Buyel’Ekhaya Fashion Show

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In keeping with its vision to pay tribute to diverse African art forms, this years’ BUYEL’EKHAYA PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL will include the inaugural BUYEL’EKHAYA FASHION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME where 8 upcoming Eastern Cape designers will be chosen for an mentorship programme with clothing designer THULA SINDI for 10 days in Johannesburg.

In this period the chosen 8 will also design and produce garments from the THULA SINDI studios which will be showcased at the inaugural BUYEL’EKHAYA FASHION SHOW to be held on the 16th of DECEMBER 2016 at the ORIENT THEATRE, EAST LONDON alongside DAVID TLALE, THULA SINDI, TINA NGXOKOLO and Mozambican designer TAIBO BACAR under the theme ‘Going Back to Our Roots’.

Featured artists will include  notable Xhosa traditional instrumentalist MADOSINI, sultry jazz vocalist NOMFUNDO XALUVA and the dynamic Mdantsane based SLO FOOT KING BROTHERS.

The BUYEL’EKHAYA FASHION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME is an empowerment initiative of the BUYEL’EKHAYA PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL and is made possible through the generous support of the FIBRE PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING (FP&M) SETA, SABC and South African fashion designers DAVID TLALE and THULA SINDI.