Tuesday, 10 September 2013

ZFW 2013 Experience (Ed 2): YDP and Goddess

This is the Second part to my ZFW2013 editions. On this edition i focus on the YDP (Young Designers Programme) and Goddess by Fatima. The YDP is of particular importance to me because i'm always excited to see new material, new ideas, designs and competitors. This year's theme was "Fashion Through The Ages", with young people bringing in new innovations into fashion.  Now unfortunately i wasn't well vested with the most of the participants but i was glad that i was familiar with Tanaka Leroy Samukange of 7:30 Apparel. Another YDP participants was Sarudzai Murungu, who won Young Designer of the year.

Young Designer's Programme

7:30 Apparel Women's denim range
His T-shirt gives it away... Tanaka Leroy Samukange with another one of his designs.
Goddess by Fatima

Now i'm not familiar with Fatima but i will say her collection was quite elegant, polished and classy. The detail in the prints with the combination of the full skirt was just exquisite for me. Out of all the dresses designs/patterns in the world, i'm particularly fond with circle dresses with a full skirt. Tops to Fatima and the models for pulling off the sweetheart neckline (which is quite common in evening gowns and wedding dresses).

Fierce dress, Fierce walk with a Fierce Face. This was my favourite dress, i can relate to it because of my height and slim figure as well as the choice in the stripes.
Image Courtesy of Simon Deiner (SDR) Photography.
The lady behind Goddess, Fatima.
Image Courtesy of Simon Deiner (SDR) Photography

Stay Gorg and Glam,

DISCLAIMER: These are photos for Signature Toscie Blog taken by Tendai Sophia. There are in no manner professional photos nor editorial photos. For professional photos covering Zimbabwe Fashion Week please visit SIMON DEINER PHOTOGRAPHY or TNASH PHOTOGRAPHY.


  1. Hi There The names of the designers are the one with Egyptian theme was Anne with the first outfit and gold and black suit. the Second Picture is a model dressed by Claudia Madamombe, the third and ninth models were dressed by praise chikata the forth by Sarudzai Murumbu as well as the sixth the fifth was dressed by Nompumelelo Sambangwa the seventh was dressed by Natasha Mubare the 10th were dressed by Graham wilst the 11th and 12th were dressed by Tanaka Samkange. The theme was fashion through the ages

    1. Lovely! Thank you for the heads up Kiki. Much appreciated, the only designer i was familiar with was Tanaka. But i love your contribution :)

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  3. Sarudzai is Murungu not murumbu

  4. If you proof-read this blogpost it says Sarudzai Murungu in the first paragraph.
    Thank you.