Fash­ion is my

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Mavuso,

for­merly known as Twsir­itswiri, is a de­signer. I am a Con­sumer Sci­ence teacher so fash­ion de­sign­ing is part of my pro­fes­sion. I used to love cook­ing but af­ter study­ing Con­sumer Sci­ence I fell in love with fash­ion de­sign.

She is pur­su­ing a de­gree in B.sc Con­sumer Sci­ence Ed­u­ca­tion fi­nal year.

Mavuso started cro­chet­ing when at 10 years old. She was taught by her mom af­ter she saw her try­ing to learn from one of her books. Her mother started mak­ing full gar­ments in 2010 but was lazy back then.

Mavuso started show­cas­ing in fash­ion shows of Luyengo Cam­pus in 2014. Her first pro­fes­sional as­sign­ment was the Eswa­tini sum­mer fash­ion week which went very well. And she is look­ing for­ward to par­tic­i­pate in fu­ture fash­ion shows.

Her favourite part of fash­ion de­sign is cre­at­ing some­thing that some­one has never thought of. She is in­spired by the lat­est trends in fash­ion and she likes to chal­lenge her­self to cro­chet in­stead of sew­ing.

Cro­chet­ing for her is a pas­sion. Some­one needs to have pas­sion, pa­tience, and never be afraid to take a chal­lenge. Fash­ion de­sign­ing will not al­ways re­quire ed­u­ca­tion as for some peo­ple it’s a pas­sion they grew up with. She stays up­dated through the in­ter­net, TV fash­ion shows, mag­a­zines and fol­low­ing celebri­ties. “I don’t fol­low any ethics, I just do some­thing that comes to mind at that time. Some­times I might have a cer­tain de­sign but I fin­ish up with another de­sign,” Mavuso said.

“My greatest strength is pa­tience be­cause cro­chet­ing re­quires a lot of time since its hand­i­craft, I have a pas­sion for this such that when­ever I like, I try to make some­thing through cro­chet. My weak­nesses are fail­ing to com­plete a de­sign and de­liv­er­ing on time,” she em­pha­sised.

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