Wrapped in ethnicity

NELSON Mandela Bay fashion designer Thabo Makhetha is collaborating with NMMU students to present an African-inspired show, which takes place at the Boardwalk on Saturday.

A group of third-year students has put together a collection of ethnic-themed outfits drawn from past and present students’ work.

These include a variety of garments, from ready-to-wear to couture-styled outfits.

“The collection was gathered for the purpose of showcasing the amazing talent and unique creativity at our fashion department,” said student Angelique Demont. “We hope to inspire our audience with our unique spirit and zest for fashion design.”

Makhetha is an NMMU fashion graduate. She has a design studio in Newton Park.

Her work was a success at this year’s Design Indaba in Cape Town, where she was selected as an emerging creative talent.

Her award-winning Kobo Ea Bohali range of blanket coats and latest designs will be on show.

The event is aimed at creating exposure for Eastern Cape talent and generating funds for the NMMU fashion students’ year-end graduation show.

Former Mr Port Elizabeth Garneth Jaggers will emcee the event in conjunction with former Miss Teen South Africa Mikaela Oosthuizen. It will start at 5.30pm for 6pm at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Tanya Tait Dance Studio will provide entertainment.

Tickets cost R80 and are available from Thabo’s Design Studio at the Adel Centre, 10 Newton Street, Newton Park.

  • Further informaton from Demont, 073-735-9966, or Makhetha, (041)363-0934 or 072-347-8849.

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