One of the country’s leading fashion designers Thabiso Dibeela of ThabieD brand will be showcasing at one of the biggest fashion stages in Africa – Africa Fashion Show in Nigeria on September 15-16, 2018.
Dibeela is the only Motswana designer participating in the elite fashion show which attracts the crème de la crème of the fashion world in Africa and the world. She is also the first Motswana to showcase at this prestigious show.
“It is a great opportunity and a privilege to showcase at AFWN2018. It is yet another milestone to bigger and better things for my country's fashion industry and for Africa in general. Its empowering and I cannot wait to share Thabied with the world,” she shared.
On what she will exhibit at the fashion show, Dibeela said her designs will be based on the Botswana culture and tradition but with a futuristic and modern glam.
“I want to showcase Botswana to the world, so expect Botswana prints and flag themed collection,” she emphasized.
Dibeela believes that the best way to represent her country is to show its rich culture, tradition, natural resources through her pieces. She will be going to Nigeria with her personal assistant and six of her friends who went with her last year when she was showcasing in Ghana.
Even though she is excited Dibeela said she is aware that eyes will be on her as the first Motswana representative so that they can get to see what Botswana can offer and she is confident that she will do a great job at that.
This is a fulfillment of her dreams as she has always wanted to break into the greater African market.
Dibeela is the founder, CEO and Creative Director for ThabieD, and she consults mostly with her clients for whatever they want designed from custom pieces, ball gowns, red carpet gowns, wedding dresses and ready to wear clothing.