Booi pageant to showcase trainees’ skills
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.heraldlive.co.za
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