Tafadzwa Zimoyo Fashion
Another week has ended and we say goodbye to February.
The month of love was full of red and black, now we enter the ”Ides of March” and obviously, again it’s Women’s Month.
February is closing down with awards season finale and this time it is the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA).
We understand that it will not be a full award show if there is no red carpet or if we do not talk about fashion.
But first let me take you back to last week.
Popular radio station Star FM hosted its musical awards last week and the event was held under the theme — Music in Colour.
Oh boy, radio presenters and some local celebrities came dressed to kill.
Netherlands-based singer Vimbai Zimuto did not disappoint as she brought her “A” game on the red carpet.
Maybe because she is from where it all happens, she knows how to pull it through, dressing for the function.
She wore a green silhouette with African prints, glittering and shimmering style, not forgetting the slit, giving us the leg factor and it turned heads.
Some of the ladies who wore it better at the star studded event included United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean born designer Leah Mumbwandarika, ZTN presenter Itai Mutinhiri, 326 presenter KVG, BoomBaby, gospel songstress Janet Manyowa and JanJam boss Cynthia Bizure Sithole.
The invited guests made sure what they were wearing was going hand-in-hand with the theme, but kudos to them as it was not too colourful.
Many thought we were going to see a lot of colourful dresses because of the theme, but alas, Zimbabweans now know how to dress.
On to the gentlemen side, well, it will be myopic if we do not talk about them too.
Phatisani Sibanda, affectionately known as “Shumba Pazvese” again proved that he is not only a lion mammal, but knows how to put a stitch when it comes to dressing.
Dressed by popular men’s fashion brand 4May International, the ever cheerful presenter wore a baby blue check suit with stunners and he stole the limelight on the red carpet.
Everyone wanted a “selfie” with Phatisani because of his smartness, who knows he might be the next Karl Lagerfeld.
Other presenters who joined his league included Ollah 7.
Tonight all roads lead to the Rainbow Towers for the 19th edition of the NAMAs and according to the organisers, it is more to do on production hence, “not a prize–giving day”.
In that regards, the organisers have divided the show in three categories; red carpet show, pre-show and the main event.
Well, this is a first in the history of Zimbabwe to have such calibre.
The question on everyone’s lips is: will they pull what they have been preaching, and is Zimbabwe ready for such style?
Another thing is time factor.
Some Zimbabweans are still skeptical and should we say not time conscious.
Please NAMA, since you are our “Oscars”, as I always say, stick to the drawing board and everything should run on time.
The major attraction tonight is again on the red carpet, and they have a 30-metre stretch.
Yes, you read it right, according to the organisers, the red carpet will have space for autographs and pictures with the celebrities.
This is also a great opportunity for local designers to shine.
I say bring it on and see you on the red carpet!!!
Oh yeah, dress for television.