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#instaHOS @hausofstone peplum custom fabric
Love it so much (at home)
Sep 2, 2014

#instaHOS @hausofstone peplum custom fabric
Love it so much (at home)

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)
Aug 19, 2014

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)

Aug 19, 2014 / 1 note

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

fcmarket

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,

What is the FASHION COLLECTIVE MARKET about?, and how often is the event going to take place?

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.

Who are the NGOSIKADZI brains behind FCM?

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.

BRAINS behind FCM, collaborative effort from designers Rudo (LEFT) and Danayi (RIGHT). These Ngosikadzis ROCK

BRAINS behind FCM, collaborative effort from designers Rudo (LEFT) and Danayi (RIGHT). These Ngosikadzis ROCK

So this FCM, was inspired by WHAT exactly to get it going?

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.

What is the program like, what can we expect to be happening at the event?

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.

What is the most exciting part attendees can expect?

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.

In terms of budgeting, how much will the clothes and accessories range?

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.

The Designer Line-up so far is looking like….

Haus of Stone, NDNM, Ska Sebata and Tatusi to mention but a few.

Diarise The Dates and Time NOW

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.

xoxox

Robz

THE 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 

#NgosiGirlsROCK
#MadeInZimbabwe 
#AfricanPrintDresses 
#AfricanFashion 
#ZimbabweFashion
Aug 8, 2014

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

#NgosiGirlsROCK
#MadeInZimbabwe
#AfricanPrintDresses
#AfricanFashion
#ZimbabweFashion

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Aug 7, 2014 / 2,260 notes

Love bey

Aug 5, 2014 / 1 note

Shopaholic Series: ‘Financial Savviness’ as a Shopaholic

Shopaholic Series: ‘Financial Savviness’ as a Shopaholic

African Print Dresses Custom Made

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,…

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Payday is far..but already budgeting for work wardrobe
How about a @ms_demoyo dress design in my khanga floral fabric?
Jul 28, 2014

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
Jul 28, 2014

@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)
Jul 27, 2014

Amazed already on the streets #TheSundayMail Zimbabwe ♡♡♡

Amazing content this week.. (at Marlborough, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe)

Jul 19, 2014

ONLINE SHOPPING: Confessions of a Shopaholic

ONLINE SHOPPING: Confessions of a Shopaholic

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

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…

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Jul 18, 2014

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Where do YOU shop?

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Where do YOU shop?

Where Do YOU Shop in your country?
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, 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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Jul 12, 2014

New ONLINE SHOP “ChicStreet” in #Zimbabwe

New ONLINE SHOP “ChicStreet” in #Zimbabwe

Harare – The African fabric fashion wave is not going anywhere, one can say ZUVVA by Joyce Chimanye made the African Print trend go mainstream couture, although the NOLLYWOOD boom did make the attire a personal favourite.

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…

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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.
Jul 5, 2014 / 1 note

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.
Jul 5, 2014 / 1 note

#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)
Jun 30, 2014

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)