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Mascom fashion show inspires Ngami designers

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 02 May 2017   |   By Solomon Tjinyeka
Mascom fashion show inspires Ngami designers

The Mascom Derby Fashion Show - a new feature added in the Mascom derby – is inspiring talented models and fashion designers in Ngamiland region. The second edition of the Fashion show took place at Riley Hotel on the eve of the Mascom derby. The inaugural show was hosted last year and continues to prove that there is a lot of talent in the northern part of Botswana. Revealers at the fashion show came dressed to the occasion. It was held under the theme White Sands – a warm African welcome to a vast of land of exotic beauty, dazzling blooms and alluring sugar, a fitting ode to the timeless sands of Maun that shimmer ever so sweetly under the sun. White sand is a grand spectacle of women and men beflowered in garments of brilliant colour, cultured pattern and seductively African ornament. Mascom spokesperson, Barbara Gotlop, said the aim of the fashion show was to elevate the Saturday event and support fashion designers. Gotlop said they aim to promote and empower Maun designers as well as support the modeling industry as the brand that will provide them with more opportunities to practice their craft and expose their talent. Six designers from Maun did not disappoint as they showcased six garments each. Gomotsegang Dipuo of DMT Designs brand could not hide her excitement as she appreciated Mascom Derby Fashion Show for granting her an opportunity to expose her designs to a wider audience. Her designs, she said, are inspired by flora and nature, noting that they embodied many colours. Another designer, Tebogo Nlhatlho from Open Button Store also expressed gratitude to Mascom fashion show which for granting her another opportunity to showcase her clothes. She also explained that although they are not paid to showcase, Mascom fashion show is a great platform as it advertises them to a wider audience. Meanwhile, models who participated in the show were strictly from Maun.