Fashion Designers I have featured are on this page and they are mostly from Zimbabwe and deserve some recognition. More feature articles on designers who make beautiful garments and are of African Descent are featured on this page.
Farai Simoyi – New York City based Clothing Zimbabwean Designer. Showed at NYFW 2011 and AFWNY 2012 this year. She has a distinctive style of design and is emerging as a force to deal with. Her brand is Farai by Farai Simoyi bohemian meets classy.
Yvonne Watadza – Harare based Women’s wear Zimbabwean Designer. I met her this year. Showed at ZFW since 2009 and has dressed the Zimbabwe Fashion Week Director in her couture pieces, who also modelled her AW2012 collection. Her brand is Alpha Rose sophisticated elegance.
Joyce Chimanye – Harare based Women’s wear designer of the Brand Zuvva. A diverse business model with her Afro Gypsy and Eco-wear lines showing at fashion weeks and a shop in Borrowdale Sam levy’s. There is something that keeps her rising.
Ndau Collection – Victoria Falls based Accessories Zimbabwean Designers. Made of Christie B and Christie H, under the guidance of Mai Van and Joe Mutoko. The Fantastic Four using original materials that are organic and derived from nature.With anti-poaching collections and community building projects in Victoria Falls. This team is AWESOME. Visit them on their website.
Danayi Chapfika – Johannesburg / Harare LISOF graduate fresh out of fashion school has a certain edge and swag fitting to feature on my blog. She was at the Styled By Africa party held in December 2012. I did a preliminary interview on her on this blog so visit her Tumblr danayi.tumblr.com
Rungano Rwedu Fabric and Clothing designer by Susan Matemachani and Rumbi Matemachani (her daughter). Zimbabwean born label, its vision is to create an identity for Zimbabweans. We strive to create a fusion of fabrics in culture for our people to express themselves and represent what and where they come from. Check them on their Facebook Page “Rungano Rwedu”.