ZFW Day 2: Sibonile Chimanikire

Sibonile Chimanikire, a Zimbabwean designer based in South Africa showcased her line at the Second day of Zimbabwe Fashion Week. The collection was very inspiring and lovely with hints of modern, chic, edgy and African influences. Her collection mixed cultures, textures, print, colour and materials in a tasteful way.

My favourite aspect was when she used beaded pieces: the horns head-gear, cap and the Peplum dress. The Africa shaped animal hide at the back of a jacket also gave an interesting feel of Modern African in the clothing. Here are a few other pieces I enjoyed.  (Photo Source: The Zimbo Jam )

Opening face, HOTT HARARE HUNK Tshirt was the opening, with the accessories being a Ndebele beaded Cap.

This was a great way to start the show, the model had the right attitude when he was on the runway.

The Peplum dress made with Ndebele Beading caught my attention, a way to follow a trend and use African culture. Afro-chic!

Sheer, sweetheart peplum dress was definitely a favourite of mine.

The POLICE uniform influences dress. This dress caused a lot of cheering as the model saluted. It filled the room with patriotism.

My lust-have is this police uniform dress. I am not sure if it will be legal to wear it in Zimbabwe with the police banning camouflage clothing once upon a time. However I am sure it is very wearable without facing arrest.


Models Photo Credit: Inonzi Memory for The Zimbo Jam 



7 thoughts on “ZFW Day 2: Sibonile Chimanikire

  1. hie..i was jst looking @ the designs here i would say i am impressed though i would love to know how we young designers from Bulawayo can get involved in such events as the Zim fashion Week.


    1. Hey Blessed, thank you for checking out my blog. That is a good question, have you tried contacting Zimbabwe Fashion Week via email of telephone number? What you can do is email them, and then email me (ROBYNCHAIBVA@GMAIL.COM) so I can call and enquire for you to be involved in Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2013. I can even make a post for that so that the information is out there
      email : ZIMBABWE FASHION WEEK : info@zimbabwefashionweek.com
      Contact No: +263 779 701 831 AND +263 779 701 83


  2. Oh and by the way that will be my big offical step into the fashion society….and im on facebook anyone who wants can add me(Raddest Closet)on both facebook and twitter


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