The Fashion Designers Expo Zimbabwe presents Fashion Fights Cancer, a fashion show aimed at raising funds for cancer patients in Bulawayo. Having her grandmother pass away 10 years ago due to cancer, Aisha DeBeer, the founder of FDE Zimbabwe and owner of Aiish Inspired Clothing, creates this platform as a way of paying a special tribute to her and the many others that we have lost to the same disease and raise funds in the process for the ones that need it the most. The event will be on the 16th of July and the platform is targeting young and talented fashion designers from around Zimbabwe and Clothing stores to showcase their brands and collections. “The aim of the event is to bring more and more Brands to the forefront, and provide them with the exposure they need and deserve as well as entertain Bulawayo with the wide variety of style and trends for the benefit of the Cause to aid the Cancer patients in Bulawayo,” said Aisha. This is a big step in the New Evolution of fashion shows and this is how the day will go:

 

13022307_10154874626454012_1405378997_nThe GARDEN OF HOPE MARKET event will pioneer the program before the main event in the Garden area of The Nesbitt Castle from 13:00hrs to 17:00hrs. There will be a band playing to create a chilled atmosphere while people shop around. There will also be loads of fun for the whole family including a jumping castle for kids, a Photo booth and much more. Stalls are very limited so the sooner you book the better. Each stall is going for $15 which will go straight to charity. The Donation Corner will accept donations such as clothing, Bags, shoes, Kitchen, House ware etc. which will be sold and the money channeled straight to Charity. Donation boxes are situated around Bulawayo- LNA (Zonkezizwe), Bee Creatice (Hillside), Lifestyle Pharmacy(Bradfield), Video World (Town) and Glow(Ascot).

 

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Miss Universe Zimbabwe Finalist 2016-Tracey-anne Buckley Aggett

The Main show, i.e. The Fashion designers Expo, will start at 18:00hrs in the Marquee which is also aimed at raising funds for the Cancer cause. It will showcase a wide variety of amazing fashion trends, Menswear through to ladies wear. Arthur Evans will grace the event as the MC of the evening to represent FDE and carry us through the cause. Present will also be guest speakers with a few words of inspiration, very talented artists and dancers who will ignite the runway as the models lead the cause. Showcasing will be Aiish Inspired Clothing, Harare Eastern wear, Maison Du style (Harare), Andie Reign Designs (Zambia), Mizuwa Designs (Zambia) among a lot more talented fashion entrepreneurs. Model grooming and training will be done by the gorgeous Samantha Tshuma (Former Miss World Zimbabwe 2010, Miss Tourism 2010, Miss Grand International 2013 and 20th UNWTO Brand Ambassador). There will also be VIP appearances from Miss Universe Zimbabwe Finalist 2016-Tracey-anne Buckley Aggett, and Karin Evans Davidson from TOP MODEL Zimbabwe to show their support for the Cause. Tickets are $10 and available at – LNA (Zonkezizwe), Bee Creative (Hillside), Lifestyle Pharmacy (Bradfield), Video World (Town) and Glow (Ascot). A percentage will be going to The Cancer Association(Bulawayo)

Just as a thank you for taking time to participate in a good cause, there will be a VIP after party for all the models, designers, media people (as our VIP) and the rest of the public paying entrance fee which of cause will see a percentage go to our cause.  This isn’t all, there are a lot of surprises coming to you as we build up to the event and on the event. For stalls contact Raquel on 077 679 1741 and email fdezimbabwe@gmail.com if you want to showcase (Designers and Clothing Store Owners Needed). For more information follow FDE Zimbabwe on Facebook and keep checking our website for more updates as we draw closer to the day.