On 22 and 23 September, at “The Venue” Hemmingway’s, the East London Fashion Walk will bring East London to a standstill once again as designers from Eastern Cape and Nelson Mandela Bay Fashion Week will exhibit their spring collections.
The show is in its third year running under the leadership of visionary and social entrepreneur Siyanda Nela who is of the view that, the “Eastern Cape can be a hub for fashion and creativity.” Following the success of the previous shows over the past 2 years with collections from local designers, the show has found a home in the hearts of fashion lovers who have committed themselves to making the event a calendar event to attend.
East London Fashion Walk is tailor made for all fashion lovers. The designers who will be showcasing this year range from street wear designers to everyday wear, ready to wear to couture designers. The audience who attend the event will be treated to a night of absolute fashion dynasty.
The aim of the event is to shine a light on the Eastern Cape Fashion industry and to build a platform for Eastern Cape designers to showcase their work and not have to move out of the Province in order for them to be successful in their carriers. This event also gives boutique owners an opportunity to see what local designers are making and for them to see if they can locally made garments at their shops, instead of importing clothes from other countries for the purposes of selling them.
The second installment of the 2017 #ELFW will open its gates on the 22-23 September with a cover cost of R160 at Computicket. In keeping with consistency and growth, the designers of the show will in October set sails to the Nelson Mandela Bay Fashion Week in October the 14th.
The #ELFW is a biannual East London fashion spectacle that affords local and talented designers an opportunity and stage to exhibit their craft to make their mark in the fashion world.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Fashion Week has afforded the whole day of 14th Oct exclusively to the ELFW designers to showcase and that will enable the selected designers to expand their audience and engage new fashion lovers.