Articles tagged 'fashion'

Robert Mugabe Jnr's clothing line expands 25 February 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's son Tinotenda Robert Junior, who has traded the basketball court to join the lucrative fashion industry, says his parents do not want him to have it easy in his new line of business and that he has to learn all the ropes within the industry. The 26-yea...
Zim fashion designer launches new collection in UK 3 October 2017 HARARE - United Kingdom-based designer Yvonne Gambe Ndava, who was crowned the Best Fashion Designer in the North West of England last year, has launched her 2017 Bow collection. The Zimbabwe-born designer, whose label is called Yvonne Yvette (YY), told the Daily News that her just-released co...
Chiyangwa launches fashion label 28 August 2017 HARARE - Businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has launched his own fashion label with a collection of round neck and golf T-shirts, shirts, college jackets, hoodies, sneakers, caps and kids wear. The Native Investments Africa Group (Niag) founder’s Apa Hauna Cash range features casual clothes designe...
Zim designer gets recognition 3 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean designer Farai Simoyi, who has previously worked with pop star Beyonce and hip-hop artiste Nicki Minaj, is one of two Zimbabweans that have been included in a just-released list of 100 top women in the world.                                           The list, compiled by t...
Byo fashion designers donate to charity 13 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Organisers of the Bulawayo Fashion Premier Show held last month handed over the proceeds to selected beneficiaries in the City of Kings on Wednesday. Spokesperson for the event Nomsa Ncube presented school fees and other necessities to students from King George VI Centre, Sizo Zimba...
Model Mkwebu inspired by art 17 March 2017 BULAWAYO - When one talks about modeling and fashion in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, the name Lungani Mkwebu comes up often. The 25 year old male model has featured prominently at fashion and modeling events held in Bulawayo in recent years. Mkwebu told the Daily News on Sunday that his ...
Fashion design is for the thick-skinned 9 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Prominent fashion designer Yvette Marguax Ndaba, 37, says only resilient and relevant fashion designers can make it in Zimbabwe's challenging economic environment. The award-winning designer conceded in an interview with the  Daily News on Sunday that she has come close to throwing ...
Moyo to represent Zim at global fashion showcase 4 February 2017 HARARE - Tafadzwa Moyo, the founder of the Kiddhunta Clothing Label, has been selected to be the first ever Zimbabwean designer to take part in the prestigious International Fashion Showcase (IFS). Moyo landed the historic chance to feature in (IFS) 2017, set for Somerset House in London from ...
Autistic son inspired fashion designer 5 September 2016 HARARE - Tsitsi Fred, who is well known for her signature artisanal knits, emerged as the top designer at the recent Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase (ZFS) which took place in Birmingham in July this year. The Zimbabwe-born designer’s label called Tsitsi Fred Knitwear was voted the best from a compet...
Zim's Ara Kani to showcase in SA 9 June 2016 HARARE - Ara Kani, a Zimbabwean brand by Nkululeko Ncube will be among 50 dynamic designers’ collections that will be presented over four days at the South African Menswear Weekclass  (SAMW) show next month. Celebrated by the media, industry and designers as Africa’s most credible and leading ...
I have a strong voice: Gilmore Tee 6 June 2016 BULAWAYO - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi spoke to Bulawayo socialite Gilmore Tee Moyo. Q: Who is Gilmore Tee Moyo? A: I am a social entrepreneur, curator, host, arts facilitator, public relations consultant and global citizen who has a strong passion for sustainable development, h...
Zim fashion designer charms Hollywood 17 April 2016 HARARE - When record-breaking Zimbabwean fashion designer Adel Kaseke uploaded a picture of herself wearing a dress she had just made on Instagram last October, she didn't realise she had conjured up an ascent into cash-rich Hollywood. No sooner had the United Kingdom based Kaseke posted the p...
Award-winner unpacks Zim fashion industry 27 March 2016 HARARE - Two-time Zimbabwe Fashion Week (ZFW) Blogger of the Year Ameera Murad Ameer says the country's budding fashion industry is ready for a big take-off despite the challenges it faces. Ameer, whose blog, Kicking it with Mimi won two consecutive awards from 2014, attributes the renewed ener...
Zim art impresses Spanish fashion designer 4 February 2016 HARARE - Internationally-acclaimed Spanish fashion designer Manuel Sernagez is in the country for the first time to scout and promote local talent courtesy of ministry of Tourism. Sernagez visited the country as part of his tour of Africa and on Tuesday he was hosted by sculptor Dominic Benhur...
Global fashion brand dresses Zim television host 16 November 2015 HARARE- Harare-born Shaleen “Ms Shally” Nullens is among 20 South-Africa-based fashionistas and style icons dressed by global fashion brand H&M to celebrate the recent opening of their first store in Johannesburg. Ms Shally with top South African model Lee-Anne Leibenberg. Ms Shally has...
Unpacking fashion design 5 October 2015 HARARE - “Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place.” Taking the above definition into consideration we believe that a fa...
From clothes poverty to fashion poverty 29 September 2015 LONDON - During my visit to Zimbabwe last year, I went on a fact-finding mission of the clothing industry for the purposes of researching for my dissertation. The obvious first port of call was the unavoidable second hand clothing markets, “mupedzanhamo” or “kotamai boutiques”. What was mind-b...
What is African attire? 21 August 2015 LONDON - “African Attire” or African fashion are the two terms often used to describe the clothes of Africa. As an African British now living in the UK, I have been trying to understand what that means to Africans. In the African Diaspora communities “African Attire” is the buzz word, the very...
The Fashion Market is back 19 June 2015 HARARE - Fashion lovers it’s that time again! The Fashion Market is back on June 27 at Honeybear Guestlodge in Harare. This year's edition, a collaboration with Model Management International, will bring to you a winter Wonderland-themed event as well as a Fashion show called ‘Diversity’ that ...
Welcome to the fashion revolution 15 May 2015 HARARE - A year and a half later I have to say goodbye to 263 Voices. This column has been my home, my place to rant, my comfort and freedom. I regret having to leave, however, I feel that it is time that someone fresh and relevant takes over. I am very confident with the choice that I have...
Designer lives her dream 5 October 2014 HARARE - Nompumelo Marilyn Samambgwa, (MS) a top local designer eats, breathes and lives fashion. The Daily News on Sunday Entertainment Writer Sharon Muguwu (SM) spoke to the talented 26-year-old who recently showcased her designs at the just-ended Zimbabwe Fashion Week which include swimwear...
Midi skirt, best fashion statement ever 23 August 2014 LONDON - Memory Mbewe, whose blog Fashion diary of a chic wife has become popular among Zimbabwean women, recently used this column to explain why women must not “downgrade'' fashion-wise once they get married. In this instalment, Mbewe gives us an insight into how to make fashion choices by u...
How to look good effortlessly 2 July 2014 LONDON - The fashion week season is almost upon us. For many it can be a dilemma! Fear not because our Style Panel is here to show you some key pieces that can help you pull off that desired look. Fashion weeks give you the opportunity to let go of what the trends are saying and just be you. Over...
Be the change you want to see 15 June 2014 LONDON - Be the change you want to seeI always feel a bit narcissistic when I am to about to write about myself — a long time battle I have with the powers that be at the Daily News. There is something about “Self”, that can lead you to a road of self-glorification. The way I see it — if I ...
Daily News columnist up for award 22 April 2014 HARARE - Daily News columnist Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawiri has been nominated by the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards (Ziwa) in the Fashion Designer of the Year category. The United Kingdom-based Samasuwo-Nyawiri, who was the first African to be nominated for the prestigious Vogue and Muuse Ta...