Local fashion designer, Delayna Scott will be showcasing her new collection named Afro Chic at the Plitz fashion show during New York Fashion week. The show slated for 8th -9th September 2018 will bring together and highlight 35 international talents from all around the world.
Delayna Scott (eponymously named after the designer) is the second ever African fashion brand and the first ever Botswana based fashion brand to showcase at the event. Afro Chic is an exciting collection for the Scott as she’s played around with more African prints, bolder colors and elements in order to reinvent her classic silhouettes. The collection which boasts fifty pieces in total is the largest collection Scott has worked on to date.
By bridging traditional craftsmanship with modern designs, Delayna Scott offers contemporary pieces which inspire transnational and intergenerational conversations through fashion. “I created DELAYNA SCOTT for women who love their bodies and want the world to know how good they feel through their bold fashion choices,” explained Scott.
Delayna Scott is a Botswana based bridal and women’s wear fashion brand. The brand brings to life the Caribbean and African traditions that greatly influenced the designer’s childhood. She complements the modern and audacious women through the use of both straight and elegantly curved lines, luscious fabrics and intricate details in order to create beautiful silhouettes that show off the African figure.
Shared opportunities are better at PLITZS New York City Fashion Week creating an affordable and professional showcase platform. PLITZS Fashion Marketing founded the “PLITZS New York City Fashion Week” in 2004. Working with international and domestic emerging fashion designers they provide showcasing opportunities, brand exposure, networking and only charges “approved emerging fashion designers” a nominal designer package fee ranging from $ 700 ($400 Deposit), $1,700 ($800 Deposit) and $2,500 ($1,500 Deposit).
PLITZS New York City Fashion Week has created an independent network of international and United States domestic Fashion Week show productions not affiliated with any other industry association. This helps showcasing your fashion design brand with PLITZS New York City Fashion Week in true New York City landmark setting. It takes place at the heart midtown Manhattan.
Over 1, 000 attendees will enjoy the sophistication, innovation and high style of 35 emerging international and USA domestic fashion designers. Affordability- Designer fashion brands are looking for better value on their budget spend. Designer participation in many New York Fashion Week productions are expensive and coupled with travel expenses or product material expenses, a typical designer fashion week participation can easily cost thousands of dollars in one year to showcase their designer collection during New York Fashion Week.
Fashion Week Show Cost – A fashion designer can almost buy a small car for the price of showcasing their fashion design brand at some New York Fashion Week show productions – multiply that by three to five trade shows per year and it comes to quite an investment.
Expectation Level – Fashion Designers maybe smarter today than they were 20 years ago. In the past many fell into the industry by accident. Today, fashion designers have undergraduate and post graduate degrees in fashion design and business management. They expect more from a New York Fashion Week show production.
Each Fashion Week season only 35 position opportunities will be available for emerging Fashion Designer brand collections to apply to be featured in the PLITZS New York City Fashion Week “Designer Showcase Presentation”. Their Designer Showcases will take place in the heart of Midtown Manhattan during the Fashion Week seasons in New York City.
Fashion Designers can capitalize on their one day presentation which will afford them the opportunity to present their brand collection to potential clients, retail fashion store/boutique owners, buyers, general managers, potential investors, trade organizations, editors, bloggers, public, media and press. Designers will talk to audience attendees first hand directly after their showcase via their media/ press junket – Fashion Designers should get ready to showcase and invest in their fashion brand and show why they’re a hot Emerging fashion brand.
Legally and historically there has never been a single entity behind New York Fashion Week. Shows have been organized and spoken of as “New York Fashion Week” in various forms for more than 70 years, by a variety of different entities.
This means any show held during the historical timeframe of New York Fashion Week (roughly speaking, the second week of February and September), is an official New York Fashion week show.
Creativity is seen everywhere and these individuals did something recently thatâ€™s never been done before, and some are still killing it. We see creativity on streaming platforms, stages, runways, social media and boardrooms even. Some of them are revamping their businesses, and lately, clothing sale is thriving.
They love concept-driven designs, storytelling and they bring fresh ideas and new perspectives that will leave footprints in the sand. Post the COVID-19 pandemic, these creative minds utilized the drawing board and they became cognizant that monetizing content will actually take them far, which is frank nonetheless.
This is commendable though, but the creative industry will still need support from government in order for it to flourish further. Allocation of resources (funds, facilities and empowerment) should be done consistently, creativity must be raised and at the end of the day, the economy benefits from that kind of investment.
Ever since he parted ways with his former manager, DJ Bougee Sid, Mahalapye born-pint sized, multi-award-winning artist, Hanceford Magapatona has been taking up space, unapologetically so. Han C has shown a strong will to take over the entire world, and he is in the right direction. Heâ€™s solely organizing the annual Mahalapye Spring Festival, which is taking place next weekend.
The Pepetetsa hitmaker raked some monies from his savings to put together this event. Mahalapye Spring Festival will feature Paige, Ubuntu Band, Khoisan, Amantle Brown and Double Up among others. Even though it didnâ€™t come as a surprise, Han C was nominated at African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) in the US, under Best Male Southern Africa category.
However, the award was snatched by the late South African rapper, AKA. Its not all lost as Han C secured two nominations at the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs): Peopleâ€™s Choice of the Year and Best Male Single.
This entrepreneur has turned his dreams into reality, and his promising apparel business is now a fashion destination. Matter of fact, Motswagole weathered the storms to be where he is now because through criticism and social media bullying, he still leads the pack in fashion.
His social media accounts got deleted but through his online store, KM Sales, Motswagole is able to rake in some profits. He initially started selling from his car but now owns a busy store and has employed a number of young people.
KM Sales has been offering fashionable items (shoes, t-shirts, pants) and has been participating in various lifestyle events such as Garden of Drip where it showcases its products.
If there is one young entrepreneur to draw motivation from is Koketso. The business started from humble beginnings, at the time when he worked part time at Ipelegeng as a casual labor. Indeed, good things come to those who wait, or well, work like a slave today, live like a king tomorrow.
KAGISO LUDO DE KLERK
Vee Mampeezyâ€™s ex-wife Kagiso De Klerk clearly did not sit and weep over their dramatic divorce. The famous social media influencer hurriedly picked up the pieces and went hard on promoting business online. She literally took social media influencing to the head and it is working for her.
This year saw her partnership with Shell reach greater heights, and obviously, she is raking lot of pulas from the deal. Kagiso has been making frequent appearances in top events in South Africa such as Bubbles in Spring and Gold and Diamond Experience.
After a long break from the limelight, renowned media and radio personality, Gaona Dintwe is back. She was missed by many on TV, and sheâ€™s back where she belongs, news anchoring on BTV. Gaona has also found a niche in podcasting. She is a host of her own podcast, Gaona Live Conversation, where various people share their stories on camera.
Some of what they discuss is Gender Based Violence (GBV), polygamy and drug addiction. This is highly commendable because even BTV doesnâ€™t have programs that discuss these crucial social issues. The Lentswelemoruti native is also seen in various corporate events where she is engaged as a host.
Now that one-man shows are made fashionable, traditional dance guru and ex-convict, Ditiro Leero is joining the crusade and he will be hosting his also. The show will be held next month at Zone 4 Farm in Selokolela, but the there are traditional dance music artists who have been lined up to perform at the show. Matshana, Morwa Leka and Maswailathota will be doing their thing and probably bring some heat too. Ditiro Leero will be making history as the first traditional artist to host a one-man show in Botswana.
With only two months before Miss World 2023, the reigning Miss Botswana, Lesego Chombo is having many irons in the fire, preparing for the much-anticipated beauty pageant. Miss World 2023 will be the 71st edition of Miss World pageant and it will be held in India. Chombo has been spotted toning her body at Jackâ€™s gym, a requirement that is taken seriously at the pageant. She has also been participating in charity events, something that should add to her profile at the Miss World.