Booi pageant to show­case trainees’ skills

The Herald (South Africa) - - Leisure - Za­man­dulo Malonde

Krom and Knot fash­ion de­signer Zola Booi and his work­shop trainees from the town­ship are show­cas­ing their gar­ments in a fash­ion show and pageant at Gana Kakaza Hall, New Brighton from 2pm on Sun­day.

The Ubuhle Bemvelo Pageant, Fash­ion Show and Bead­ing Show, cu­rated by Booi in part­ner­ship with the Arthur Welling­ton Methodist Church PE North Cir­cuit, will see the seven women show the skills ac­quired dur­ing the train­ing with Booi from Septem­ber.

The event dou­bles up as a re­launch of the Fash­ion En­trepreneur­ship Pro­gramme Booi pi­o­neered ear­lier in 2018.

The pro­gramme, set to train dis­ad­van­taged as­pir­ing de­sign­ers in gar­ment con­struc­tion and busi­ness free of charge, was put on hold af­ter Booi suf­fered a hit-and-run in July.

“We were per­fectly on sched­ule with the pro­gramme and we had just fin­ished with our the­ory and we were look­ing for­ward to the prac­ti­cal learn­ing but af­ter the ac­ci­dent I was ab­sent for [about two months] and based on that, I and the gen­eral man­ager of Damelin de­cided we should post­pone it as it was go­ing to be dif­fi­cult to catch up with the amount of time lost,” Booi said. ● For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Zola Mbusi on 061-712-0012. Read the full story on­line at www.her­


GET­TING READY: From left, Nolu­vuyo Sol­wande from the Arthur Welling­ton Methodist Church, trainee Nomvuyo Tsewu-Mru­bata, cu­ra­tor and fash­ion de­signer Zola Booi and trainee Zu­sange Magqirha pre­pare for the show

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