Local designers proved at the Masa Wedding Expo Fashion Show that they have the potential to take on the best in the world. They came in full force to show their creativity at the show whose theme was ‘Reka Botswana’ in recognition of the celebration of the 50 years milestone by the nation of Botswana. The show was opened by Mailaka Jewellery ambassador Rosemary Keofitlhetse who stunned with the precious stones and an African print outfit. She was then followed by models in Poise Bridal Shop gowns that catered for women of different sizes. Candida Tsheko of Dihdah Creations was next with beautiful, sexy and flowing outfits that were very flattering to a young and sophisticated lady. Tsheko said her creation was inspired by a Grecian futuristic approach to modern day clothing and she also fell in love with different shades of green this season. “Dihdah is a very unconventional brand and we always aim to bring a shock factor in our collections,” she said. Lame Chilume of Switch Couture Collection and Natasha Selelo of Tasha Creations were next. Tlamo Mosinyi got the ladies screaming because of the well-built male models who showcased his designs. On top of that they were wearing very fun, and flirty outfits in pink and grey, which are the colours that only a few men are comfortable to combine. He proved with his creativity that men can explore fashion just as women. Anita and Nonofo Motlapele of Eccentric Style Loft also showed their versatility and class in their creations as did Kaone Moremong of House of Kay. Thabiso Dibeela of Thabie D’s outfits seemed very warm with long sleeved dresses and coats that were just perfect for a stylish lady who does not want to be slowed down by winter. Lesedi Matlapeng of Kefseddy Designs and Tankiso Matlhware of Priesly also showed that they are in the business of fashion to stay. The curtains were closed down by the one and only Tshepo Lesolle of Izaura who used very bold colours like green and purple for his long statement gowns.