Ayanda’s fash­ion dud

CityPress - - The Good Guide - ED (DStv chan­nel 190) Mon­day, 6.55pm

There’s al­ways a seg­ment in life­style shows like Top Billing that takes us on a trip to meet a fash­ion guru like Gert-Jo­han Coetzee to have a chat about their ca­reer and the in­dus­try.

Now, the fash­ion gods over at ED are serv­ing up a 30minute show much like those beloved seg­ments.

The 13-part se­ries ti­tled Ayanda’s Fash­ion House premiered on Jan­uary 18 and fol­lows emerg­ing de­signer Ayanda Nh­lapo as she meets guests who are try­ing to break into spe­cific parts of the fash­ion world.

The show feels orig­i­nal, fea­tures a stel­lar panel of the in­dus­try’s usual sus­pects (in­clud­ing Dion Chang and Trevor Stu­ur­man), and is cer­tainly not based on the look and feel of street­cul­ture mag­a­zines like The Lake and all those other gen­eral fash­ion Tum­blr pages.

How­ever, there is way too much talk­ing (in the form of dozens of bor­ing ques­tions from Nh­lapo) and not enough eye candy to keep one in­ter­ested. View­ers only catch small glimpses of the clothes that are be­ing spo­ken about.

This means that the show ends up feel­ing like noth­ing more than a fash­ion ca­reer por­tal pro­gramme.

It could do with a lit­tle more piz­zazz. – Them­bisile Dzonzi

WHAT A DRAG Ayanda Nh­lapo presents Ayanda’s Fash­ion House

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