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Fashion awards set for Friday

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THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) will host a new event dubbed The Diamond Scissors Fashion Awards (DSFA) on Friday.

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The inaugural excellence awards will focus on fashion, art and culture celebrating the excellence in the fashion and cultural industries’ journey since independence.

The red carpet event will be held in honour of the extraordinary design talents and business successes and celebration of outstanding significant contributions, achievements, promotion, development made by design entrepreneurs, artists, individuals, institutions, agencies, corporate firms and other organisations in Zimbabwe’s fashion and cultural industry.

“Fashion is a generic term and should be best understood from one’s cultural personality background thus through the DSFA, platform to encourage, recognise and reward local designer talent and fashion business successes has been created by investing in the local fashion, cultural tourism, art and leisure industries creating sustainable economies through building of a rich resource base and capacity utilisation through viable strategic partnerships,” event organiser Victor Nayajeka said. He said it will be a night to recognise those who gave the contemporary generation style and vision.

“Kiki Divaris, who is Zimbabwe’s foremost pageant organiser and the Zimbabwean textile giants of the 1980s and 90’s such as David Whitehead will also be up for accolades,” Nyajeka said.

He said great achievements, regional and international prowess by the local industry, cultural organisations and developmental partners with the funding to back grassroots initiatives have been lost with the passage of time.

“This initiative will contribute to the harmonisation and awareness and development of fashion, cultural tourism and art trends within the country,” Nyajeka said.

He said the awards would foster strategic focus on strengthening the pillars of the fashion society establishing and setting industry standards for the successful promotion, development and revival of the local fashion industry.

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