The fashion industry in South Africa is exploding and everyone, it seems, is vying for a part in the action. Passionate about fashion, design and creative networking with a view to inspiring and enabling talented young creatives, CEO and founder of the Free Creatives, Mpumelelo Mvunelwa has initiated the Plett 24 Hour Reunion.
Date: 2 July 2016
Time: 06h00 – 06h00
Gala event starts at 18h30, at The White House Theatre
Tickets: R100 per person
Book your tickets on Quicket or at Plett Tourism. For queries, phone 044 533 4065
Backed by Plett Tourism, the concept gained momentum with fashion houses eager to participate. The first Plett 24 Hour Reunion is proud to welcome Deep Settle Movement founded by Asanda Qumelwana, Fezile Retyu and Christopher Mayiji from Gugulethu and Khayalitsha. “Some of our designs use the language from our townships. The term “GUGS” is short for Gugulethu and “KALTSHA” is slang for Khayelitsha. The “IKIYA” design is slang for your ‘‘all-star converse sneakers.” These graphics have made a huge impression in the local and international market and will be showcased at The White House with some of South Africa’s top models of the moment, David Kabamba, Irvine Bosha, Tyrese Bani, Vincent Ntunja, Mandla Waterson and Rowhan Rhode.
The Plett 24 Hour Reunion starts at 6am on the 2nd of July with the Cape Town contingent meeting up with local fashion designer Nada J from Kwano, with her original Plett collection and a bevy of local models. The designers, models, photographers, bloggers and videographers will shoot at locations around Plett for the morning. Moving to The White House by midday, the runway show will be plotted and rehearsed for the evening gala runway event. The function opens to the public at 6.30pm at The White House. Brace yourselves for your red carpet moment, a live photographic shoot in the courtyard, a complimentary drink and snacks, a fabulous runway show, and a not-to-be missed performance by 2015 Idols top 8 finalist, Lungisa. The show is not over till the afterparty is done…move on to Zanzibar and if you make it till 6am, you have completed and survived the Plett 24 Hour Reunion.
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Spotlight on local designer, Nada J
Noloyiso Nada Jujwana (Nada J) is a local fashion icon. She moved to Plett from Hankey at the age of seven and attended Phakamisani Primary School and then moved onto the local Wittedrift High School where she matriculated in 2009. With great passion and a desire to explore the fashion industry, she continued her studies at Damelin College. It was here during a two year course where she was taught how to design and sew.
After graduation from that course, Nada tackled Cape Town and worked for a small company called 2nd Take where she was employed as a Fashion Buyer. With a talented eye, she was quickly snapped up by the Tom Tailor company as a Fashion Assistant.
Cape Town provided a great experience, and although she gained invaluable experience, her passion to create and express won over. In 2014 she decided to move back to Plett to follow her dream of making her own designs on a permanent basis. Her dreams were soon to become a reality.
“My dream is wake up every day knowing that I’m going to do what I’m passionate about, making garments. I hope that my clothes have a positive impact in somebody’s life. My ultimate dream is to expand my business not only around South Africa, but also around the world.”
“I grew up knowing that I was not passionate about any of the extra mural activities at school, all I did after my studies was to make fabulous clothing for my Barbie dolls. I would cut my own clothes and at times even my mom’s clothes. I just knew from a very young age at 9 years to be exact that I want to make clothes and travel the world dressing people and see my designs on the red carpet.”
Nada J’s will be participating in this year’s Plett 24 Hour Reunion with her collection being worn by select models. Don’t miss the opportunity to view this young designer’s dream come true.