Fashion students at Gaborone Technical College (GTC) delivered a classy fashion show at the institution last Friday.
The event was organised altogether by the students. The students didn’t have to look far for models as they donned their designs themselves. The first collection - dubbed Dark Woman - presented women looking adorable in darker colours like black and brown; the startling outfits showed ample creativity in design. Men then got in with a mix of very bright African prints in order to complement the dark toned colours that women wore. This comprised of shirts and men shorts that fitted so well. Some of the prints that they presented were that of the Dashiki print, which has currently taken the world by storm. It has mostly been worn by women, and it was very striking to see men wearing the form fitting shirts from the print which usually come in very bright colours like orange, yellow and pink.
The second line for the night was called Pink Fashion. These were romance inspired creations that suited evening dinners’ dress code. The outfits were varied and sexy. The last collection was dubbed Sahara Desert and was more inclined to natural tones like brown with leather like features, and it also had white colours. This collection managed to show the fusion of traditional prints and exotic prints that resemble the culture of Botswana. Labane Mokgosi, who is the Director of Department of Technical Vocational Education and Training (DTVET), expressed excitement at the creativity displayed by the students, and the high quality of artists that performed at the event like Amantle, Bouncy and Spiza. “My seat was strategically positioned, and I saw everything and could see that the young people performed with passion,” he said. One of the organisers Thato Gaeelwe said they exceeded their expectations as students. “I made a very wonderful costume and I am proud of myself,” she said. She aims to be a better designer like the experienced local fashion designer Mpho Kuaho and internationally inspired by Karl Lagerfeld.