Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter
Zimbabwe Charity Fashion Expo is calling for auditions of models, make-up artists and designers ahead of the expo which will take place on July 29.
The expo is taking place at Rainbow Towers and will see selected 25 participants in each category showcasing their talents from exhibiting to modelling.
The auditions date is May 27 at the same venue where the expo will take place. The expo is a brainchild of Ndanatsei Usaiwevhu, Bush Dzikiti and Zvidzai Mapfumo and will run under the theme, ‘classy, stylish and elegant’ in a bid to accommodate all fashion facets and raise funds for the girl child foundation they are working on.
In an interview, one of the organisers Usaiwevhu said preparations are at advanced stage and those interested should come for auditions. “We are calling for those interested in taking part at the inaugural charity fashion expo to come and register,” she said.
“We only need 25 people in each category and those who would have made it will showcase their products and talents. They will later go camping in Vic Falls and have a workshop on empowerment and how best they can change the industry,” she said.
She said they are appealing to the corporate world to come and assist this initiative which is linked with Manicaland project for sanitary wear for disadvantaged girls.
Usaiwevhu said the event is a red carpet affair. “There will be live entertainment on the night. We are still negotiating deals with some local artists but host of the event will be Zvidzai Mapfumo while disc jockey Selekta will be on the decks.
“Invited guests are expected to dress up for the occasion and the good thing is that the 25 selected designers will have a chance to choose the best dressed guest and share their story on designing and giving tips on dressing for the occasion,” she said.