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Annual fashion extravaganza, Fashion without Borders will be turning heads at this years 6th fashion show brings out the big guns of the fashion industry.

Partnering up with Avon and Justine who have supported the initiative for some time now; designers Thula Sindi, Urban Zulu and

To the FWBJHB 2021 family we also have our long standing partners like BLM Naturals who have supported the event for the past five years both in RSA and Botswana.

The event will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel, in the heart of the business district of Sandton.
The Hilton hotel is an ideal base for business or leisure. It’s contemporary rooms feature garden and city views, with fitness facilities, a swimming pool and landscaped gardens, making it the perfect place to host a prestigious show.

Themed, Phygical Culture, each designer is opened to make their own interpretation, of the two words Physical space and Digital technologies.

The event, which will be hosted over two days of creativity, ingenuity and self-expression, bringing together 15 designers and 30 Models from the African Continent. Ranging from new talent to emerging and established names, like Bontle Modise – South Africa, VIWA-South Africa, Comfort Seditsi – South Africa and Chosen Designs from Botswana, Nivaldo Thierry from Mozambique who will showcase some of his latest collections.

The fashion designers will take Centre stage to showcase their interpretation of fashion design in the African Continent, in an effort to raise awareness about local fashion consumption amidst the covid-19 era.

This great lifestyle event includes pop-up stalls, workshops and a Fashion Show to be enjoyed by the public, with an opportunity to interact with both local and Southern African Development Community region designers.

Access to industry knowledge, education in skills like leadership/management, Entrepreneurship and supply chain mentorship are key focus area that the knowledgeable Industry speakers will touch on.

FWB understands the mandate to provide the women and youth with skills that will allow them to contribute meaningfully to socio and economic development as well as lay foundations in efforts to promote gender balanced programs using fashion in this regard. The 3rd edition of the fashion Unpacked Masterclass will be graced by speakers such as Thula Sindi (SA), Mothusi Lesolle )Botswana), Monteozafrica (Ghana) and Rosette Ncwana (SA).

On the 25th – 26th March, FWBJHB 2021 plans to roll out an entirely digital “cultural fashion platform” for designers to use as they see fit. Countries like Shanghai and Moscow went digital for their fashion weeks in late March and April 2020 including FWB BOTSWANA 2020 which held a physical and Digital event in October, themed “Phygital Experience” (that’s physical space and digital technologies).

EVENT DETAILS

POP – UP STALLS

Date:                    23 – 26MARCH2021

Venue:                 HILTON HOTEL SANDTON

Time:     10am – 5Pm

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed and Wearing of face Mask will be mandatory, less than 50 people

FASHION UNPACKED WORKSHOP

Date:                    25MARCH 2021

Venue:   HILTON HOTEL SANDTON

Time:                    9am – 3pm and VIRTUAL

All COVID-19 protocols will be observed and Wearing of face Mask will be mandatory, less than 50 people

FASHION SHOW

Date:                    26 MARCH 2021

Venue:   HILTON HOTEL SANDTON

Time:                    17:00  – 19:00and VIRTUAL

All COVID-19 protocols to observed and Wearing of face Mask will be mandatory, less than 50 people