Fashion Weekend Zimbabwe has a young designer programme prior to the show for the top young designer to win a sponsorship to launch their brand.
Here are their shortened profiles from the press release (I cut some chunks of text):
Nyasha Clesby Nhutsve, NhembeAleth
Nyasha Nhutsve is a Zimbabwean Emerging Designer behind the brand NhembeAleth. NhembeAleth is a brand for the modern, sophisticated African who seeks to make their stamp in the world.
Samantha Natasha Matemadombo, Identite Noire
Samantha Matemadombo is a 21 year old Zimbabwean Emerging Designer behind the brand Identite Noire.Identite Noire is aunique African fusion of Fine Art meets Fashion Design, inspired by the everyday life and vibrancy of the African continent.
Samantha Dika, Esdea Couture
Samantha Dika is a 25 year old Zimbabwean Emerging Designer behind the brand Esdea Couture. Established in 2008, Esdea Couture designs Clothes and Accessories that are custom made to fit your Body and Personal Style.
Natasha Kagoro, Black Excellence
Natasha Kagoro is a 28 year old Zimbabwean Emerging Designer behind the brand Black Excellence. Simplistic Elegance with Edge and Style – Black Excellence is for that strong willed woman who wants to take over the world.
Takudzwa Edmond Chikumbirke, House of Azalion
Takudzwa Edmond Chikumbirke is an 18 year old male from Bindura. His brand House of Azalion is an Edgy, Classic and Elegant Label with vintage inspiration on modern designs. Making the best out of creativity.
Tanya Mushayi, Tanya Nefertari
Tanya Nefertari is a label for people who want to feel and be treated like royalty,who do not necessarily follow fashion trends but are able to express their own individual style & regal elegance.
These are the participants, I wonder what happened to the young St. Dominics Upper 6 duo that was in the top, good luck to the designers we wish them the best!
Peace and Love
UPDATE: Samantha won as the emerging designer of the designer competition