PORT Elizabeth fashion designers Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana and Angelique Demont are teaming up with jewellery designer Namhla Faku to help raise funds for motor neuron disease sufferers in a collaborative show this Saturday at Sherwood Garden Centre.
Makhetha-Kwinana gave Demont, owner of Chronikil clothing, an internship at her studio when she was studying fashion design at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and said she had been “very impressed” with Demont.
“Angelique was really good and even suggested that we do a menswear collection,” MakhethaKwinana said of the new addition, noting that many men were interested in her style but told her they felt left out as she did not offer garments for guys.
So when Demont made the suggestion, they decided to try it out.
Demont will for the first time preview Thabo Makhetha in collaboration with Chronikil clothing menswear – even though her mentor will not be there as she is flying to Milan today for an international fashion expo.
“I’ve done a lot of hoodies before but in this collection, I was inspired by Thabo’s Basotho blankets and I feel like I’ve meshed couture and fashion quite well with these ready-to-wear coats for the collection,” Dumont said.
Nam Faku jewellery designer Namhla said the beaded work she will show at the weekend, were “edgier” than her usual creations. Each design matched the garments from Makhetha-Kwinana’s autumn/winter collection shown at SA Fashion Week in October, and which are now going to be seen in Italy.
The Saturday afternoon fundraiser is in aid of motor neuron disease. Motor neuron disease is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow, undergo degeneration.
Entertainer Niqui Cloete-Barass will MC the afternoon and tickets for the event are R200.
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