African Fashion Week designers race against time

A LOCAL agency is racing against time to raise nearly $2 000 to send three top designers to this year’s African Fashion Week edition in Toronto, Canada.

NONHLANHLA SIBANDA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Last week on Wednesday Hunnar Management Agency hosted a fundraising event featuring Harare singer Tariro neGitare in which about $700 was raised courtesy of locals who attended the mid-week show in where Tariro put up a scintillating performance.

Gilmore Moyo of Hunnar Management Agency, who is working alongside local socialite Mbo Mahocs, said they were battling to raise an outstanding $1 750 to cover all the expense for the three designers invited for the African Fashion Week in Toronto.

“Initially we needed over $5 000 to send the three designers to the fashion week. The designers together with Hunnar Management Agency managed to come up with half of the money before the #120 fashion fundraiser initiative,” he said.

“We are pushing hard and believe that eventually we will get there. We are happy to have the mayor of Bulawayo who has been our pillar of support throughout.

“We thank all the various stakeholders and the people of Bulawayo who have contributed to this cause. We also invite more people to donate $1.”

The designers are Sidumiso Tshuma of Shadow, Nkululeko Ncube of Rebelious Klothing and Sheenah Moyo of the label BlinQ.

They are scheduled to leave for Toronto on August 3.

Hunnar Management has in the past facilitated international trips for Tariro Ruzvidzo for a trip to the Les Acousti’Coeur Festival, an event on Orientations and Strategies for the Employment of the Young in Africa.

Ruzvidzo was the first Zimbabwean musician to grace the event and shared a session with Baaba Maal an internationally-acclaimed Senegalese singer and guitarist during the festival, held from June 4-6 2014.

It has also facilitated for Bulawayo poetry genius Njabulo Moyo and Tshuma of Shadow to attend the South African DHL Tomorrow’s Leaders convention held on the March 28 this year.

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