Soweto Fashion Week (SFW) and sponsors look forward to another exciting autumn/winter season showcase. The phenomenal communal uplifting fashion week is scheduled to start on 25 to 28 May 2016; Soweto Fashion Week will present the AW17 collections from existing and upcoming young talented designers.
Soweto Fashion Week aims to develop and empower young fashion designers, and they continue to uplift young talent. GQ magazine held a menswear competition and fashion showcase in April 2016. Four of the finalists were Soweto Fashion Week designers, namely Kasified, Zama Swazi, Macgale and Flyod Avenue winning the overall competition.
Other designer(s) achievements include designers owning their own flagship stores in Johannesburg and surrounding areas and partnering with brands through fashion. SFW beloved designers, Déjà vu by Funeka boast two stores in Johannesburg and Benoni; Limba by Mbali Nene has three stores in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Sandton and an online store. Macgale has partnered with Oreo for their 2016 design campaign, called “Open Up With Oreo”. It is with no doubt that Soweto Fashion Week creates a platform for young designers willing to put in the work and succeed.
The aim for the event is to always develop, uplift and empower young upcoming fashion creatives, designers, models, upcoming artists and brands respectively. In this season Soweto Fashion Week partners with a newly developed alcohol spirit from Soweto, VTK Vodka as their new beverage sponsor. The first black owned local alcohol spirit brewed in the heart of Soweto.
The SFW-AW17 Collection showcase will take place from Thursday, 26 to Saturday, 28 May 2016; with a pre-launch party celebrating the young talent on 25 May 2016 at the Soweto Theatre, in the heart of Soweto, Jabulani.
Tickets are available at www.computicket.com, Shoprite Checkers nationwide as well as www.sowetofashionweek.com for R80 per person per day.