One of the most ambitious fashion labels in South Africa, Zilabel, has announced plans for a top-end fashion show that will bring together leading fashionistas in Cape Town in October.
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Organisers for the event said Zilabel (pronounced ZEE Label) will create a platform to showcase fashion houses and clothing labels, creating a market and exposure for these brands, unearthing fashion designers and creating networks, uniting and creating a strong community through celebrating fashion.
“ZiLabel simply put, means Big Label or an outstanding label. ZiLabel seeks to use the power of numbers to bring all the African labels emerging from Cape Town under one roof and showcase their designs and works. The show is not only for the established labels or designers, but also upcoming ones with the aim of unearthing this talent and also seek to attract raw talent from the community that may be of value to established and upcoming fashion houses,” the organisers said.
“This is just not a one-stop event but the beginning of greater things to come. The plan is to hold the same show in Harare and Johannesburg next year. The fashion show will also include a symposium before the main show that will bring together all those involved in the industry and will allow upcoming and established entrepreneurs to interact and share notes.”
Industry leaders are expected to grace the event, a CEO from one of the leading Zimbabwean fashion labels had been pencilled in, and buyers from some of South Africa’s top fashion retailers were also billed to grace the event and give talks about trends the industry.
Zilabel is a fashion house and the event co-ordinator of ZiLabel Fashion Shows. The entity was established this year after seeing so much talent among ordinary people, but lacking exposure to the big players and the marketing opportunities in the fashion industry.
The team of organisers for the event comprises of social media specialists, event managers, brand ambassadors and community leaders.
The show will be held on the first of October and will feature mostly labels coming out of Cape Town. Zimbabwean brands, South African brands, Nigerian brands, Ghana brands and most of the SADC region fashions are expected to feature at the event.
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The organisers have therefore invited emerging designers to showcase their designs at the event for which entries close on the 6th of September.
For details email admin@Zilabel.co.za or call +27 71 785 6741