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Designers have also upped their game because they can see that we are not playing

IT WAS all glitz and glamour recently at The Venue@ Hemingways for the second annual East London Fashion Walk.
This year’s theme was “Black Tie and fashionistas”, and the cold and wet weather did not deter the public from coming out to support it.

And the audience were dressed to the nines too, cheering the models on as they strutted their stuff.

TOP DRAWER: The East London Fashion Walk saw some of the province’s best local designers showing their creations on September 10Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI
TOP DRAWER: The East London Fashion Walk saw some of the province’s best local designers showing their creations on September 10Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI

Ten designers exhibited their work, including Archieald Monyepao, who could not attend last year’s event due to other commitments but was thrilled to be involved this year.

“I was very humbled by the support shown for the fashion by people on the night.

“I was also glad to have had an opportunity to share my knowledge with other people,” he said.

The designers were strictly from the Eastern Cape and selected through an application and elimination process.

Organiser and founder, Siyanda Nela, said this year’s event was much more successful than last year’s and he was thankful to the sponsors for this.

“Last year, I paid everything from my own pocket but this year was different.

“Designers have also upped their game because they can see that we are not playing,” Nela said.

The event was sponsored by Jameson Select Reserve and Buffalo City Metro’s Local Economic Development department.

Nela said they would have liked to hold a fashion week, but were unable to due to finances.

“Next year we are going better; we learn each time,” he said.

 

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