Soweto Fashion Week honours Winnie Mandela through African designs

Soweto Fashion Week honours Winnie Mandela through African designs

- The Soweto Fashion Week 2018 is showcasing African designs

- This is in honour of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

- The event ends on 2 June

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This year's Soweto Fashion Week is themed around African designs as a way of paying tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The glamorous event started on 30 May and will end on 2 June, Briefly.co.za learned. Speaking to iol.co.za, its founder, Stephen Manzini, said:

The original designs to be shown are specifically inspired by Winnie Mandela’s own personal fashion style and preferences.
A model showcases one of the designs. Source: IOL/Simphiwe Mbokazi

A model showcases one of the designs. Source: IOL/Simphiwe Mbokazi

The fashion week is being held at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown. Weather and unforeseen circumstances forced the cancellation of the day's events on Thursday, 31 May.

G Looks Wear, Sibu FDB, and Ruddy Designs are some of the high profile designers who are showcasing their collections.

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Dozens of guests attended the pre-launch party earlier this week. It gave a sneak preview of some of the top designs fashion enthusiasts can look forward to.

Ticket prices for this year's event have been lowered by as much as 50 percent in honour of Winnie Mandela.

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A model showcases one of the designs. Source: IOL/Simphiwe Mbokazi

A model showcases one of the designs. Source: IOL/Simphiwe Mbokazi

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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