Budding designers will have a chance to showcase their winter designs at this year’s edition of Fashion Without Borders (FWB), billed for Liban this weekend. The fashion show, considered one of the most popular in Africa, is expected to thrill local fashionistas and give upcoming designers a platform to showcase their work.
The organisor of the show, Serge Kabisoso said FWB is a fashion and lifestyle movement that is meant to give young and upcoming designers a chance to make it big in the fashion industry.
“FWB started in South Africa and now has now spread to other African countries. This show showcases and uplifts Africa’s young and upcoming fashion designers and models, who display a rare talent and a great eye for the latest fashion trends,” he said.
He added that FWB is a progressive event that features daring designers who are always willing to go the extra mile to produce earth shattering and trend setting designs.
“Fashion is very dynamic and a good designer is always up to date with what the people love. We are looking for designers who are not afraid to take risks,” he said.
Kabisoso added that image is everything and the way one dresses says a lot about their personality.
“FWB is about new talent. This way we catapult unknown designers into the limelight and test them to see how far they are willing to go to perfect their craft,” he said.
He further explained that most of the designers at FWB are from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout Africa. This year’s FWB will feature designers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria and Botswana. The four designers who will be representing Botswana are Chilumela Lame, June Bug, Nomacy Nomathemba, Alis and Theresa Jones and Boitumelo Seboko.
“Though they are not yet famous these guys are very good at what they do,” said Kabisoso.
The panel of judges at the show will comprise of well known individuals who have carved a name for themselves in their different career paths, among them fashion designer Mothusi Lesolle, former Miss Botswana Karabo as well as Oyama Dyosiba, who was featured in SA’s GQ magazine as the best dressed male in 2014.
“The judges were carefully chosen based on their knowledge of fashion trends. Their main task will be to select the best designer,” he said.
Kabisoso promised that FWB will be a mind blowing fashion show that will be remembered in years to come.
“This is a show that brings Africans together. Each designer will display a bit of influence from their respective countries in their designs,” he said.
The winner of the fashion show will get a chance to showcase his/her products at the next FWB Vaal which will be held in South Africa and Namibia.