By CHRISTINE MWAABA –
Zambian fashion designer Kapasa Musonda exhibited her new collection of Mangishi fashion designs last Friday at HotelIntercontinental.
Kapasa’s new line of clothing was blended with creative pieces that exude elegance and still maintained the Zambian touch to the designs.
The new collection of Mangishi designs highlighted classic, special shimmering styles of the old and modern times which matched the latest fashion trends.
Kapasa said she adores this particular collection as it incorporates and highlights the ethnicity of the Zambian culture.
“I love to create local designs to give Zambian’s a distinctive appearance that stands out,” she said.
The fashion show kicked off with a vibrant, spectacular, display of supporting designers ahead of the Mangishi clothing line parade.
Supporting designers included Debbie’s Pretty with problems collection, Musha collection and Reuben Ngandu collection.
In addition, the elements of live band music to the production got the audience dancing.
On the other hand, the models captivated the audience with their attires that were sparkly and well-groomed which enabled the audience to appreciate the detail and craftsmanship of each outfit that was displayed.
The audience was also fascinated with the unique male designs and male models that showed off Reuben’s collection.
Reuben was the only male designer at the fashion show.
He presented men’s designs whose collections interpret the fabrics and print of African traditional heredity as well as an addition of contemporary western silhouette.
Reuben said promoting Zambian designs will give the country an identity.
“Love of local designs, Love of Nature, Love of indigenous cloths, is one thing that can make every Zambian know who we are and where we come from”. He said.
The show wrapped up with all the models displaying the entire Mangishi collection.