Mar­ket throws up weird, won­der­ful

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Young fash­ion­istas and artists in the East Lon­don area were given a plat­form to dis­play their arts and crafts at the Anti-So­cial Mar­ket held on Satur­day August 4 at The Mus­tard, Vin­cent.

Founder Son­wa­bile Qinela from King Wil­liam's Town said the open mar­ket show­cased clothes, art and other crafts.

“I want to in­spire peo­ple to tell them that suc­cess in the fash­ion scene is not only found in Jo­han­nes­burg. We can do our own thing suc­cess­fully in the prov­ince,” Qinela said.

He said the mar­ket day was a cel­e­bra­tion of fash­ion, mu­sic, food, and pho­tog­ra­phy.

“The event was great and ev­ery­thing went well. It was way big­ger than I ex­pected,” he said.

The mar­ket started in Oc­to­ber last year with its main goal to em­power and sup­port the prov­ince's youth, while also en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple from other prov­inces to at­tend.

“I'm also the founder of cloth­ing la­bel Street Kidd. I come from a dis­ad­van­taged back­ground, so I had to make do with the clothes I had,” Qinela said.

He said that ex­pe­ri­ence had made him want to stand out from the crowd.

“I want to take the East­ern Cape to the next level and give youth ex­po­sure as they are com­ing through. We do not have any spon­sors so I'm pay­ing for ev­ery­thing from my own pocket,” he said.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

FASH­ION AND FUN: Son­wa­bile Qinela shows off his colour­ful at­tire at The Mus­tard dur­ing the Anti-So­cial Mar­ket day

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED.

FOR LOVE OF BOOKS: Nal’bali FUNda leader Vuyiseka Ng­cawa, left, reads a book while one of the chil­dren who joined in the fun ac­tiv­ity lis­tens at­ten­tively at the pop-up read­ing ses­sion at the East Lon­don City Hall last Thurs­day

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