Plat­form for fash­ion in­dus­try

Pa­rade to pro­mote lo­cal fundis, brands

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LO­CAL fash­ion lovers and de­sign­ers will con­vene at Dun­can Vil­lage in the Gompo Hall for a pa­rade to pro­mote their brands.

De­sign­ers and brand own­ers will get to show­case their goods at the event for free, as it has been cre­ated to pro­vide a plat­form for them.

Or­gan­iser Bhongo Tshukuse said the Dun­can Vil­lage Fash­ion Pa­rade (DVFP) aimed to ac­knowl­edge growth in the fash­ion de­sign and mod­el­ling in­dus­try in East Lon­don.

“Fash­ion de­sign is a huge in­dus­try that is grow­ing.

“The demand for de­signer cloth­ing has in­creased,” Tshukuse said.

“We would like to see fash­ion de­sign­ers ac­tu­ally mak­ing a living through their craft,” Tshukuse said.

On Au­gust 31, the or­gan­is­ers will put out a call for de­sign­ers and mod­els who would like to be part of this year’s event.

On Septem­ber 23 there will be a mod­els cast­ing at Gompo Art Cen­tre from 1pm till 4pm.

On Septem­ber 30 there will be photo shoots at East­ern Beach to as­sist the mod­els in build­ing their port­fo­lios.

On Oc­to­ber 7 there will be an artists’ brief­ing or sem­i­nar at Gompo Art Cen­tre from 11pm.

“The build-up is on, the peo­ple are ex­cited as we count down to our sec­ond an­nual Dun­can Vil­lage Fash­ion Pa­rade.

“The event will be on Oc­to­ber 14 at Gompo Hall.

“Doors will open at 10am and the event will start at 11am.

“Early bird tick­ets are now avail­able for R20 from our ticket agents up un­til Au­gust 31.

“Af­ter that they will be R30 and R40 at the door,” Tshukuse said.

For more in­for­ma­tion; call or What­sApp Bhongo on 078-106-1404.

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