KZN Designers ready to take on PURE London Fashion Week 2019
KZN Fashion Council designers are ready for UK’s most prestigious fashion trade event. The Department of Trade and Industry- Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) in partnership with the KZN Fashion Council (KZNFC) and South African Footwear and Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) has funded five KZN based designers to showcase their designs in the PURE London 2019 trade show event. PURE London is UK’s leading trade collective of fashion brands and buyers, uniting some of the most creative minds and inspirational collections in the industry, the trade show is scheduled to take place on the 21-23 July in Olympia London. For this trade show event, the funder created a selection criterion which entailed the following; designers were required to submit application forms with SSAS funding project aim at uplifting the emerging exporters, must have traded locally for at least 12 months, be a member of the KZN Fashion Council, have registered businesses and export numbers, the Department of Trade and Industry then made the final selections.
The designers who were selected are Eli Ball of Eli Ball in Africa (Pty) Ltd, Thobekile Mkhize of Mabotho Interior Design and Kwenzi Nkomo of Indoni Fashion House, Zama Gumede of Zaviar Fashion House and Shaun Majola of Nguni Shades. The designers a long with KZN Fashion Council’s Executive for Business Relations and Marketing, Neo Nomvete are expected to leave for London on Thursday, 18 July
The KZN Fashion Council and the partnering organisations are pleased to know that this funding project and opportunity for KZN designers has succeeded. As the drivers of fashion the Council’s core mission is to support and empower local designers through effectively organising and coordinating development programs for them within the fashion and design industry. The KZN Fashion Council was established to respond to the need for support in the fashion and design sector and would therefore like to encourage all KZN’s emerging, junior designers, established designers and SMME’s to sign up for membership. For more information regarding membership, please email email@example.com or contact 031 825 8569.