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Zim fashion designer charms London
02/02/2017 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
 
 
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FASHION designer, Tafadzwa Moyo, from the Kidd Hunta menswear clothing label, affectionately known as Taf the tailor, will be the first to represent Zimbabwe at the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) set for Somerset House in London.

The International fashion showcase scheduled for 17-21 February this year is an exhibition of emerging designers organised by the British Council during the London Fashion Week.

Addressing Journalists at a press conference on Wednesday in Harare, British Council Zimbabwe Director, Ms Sam Harvey said: “Moyo will represent Zimbabwe at IFS coordinated in collaboration with cultural institutions to showcase their countries…..

“It is with the utmost pleasure that we present Tafadzwa Moyo, from the Kidd Hunta men’s wear clothing label, who will be Zimbabwe’s first representative at IFS set for Somerset House in London,” said Harvey.

“Moyo will be exhibiting in the “Next in Line” category curated by Shonagh Marshall, Fashion Curator at Somerset House, together with 10-12 other designers from other countries as part of group installation within the international Fashion showcase,” Harvey added.

British Council Zimbabwe Director, Sam Harvey with Moyo

Luissa Evans, Mercedes Benz Marketing manager, said since they are the official partners who endorsed the international exhibition, they were very proud of Moyo who will represent not only Zimbabwe but their brand as well.

“Demands of cars and fashion are very similar and making a particular decision when buying a car or fashion really defines a way in which we represent ourselves,” said Evans.

Moyo said he was excited to have the opportunity to represent Zimbabwe in London.

“It had always been my dream to be part of this platform. IFS gives a platform for African men to set trends that are relevant to them and also influence the global market to understand our taste and probably will collaborate with designers from other countries,” said Moyo.

National Arts Gallery chief curator, Raphel Chikukwa, said it is their duty to facilitate artistic mentorship for both designers and emerging artists hence doors are open for everyone.



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Moyo started his career path in 2005 when he enrolled at Danhiko Project, a clothing institute, where he pursued a four year Diploma in Industrial clothing design and contraction.

He worked with Faithwear for two years as a junior designer in a bid to raise capital to fund his own clothing label “Kidd Hunta”.

“Kidd Hunta is a modern setting with style, for the modern day, a label which draws strength from a strong African past and runs courageously into the future,” he said.

 


 
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