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Nicki Minaj clothing designer to grace Zim Fashion Week UK

Dressing the stars ... Farayi Simoyi has worked with global superstar Nicki Minaj

13/06/2015 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
Attending UK event ... Farayi Simoyi

ONE of Zimbabwe's leading fashion designers is set to showcase her work at this year's edition of the Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK

Farayi Simoyi, an internationally recognised designer who has worked with global music sensation Nicki Minaj, will BE part of the impressive line-up at this year's fashion event.

The event will be held on July 4 at The Crown Banqueting Hall in Birmingham. 

It will bring together both emerging and established Zimbabwean designers. 

"Many of the designers exhibiting on the day have already had prestigious careers internationally,” said Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe, founder of Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK.

“One such designer that will be showcasing on the day is Farayi Simoyi, who has previously collaborated with global music mogul Nicki Minaj on her successful clothing collection. 

"Farayi Simoyi was the senior designer for the clothing collection and is excited to present her own designs at Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK. Farayi will be joined by some of the most promising designers currently working in the fashion industry."

The Master of Ceremony at the event will be the renowned Zimbabwean broadcaster Kevin Ncube who is currently based in the United Kingdom where he is working for the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC). 

"Kevin is a known fashionista in his own right and brings a wealth of fashion knowledge and event management that will help ensure the event is a huge success.

“Kevin is extremely proud to be taking part in an event that is representing talent from Zimbabwe and will be ably supported by the fabulous Noksy Hlazo," said Ziyambe.

One of Zimbabwe's leading fashion designers ... Farayi Simoyi

Ziyambe also praised everyone taking part in the event for their hard work. 

“The commitment, dedication and enthusiasm that is going into this event is astounding, the designers have worked incredibly hard to share their best work with the attendees," she said.

The fashion event provides an opportunity to preview the work of designers from Zimbabwe. 

Attendees will get to see the breadth of creative talent, which has contributed to Zimbabwe’s reputation as one of the best countries for producing fashion. 


African prints have become a huge trend in large international fashion houses and many of the designers ready to showcase are sure to shine in the spotlight. 

“This is a great time for Zimbabwe Fashion as more and more designers from Zimbabwe are close to a major breakthrough.

“Recently we have seen so many designers with Zimbabwe roots gaining nominations in major fashion awards across the globe.

“It’s a great time to be an artist from Zimbabwe and we’re pleased to give the designers and a platform to shine," said Ziyambe. 

Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK is a collaboration between a group of designers and culture vultures who came together out of a shared passion for all things Zimbabwean.

Tickets for the event are already on sale with the standard ticket going for £30 while the VIP tickets are pegged at £65.

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