CULTURAL ATTIRE CAN BE WORN EVERYDAY
By: Dale Munatswa
Local designers took to the stage at the Durban City Hall to make the point that traditional attire can be worn everyday.
The fashion show was hosted by cultural organisation Indoni. According to Indoni Mpumalanga coordinator, Nomvula Khoza, the show aimed to promote local designers and encourage young South Africans to adopt traditional attire.
Khoza said, ” Children do not regard traditional attire as fashionable. We are trying to portray an image that encourages the youth to wear their cultural attire and showcase them and take pride in doing so.”
Amongst the designers where David Tlatla, Nomfundo Modlada, Sibusmanga Designs and Indoni Fashion House.
Sibu Msimanga of Sibusmanga Designs said that the clothes she showcased could be worn everyday.
“My designs show that you can wear cultural attire in your day to day life,” said Msumanga.
The fashion show fell in-line with the Indoni’s aim to recultivate and regenerate cultural value in people through entertainment. It was filled with enthusiastic attendants and colourful presentations which left people satisfied and happy.
Luleka Bonga, an attendant, said, “it is a very good initative to promote local designers and artists.”
This fashion show marked the very first cultural fashion show by the Indoni cultural organisation.