The Inaugural Makanaka Fashion Show will be held this weekend at the Sam Levy Village, Harare with the aim to showcase Zimbabwe’s beauty and elegance to the world.
The event will be hosted by radio presenter Samantha “MisRed” Musa, who will be making her debut fashion show presentation.
Organisers of the show, Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation said the event will usher in a new perspective on how Zimbabwe is viewed in the showbiz industry and underscored that they aim to celebrate the country’s uniqueness.
“Our theme DayDream pushes a bold perspective of art and fashion, this is represented by the bright woven accents and bold abstract designs illustrating our endeavour to step out of the old traditional description of culture and to step into a new meaning and understanding of what Africa means to individuals in the 21st century,” said JCMC in a statement.
Exhibitors will include young and established designers such as Fungai Muzoroza, Danayi Madondo, The Big Locomotive, Venon and Amon who will be bringing a Chinese interpretation of Zimbabwe and Africa to the runway.
Other notable highlights of the evening shall be the intersection of music and fashion which will see Tamy Moyo, Nyasha David, Mwenje Mathole and Mimi gracing the runway with song.
JCMC Managing Director Tinashe Kitchen said, “We are more than ready to give a memorable Fashion Show and production to Zimbabweans as we remind them that they are beautiful as well as mark a new era in the fashion business. We are not going to stop here, we want to see Zimbabwean fashion on global runways and we won‟t stop till that is a reality.”
The event will be streaming live on ZBC and on other online platforms for those who cannot attend physically.