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Meet Nisha Thavar, the managing director of the KZN Fashion Council.

When the KZN Fashion Council board advertised for a new managing director, they were looking for someone with sound business acumen.

And they got just that in Nisha Thavar, who took over the job in January, and as it happened, also had a real interest in the sector, having once gained a fashion design certificate.

She was previously in the corporate world in a number of roles, before becoming a consultant in commercial, strategic planning, procurement and customer development, working for a wide range
of major companies.

She knew when she spotted that KZN Fashion Council advertisement that given her business background, she could add value to the organization.#AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #ProudlyAfrican #KZNFASHION

Meet designer Dudu Ngubane
Dudu Ngubane, whose label is Du Confidence Design, used to specialise solely in fashion for bigger-sized women, but as a result of demand, now caters for
small sizes as well. "We keep it simple and straight and to the point," she explained.

What once started out as a hobby has now become an established business with premises at 77 Musgrave Road (she is relocating to uShaka Marine World in
October). Contact details: cell: 072 469 9869. Email: zisenhle1@gmail.com #AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #KZNFashion #fashionweek #ProudlyAfrican

Did you know that the Africa Fashion Exchange opens opportunities for mentorships, collaborations and business opportunities for participating designers. Come and join us for this fashion extravanganza. #AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #KZNFashion #ProudlyAfrican

Meet designer Fathima Khan
Fathima Khan, whose name is her label, has always done exclusive couture designs, but following requests from her clients, she has now added another dimension to her business. She has just launched a spring-summer range and has also introduced her clients to her luxury leather handbag range.

Fathima has her own real estate business, but explains that she has always been passionate about fashion and would like to grow her brand. #AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #KZNFashion #fashionweek #proudlyAfrican

Excitement is mounting as we gear up for Africa Fashion Exchange. Here's what went down at our offices today as we prepared for our three day fashion extravaganza, the 2018 AFX.

The AFX will take place from September 27 until September 29, at the Greyville Convention Centre. Look out for more updates on our social media platforms. #KZNFashion #AFX #AfricaByDesign #fashionweek #KZNFashion #glamourouslife #settingtrends

Meet designer Silomo Ntombela : Silomo Ntombela was born and bred in Durban. She will be exhibiting at the Africa Fashion Exchange from September 27-29. She attended Durban Girls College and went on to study film and media studies at the University of Cape Town.
In third year she shifted focus to fashion and film and never looked back. After landing a job with Miss Moneypenny where she learnt about designing and styling her career was kick started. She received a bursary from UKZN to study fashion entrepreneurship with the KZN Fashion Council. This, she said, helped her to understand the business side of fashion. After this she launched three shops – Silomo Boutiques - in Station Road, Morningside and Cowies Hill but quickly consolidated.
Today she puts all her energy in one shop that caters for the plus size market. More recently she is part of a collaboration of 7 designers calling themselves ‘Love Curvy’ as a pop-up brand. She wants plus-sized ladies to feel fabulous and confident.#AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #KZNFashion #kznfc #AllRoadsLeadToAFX

KZN Fashiok Council caught up with designer Dumisane Kweyama today. Kweyama will be showcasing at the Africa Fashion Exchange that's taking place from September 27 until September 29. Let's hear what he had to say.#AFX2018 #fashion #kzn #Ellpag

Meet designer AzoloTanzi Azolo Tanzi, whose brand is Azee Tanzi, specialises in ready-to-wear and tailored suits for women. Azee Tanzi will be exhibiting at the Africa Fashion Exchange.
She has been in the business for four years and has had her studio in Durban for two years. It is in Pioneer Place, Dr Pixley kaSeme (West) Street.

Contact details: Cell: 083 507 8141. Email:azee.tanzi@gmail.com
#AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #Wedokznfashion #fashionweek #allthingafrican

Seven days left until the Africa Fashion Exchange! The AFX will be held from September 27-29 at the Greyville Convention Centre. All are welcome. #AFX2018 #KZNFashion #AfricaByDesign #fashionweek #WeDoKZNFashion

Meet Khulile Lamula

Khulile Lamula of Imara Jewellery promotes "heritage with a modern twist." She will be exhibiting at this year's Africa Fashion Exchange.She works with a group of excellent craftswomen in a small community outside Bothas Hill and promotes locally made jewellery made from different materials, such as beads, grass, fabric, wool and telephone wire.

Her jewellery ranges from elegant to every day to casual.

And it has graced the catwalks in Italy during a high-profile fashion week.

Khululile has just returned from a week-long international jewellery trade show in Paris where she displayed her work and networked with buyers.#AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #WeDoKZNFashion

The Africa Fashion Exchange (AFX) 2018 will bring together the movers and trailblazers of the fashion industry and uniting them with the big thinkers, entrepreneurs, from September 27 until September 29. All are welcome. We hope to see you there. #AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #wedokznfashion

KZN Fashion Council caught up with emerging designer Lusanda Ndlula from Indoni Fashion House just before the Africa Fashion Exchange(AFX). Indoni Fashion House will be exhibiting at the AFX. Here's what Lusanda had to say. #AFX2018 #AfricaByDesign #KZNFashion #fashionweek

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