Friday, October 31, 2014

Zambia Fashion Week 2014: Day Two!

Behind The Scenes: #zedfw2014 Director, Karen Nakawala, poses for our camera on Day Two of Fashion Week. We're loving that Chitenge Maxi and neck piece!

On Day Two of #zedfw2014, (l to r) Lady of MaFashio, Kii; Designer, Towani Clarke; Karen Nakawala; Mu Mudenda of Vala; and Entrepreneur & Zambia Fashion Council Chaiperson, Angelika Huwiler. 

Behind The Scenes: Models on Day Two of #zedfw2014

Behind The Scenes: TV Presenter, Youth Activist, the lovely, Lulu Haangala.

Behind The Scenes: Lady of MaFashio, Kii poses with Deborah Chuma of DebbieChu, and the face of DebbieChu, Nandi Ngwenya.

Behind The Scenes: Lady of MaFashio,Kahyi, poses with Designer, Deborah Chuma.

Behind the Scenes: DebbieChu Brand Ambassador, Nandi.

On The Red Carpet: We love her Statement Chitenge neck piece and Chitenge clutch.

On The Red Carpet: Mubiana, PR Manager of Zambia's leading e-commerce company, Kaymu. 

On The Red Carpet: We absolute love how she styled her hair. Representing ZedHair, Masuka M..

On The Red Carpet: Designer, Nektaria Donta.

On The Red Carpet: Zimbabwean Designer, Annie Maliki.

On The Red Carpet: We love this Chitenge Maxi (clashing prints with those lovely heels).

On The Red Carpet: Animal Print and Nude.

On The Red Carpet: The designers of Uzangi.

Behind The Scenes: Nancy Handabile in Kasslita Designs.

Behind The Scenes: Nancy Handabile shows off her Kasslita Designs Dress.

On The Red Carpet: Polka Dots and Vogue (clutch).

On The Red Carpet: We're loving this little Vogue clutch.

Behind The Scenes: Ms. Barnes, Designer at Uzangi relaxes.

On The Red Carpet: Mojo Media Musician, Shadrock.

On The Red Carpet: We love this look, and especially love the matching Chitenge shoe-laces.

On The Red Carrpet: Lady of MaFashio, Kahyi.

On The Red Carpet: (l to r) Mwanabibi Sikamo of ZedHair; Towani Clarke of Kutowa; Masuka M. of ZedHair; and official #zedfw2014 MC, Nancy Handabile 

On The Red Carpet: Blogger, Martha Chilongoshi.

Behind The Scenes: IMAN handle Make-Up on Day Two.

Behind The Scenes: A model practices her catwalk.

Behind The Scenes: A model touches up.

Behind The Scenes: Designer, Melanie Chriwa.

                                            And Then, It Was Time For The Show...

                          First to Showcase was Vonneta Simpamba of VO by Vonneta.

Next it was Patricia Mulenga of BWALI Designs, with accessories by FreeWoman Jewellery. An up and coming designer, she was awarded Zambia's Emerging Designer Award in 2013.

The third designer to Showcase was Chisenga Chibale of Chic Fashions. Below are a few pieces from this up and coming designer.

Next was Anette Kaumba, a Fashion Design graduate from the University of Johannesburg, and new to the Zambia Fashion Week Runway. We were positively taken by her wedding gowns.

Natasha Mwaba of Amplified Designs Zambia, unveiled a collection rich in bold-coloured chitenges.

Then it was Tumbo Kasanga's Afro Retro Fashion label, a collection we were glad to see embraced the fashion forward man. Notice the baby blue suit? Love!

Next, Tandiwe Tembo of Isa, We loved the Chitenge over the grey stone-wash dress and Zambian Flag colours over the red gown.

It was then time for a dose of the adorable with Charity Nyirongo's Mo'Creations and Couture Kids Line. It was characterised by skater dresses and playful colours.

During the Evening of Day Two, Designers that had taken the Zamtel Challenge, showcased their creations made from the official Zamtel fabric.

Kasonde Nkole, of Kasslita Designs, who was later announced as challenge winner.

Misodzi Tembo walks her model down the runway.

Elizabeth Mwanza of WAMA.

Leeman of Vitenge Ma Boys.

Yvonne Katongo of Yves Designs.

Chisenga Chibale of Chic Fashions.

Mwanje Mukalasha of Mo'Creations and Couture.

Tandiwe Tembo of ISA.

Melanie Chirwa of Melz.

Following the  Challenge, Phelile of Veronica N. unveiled a vibrant and feminine collection aptly named 'NEON FUSION'.

Showcasing for the first time, all the way from the United Kingdom was Miniver Bwalya-Oliver of MNBO Intoluyane an accessories brand. She has previously showcased at the prestigious Africa Fashion Week London.

Also gracing the Zambia Fashion Week runway was Zimbabwean born designer, Annie Enelesi Maliki of Litso. A largely monochrome  collection, we loved the flow of the pieces.

It was then Mwangala Luhila of Eccentric Couture House, with a collection fit for the woman that loves glamour and is not afraid to make a statement.

The third-last designer of Day Two was Melanie Chirwa of MELZ, with a collection called Fusion. She took part in Zambia Fashion Week 2013 as an emerging designer.

It was then Deborah Chuma, of DebbieChu. We enjoyed her collection profusely. Inspired by the Past (the very distant past), this collection made us want to be a part of a fashion renaissance of our own. Loved It!

The final designers of the night were Uzangi, with a truly afrocentric collection. (We loved the clashing Chitenge prints.)

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