It's incredibly edifying to be associated with a brand such as the KZN Fashion Council. Since its inception in 2009, it has been at the forefront of the fashion design sector in KwaZulu-Natal. It is strategically placed as a support structure between eThekwini Municipality and the KZN department of Economic Development and Investment. The organisation has come a long way and achieved quite a lot in its short existence. One of its other mandates is to partner with media in order to expand its brand and reach, and also forge partnerships that go beyond mere fashion. This is where I come in as a blogger.
With the imminent start of South African Fashion Week, the KZNFC has embarked on a blogger/ stylist challenge in order to 'introduce' KZN fashion designers who will be showcasing their ranges under the KZNFC banner at SAFW. And what better way to do this than to team them up with bloggers who will style their garments into six different looks over a period of six days. That is basically the gist of the matter and I can't wait for the launch which is taking place tomorrow morning at the Benjamin Hotel on Florida road. I am not a blogger without readers and this is where you will get an opportunity to vote for the best styled look each day. The designers we will be working with, who will also be showing at SAFW, are Vanessa Pillay, Khanyi Khoza, Mapitso Mokhele, Nicole Hoyer, Duke Mngadi, and Siyabonga Mngadi.
The winner of the challenge will attend the show where these designers will be showing on October 23rd. In order to cast your vote when the contest opens just follow KZNFC on Facebook, Instagram, and the blog.
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