Taking place from the 23rd to the 26th of May at, Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown Soweto, Soweto S/13 Fashion Week will bring visitors some of Soweto’s hidden talent; designers with creations that are of international standards and edgy. From Las Vegas USA and Switzerland buyers representatives come to scout for new creations.
The show will feature a ‘surprise’ opening ceremony, over 30 designers throughout the four days and end on a high as a couple designers will walk away with garments in international stores One truth holds for most of the designers; the South African fashion industry is tough to crack with minimal resources. Most of these designers have had to do with minimal equipment and an almost zero budgets in the hope of growing internationally one day. Educating one-self further whilst trying to make money with a career that requires a lot of hand-hours is hard as well. Support for these designers is a definite necessity for all the designers.
Support has come through from different people for these designers. InScape Design has chosen to give away another half bursary worth R11 500 to one of the designers for a Design and Construction course. Also Gauteng growth development agency.