our country’s re-birth, made even more meaningful by the recent developments.
Priscilla Chigariro says: “We believe that Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2018 has invited the best creatives and producers from Africa, where art, fashion, coupled with amazing food and innovative service from The Sp_ce, will offer an authentic culture exchange, something special and intriguing for our guests”
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General admission tickets @ $15 BUY NOW
Student tickets @ $10 (students to provide student cards)
|Time||Wednesday 29 Aug||Thursday 30 Aug||Friday 31 Aug||Saturday 1st Sep|
|17:00||Zanorashe, Tatenda Chidzidzi /Moi Amara, Jenika Shah|
|18:00||Guest Designer FreeMan by Mickey||Chiedza Kambasha Collection||Tapfumanei Munenge|
|19:00||ZFW 2018 OPENING COCKTAIL||Chenna Nenni – Brian Motsi / Sithabile Tazibona||Leverange – Thobekile Zondo/ Gutu Tich – Simba||Maison du Style – Lorraine Taylor|
|20:00||Magreth Silas/ Valeria Paradzai||Maria Coomer/ Reen Zara Mehreen Kamal||Maison de Rouge – Tadiwa Chimbodza|
|21:00||Ordeal Dube / Vongai Murambiwa||Ankara By Ane – Anesu Madamombe / LookAlive -Panashe Chingosho / Nehanda & Co Apparel – Richard Sabawo||House of Hohwa – Kuda Matiza / Amour Bespoke – Phillip Marufu|
|22:00||Le Couture – Selina Banhu / Nyadzai Sibanda||Galleria – Ubaid R. Khan||Guest Designer Evelyn Lambert|
YOUNG DESIGNER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
|Time||Thursday 30 Aug||Friday 31 Aug||Saturday 1st Sep|
|10am||Starting a Fashion Brand: BE BOLD||The Digital World of Fashion, Photography & Film||Young leaders who have a strong vision for the future & the ability to create it|
|Mentor: Antoinette Marie (Fashion Designer | ZIM)||Mentor: Sitha Kentane (ELLE MAGAZINE | S.A)||Mentor: Asanda Sizani (Editor-in-Chief GLAMOUR MAGAZINE | S.A)|
|13pm||Trend Alert! Going GREEN – sustainable fashion||Innovative Fashion Collection with social attitude||Photography as a form of Utopia – challenging our perspectives|
|Mentor: Walter Ruprecht (Sustainable Development Expert | ZIM)||Mentor: Evelyn Lambert (FashionDesigner | USA/ZIM)||Louis Philippe de Gagoue: (Photographer, Stylist, Art Director. IVORY COAST | CAMEROON)|
ZIMBABWE FASHION WEEK 2018 (buy online tickets)
DATE : 29 AUG – 1 SEP 2018
VENUE : The Sp_ce Harare, 3 Tyward Close, Ballantyne Park, Harare
Makhotso Simone • Communication Manager • ZFW2018