fashion latest.jpgLocal fashion designers have hailed the ongoing Zimbabwe fashion week as a springboard which will enable them develop their talents and access new markets.

The designers say the fashion extravaganza is a much needed platform which has exposed them to international designers’ wealth of knowledge and a deeper understanding of the industry.

Speaking to ZBC News after showcasing their designs, Moline Katiyo of “Hande Babie” fashions, who specialises in African themed attires, and Terrance Chipembere of “A Tribe Called,” said the showcase has helped their visibility as well as growing their knowledge of the industry.

“The Zimbabwe Fashion Week has got me recognition which has helped me grow. International designers have a lot of support and have opened opportunities we did not know even existed,” said Moline Katiyo.

“This is what we have been lacking over the years; the interface with international designers and the exhibitions have given me a deeper understanding of what the industry is like internationally,” Terrance Chipembere said.

The 2nd edition of the Zimbabwe Fashion Week, which started on the 31st of August and ends on the 3rd of September is a platform for designers to interface while showcasing their designs to local and international buyers as well as fashion fanatics.

This year’s edition will see ten local designers battle it out for a scholarship to further pursue studies at Studio Five in South Africa.