Emmanuel Kayenda brings The Fashion Extravaganza to BW
International renowned model, Emmanuel Kayenda this morning hosted media for an intimate press briefing at Gaborone's upbeat Black Bistro restaurant in the CBD. The signed Boss Model talent, is putting together a Fashion Extravaganza that will run in two phases. The first event will be a 1day event that is expected to attract over 200 people and the second event will run for 3days.
To kickstart the event, a fashion talk show under the theme, Building a fashion brand, will be led by South African and local fashion icons in order to create dialogue around issues surrounding the fashion industry and impart key success factors that can aid aspiring bloggers, designers, models and fashion graduates succeed within the industry. David Tlale, Sindisiwe Shangase, Black Trash Deaigns and Thabang Molotsi are the confirmed Industry experts that will sit on the panel at the workshop. Kayenda shared the importance of including local industry players as a way of empowering and acknowledging the contribution that they have made in growing Botswana's fashion industry.
Kasane will host the second phase of the event in a 3day fashion week. Kayenda hopes hosting the fashion week in Kasane will show the diversity that the town has and have people remember it as more than just a tourist location, but a fashion city. The event promises to bring glitz and glamour to Kasane as its expected to attract ted international designers, models, media and bloggers to showcase and experience vast talent.
As a way of giving back to the community he grew up in, Kayenda, through 45 minutes with Emmanuel Kayenda has adopted the Art and Home Economics Department under the Adopt a School program where they will assist students with stationary, mentorship and give them an oportunity to showcase their products at the fashion week.