JOY Maggati Rusike, the woman behind Uzuri Creations, an African print specialist will on Friday be celebrating the first anniversary for the clothing line.
The event, scheduled for Borrowdale at her house, will be exclusive to just 30 guests whom Joy says have stood by her in the first year.
“I definitely would have wanted to have a hundred or so, but this is being done at my house and it means I cannot accommodate many people,” she said yesterday.
“The preparations are on course and we are right on track.”
“Uzuri women come in all shapes and sizes and that helps us stick to our Uzuri licious or African culture,” she said.
“Our designs are not guided by dictates of other cultures other than Africanism.”
She said the food and the music at the event will also be a reflection of African culture.
“The whole evening we will have music from our beautiful continent especialy from artistes like Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita and Baaba Maal among others,” said Joy.
“There will also be a live performance by mbira musician Sithabile Mahubaba.”
Uzuri Creations was formed on August 1 in 2013 by Joy.
Her speciality of African print allows fusion with other styles to avoid what she calls over-wearing.
She has dressed business women, diplomats and politicians, but says she is now getting ready to expand.