Fashion Without Borders (FWB) is one of the biggest fashion shows in the country when it comes to the calibre of the models that work the ramp, the execution of the show, the international media coverage, partners and even the buyers from popular retailers. The duo behind this is a pair of fashion themselves. Former models Serge Kabisoso and Tebo Kabisoso have this year introduced the first ever kids modelling section. Kabisoso said that they are happy that their event which is on its 4th installment is growing with this year standing out as a fashion festival that many fashion lovers will get the opportunity to enjoy. The organisers revealed their excitement because 2017 saw the local designers from FWB including Opelo Lesake of Wabi Sabi, Natasha Tlagae of House of Noir and Lesly Mmoloke of Les Wear Xclusives participating in the Mr Price group mentorship training program in Durban, South Africa. Some 25 designers ranging from new talent to emerging and established names will grace this year’s event.
This year there is African pop up store where designers will get to sell their ready to wear clothes from April 2 - 8 at Avani. “More than 20 designers across Africa we will be selling their ready to wear collections at affordable prizes and this will definitely be a shopping festival like no other,” Tebo said. Some of the headliners are Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung, Urban Zulu’s Papy Mukalenga, Sibu Vodka of Smarteez and FDB from South Africa, Zambian brand Nkanda Yatu by Kabaso Nkandu and Sithabile Tazibona from Zimbabwe. There will still be a fashion exhibition on April 5 at the National Museum, with the main show set for April 6.