VINTAGE CULTURE COME TO LIVE AT DENIM FRIDAY
Written by: Elizabeth Kunene
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) students hosted an open Denim Day at their Westville Campus on Friday.
Three months ago, students started the Denim Friday event with its originality and spark of colours.
Students, fashion enthusiasts and trend setters came in their numbers at the Westville Campus where vintage culture, street gear, fashionable and also affordable denim clothes were selling like hot cakes.
Accounting student, Zama Mkhize, recently launched her own fashion label called ‘Just Vintage’ and was part of the Denim Day market.
“Just Vintage is an authentic brand with original pieces only. We are affordable for an everyday wear as most of our clothes are from thrift shops,” said Mkhize.
Mkhize added that she would like the brand and the event to grow as it’s still new and recently been launched. She urged that more students participate in the event as much as they could.
Traders drew inspiration from modern and vintage denim wear from the various thrift shops in Durban. Their fashionable yet second hand items were mainly from Victoria Market.
Fashion enthusiast and trader, Gugulethu April who came to sell all the fashionable items he buys from thrift shops around town, was just as excited to be part of the event of this magnitude.
“I came to sell my clothing at Denim Friday because of the hunger, culture of vintage and authenticity that already exists in the university. The students are my market so I found it easier to come in and showcase some of my items that are out in the market,” said April.
*Caption: Denim lovers at the UKZN Westville Campus Open Denim Day.