Young designers display skills at Annual Charitable Couture Fashion Show

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Tumelo Waga Dibakwane

THE third Annual Charitable Couture Fashion Show took place in Nelspruit last week.

The show saw 13 of Mpumalanga’s young designers showcasing their clothing brands while local make-up artists were given a chance to display their talents.

According to the organiser, Eulender Nani, the event was better attended than those held in the past.

“It felt so good to have many designers showcasing their clothing brands. It shows that our province is capable of anything, and I believe that if our designers and artists can get a platform, they always surprise us,” said Nani.

Among designers who took part in this year’s show were local top designers such as Ntsako Mahlaule and Venetia Mnisi-Venezuka, who were showcasing their latest designs on stage.

Sakhile Mkhonta displayed a combination of traditional and modern designs, while local make-up artist Lindiwe Mnisi, Pretty Angie Xavier and others also made their mark.

Pastor Cool and Manyula, the owner of Vukagazi Brand, gave a great performance by showcasing his stunning private collection.

One of the designers, Ntsako Mahlaule from Newington in Bushbuckridge, told NEWSHORN that the show opened her eyes (and doors) because she has been doing fashion in the rural areas for some time, but now she is about to do things differently.

“The show also has put my brand on the map and also helped me to network with other designers and exchange ideas on how to grow in the business.

“I believe that people of Mpumalanga will consider local designers when they want to dress for any event,” she said.