TODAY FELT LIKE A MILLION BUCKS..no flue can bring HER down. Okay maybe just a little. I’m just happy for no real reason.
#Braids Expression #30 in twists
#Dress ZARA winter 2012
#lippie Ruby Woo by MAC (at Fife Avenue)
Be Proudly Zimbabwean and Wear LOCAL
HARARE – So recently there has been all this TWITTER banter between Event organizers and Zimbabwean Fashion designers. Pointing the fingers at each other, the media, the customers, buyers and whatever else,
Given all this “Much a-tweet about nothing”, some NGOSIKADZIs in their own right, Zimbabwe based Fashion Designers, Danayi Chapfika and Rudo Nondo decided to make a valid contribution to the industry by taking matters into their own hands,
If you can’t get people to do it right, do it RIGHT for yourself!
So they started this event called Fashion Collective Market
Now because I did not know much about the event, I spoke to the brains behind this amazing initiative, so I asked them some questions,
The FCM is a collaborative project between Danayi Chapfika and Rudo Nondo, in partnership with Praise Gono, owner of The Palm Estate.
The Fashion Collective Market is a Proudly Zimbabwean event celebrating local up and coming and independent fashion design talent in Zimbabwe.
Selling everything fashion related across menswear, women’s apparel to accessories. FCM is a place where designers can come together in one space to promote and sell their goods to the local market.
This event not only promotes local design, but also provides the public with a space where they can easily access all the best local fashion design Zimbabwe has to offer.
The market will take place four times a year during the peak fashion seasons and anyone and everyone that has an interest in local fashion is invited to come.
Danayi Chapfika head creative designer at Haus of Stone, Danayi believes in ethical fashion and fashion that changes lives,
and Rudo Nondo creative designer at ANAIA, Rudo is passionate about the local fashion industry and is keen to see designers develop and get their products on the world map.
The FCM stemmed from a mutual desire to see the fashion industry in Zimbabwe grow, and as designers ourselves we understand the Zimbabwean designer’s plight.
We realized that there was a serious need for emerging and established designers to have a financially viable space in which they can come and not only liaise with peers but sell goods to the public.
It is purely a fashion market with food and drink stalls starting at 11am and ending at 5.30pm. We want people to come and buy clothes, interact with designers and have a good time.
It will take fashion from the ramp and turn it into a viable business. More often than not we concentrate on the glitz and glam of fashion and not the business of fashion. We want people to interact with designers and designers clothes.
The clothes will range from $20 to $200 and accessories from $5 to $25. Customers can expect an array of locally designed and manufactured clothing as well as accessories, good music, good food, great company and an amazing vibe. To sum it up cool clothes, cool designers and cooler fashion.
Haus of Stone, NDNM, Ska Sebata and Tatusi to mention but a few.
Event: Fashion Collective Market
Date: 28 SEPTEMBER 2014
Times: 11 am to 5.30 pm
Cover: $5 Entrance, and $5 OFF your first purchase
Where: Palm Estate, 16a Stonechat Lane in Borrowdale HARARE
Otherwise so far, this is what I know, if you need more info on it, feel free to ask and comment, FCM has joined the FASHION tab on the home page.
RobzTHE Business of Fashion in Zimbabwe, Fashion Collective Market @fcmarketzim Be Proudly Zimbabwean and Wear LOCAL HARARE - So recently there has been all this TWITTER banter between Event organizers and Zimbabwean Fashion designers.
Fabulous Ngosikadzi @tendaitoscie styled in African Print Dress, by @iamngosikadzi with tights headwrap and a blazer and accessories from her own wardrobe Paisley tent dress
HARARE – Seeing as though the likes of Rebecca Bloomwood, a financial writer with a shopping problem, inspired me to go into this media/journalism career. It has to be clear, it’s not a very financially abundant paying job.
The rewards are mostly non-monetary, but you cannot buy Nine West shoes with PASSION
I live and work in Zimbabwe, and just in case you haven’t read the news about Zimbabwe,…
Payday is far..but already budgeting for work wardrobe
How about a @ms_demoyo dress design in my khanga floral fabric?
@Ms_DeMOYO favourite. …another favourite dress from the Zimbabwean designer
Amazed already on the streets #TheSundayMail Zimbabwe ♡♡♡
Amazing content this week.. (at Marlborough, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe)
HARARE – It’s a Saturday and shops close early on the weekends in Zimbabwe. So there is an issue here in my town, no mega malls and WESTGATE mall is no longer the hub of retail economic activity.
Ms. Robin Chaibva
So, the typical response elsewhere in the world is ONLINE SHOPPING, technocrats believe technology will..” change the world, make it a better place”.
But, in Zimbabwe it has not caught…
HARARE – So like…I have a major confession. A book had me convinced that journalism was my career choice. I never obsessed over Carrie from Sex in The City, but my influence was the charming Becky from Confessions of a Shopaholic,
Rebecca Bloomwood – character in the Confessions of a Shopaholic book series
It got me thinking, if perhaps I caught on the bug from the 2009 movie, having moved back…
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This is why it comes to no surprise that a company, Private Numberhas started selling custom clothing for Zimbabwean women, meet CHIC STREET. I first heard about it from an…
Love this publication #DivasIncZimbabwe by Jo and her team.
Love it so much. Being a part of this magazine is living proof on how awesome I really am as an upcoming media mogul.
Yes yes yes!
I said it damnit…lemme say this world ain’t seen Naything yet.
#RobinChaibva for #DivasIncZimbabwe style assistant. ..Fourth person along the credits ..say whaaaaaat
Totally showing off how I started with a mere blog Concrete Jungle Fashion to being in a local magazine.
Each Shoe has a story…how so ever did I start treating them bad that theynhad accumulated so much dust. (at Marlborough, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe)
HARARE – Totally love this label I found on Instagram this morning, it embraces both plus size and straight size women. Unlike other designers that punish women of bigger sizes with bigger prices, Nikamuli is all about loving whichever shape and form you come in. Yes I am done with designers saying all sorts and charging different for bigger women. I have been told my body is irregular, I have been advised to “workout”, to fit into a dress or clothing….[not gonna happen for a while though people].
I care about this equal rights for curvy and skinny women in clothing because I for one am in the middle of a fat chick and a medium size chick. I am kinda chubby, not plus size and not sample size. No diet is going to make me try make me lose my mid section. I GOT WORK!!! I do not have extra time to be going on some gyming personal trainer get thin now diet to lose weight unless I change my mindset and love myself regardless.
In fact, I started this blog to deal with the big butt I struggle to get into my jumpsuit and jeans on the daily,
It’s become a bit bad, I even look at overweight guys and think “HE CUTE THOUGH”, yes, can we give people a break. If you going to work and got your mind on your money and your money on your mind. Lose the weight slowly, try to be healthy, but there is no reason AT ALL, to lose your sense of fashion because you above sample size.
Here’s Nakimuli’s gorgeous lookbook, I love the cutout swimsuit as well.
Clothing, both the classical and the innovative, is fueled by imagination. Nakimuli Inc aims to go beyond the traditions of women’s fashion and explore more of the imagination, what could be rather than what should be. The world we live in often dictates what we should wear and creates millions of it. We at Nakimuli want to create a fashion revolution: replace the cookie cutter model with one that embraces individuality, comfort, and fun. Become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.
The Little Lady Behind It All
Owner + designer Tennille McMillan established Nakimuli Inc in 2009. Tennille’s first love is modern dance, which may explain her love for jersey fabrics. Growing up in the hoods of Bushwick and East New York, Brooklyn, Tennille always stood out as “the weird one” with her unique style of dress. But she used that to her advantage and began teaching herself how to sew after graduating from high school at age 16. Tennille developed her skills by making clothes for family members and costumes for fellow dance students at Hunter College. After graduating with a BA in dance, Tennille decided to pursue clothing design instead of dancing professionally. That is when Nakimuli began to take shape. Tennille still designs naKIMuli in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.
Keep It Real,
ROBIN#Equality: Whether Curvy or Skinny LOOK GOOD #NakimuliInc HARARE - Totally love this label I found on Instagram this morning, it embraces both plus size and straight size women.