Sidumiso rocks Durban Fashion Fair 2016
Zimbabwean designer Sidumiso Tshuma showcased his Knight themed collection on 31 August 2016 at the Durban Exhibition Centre in South Africa.
The designer for his Shadow by Sidumiso brand is one of the 2 designers from the country, is participating at the Durban Fashion Fair as a result of the twinning relationship between Bulawayo and Ethekwini. The other is Nkanyeziyethu Malunga of GANU. The twinning agreement was signed in 2010 and Bulawayo has been participating in the annual Celebrate Durban since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2002.
It is the third time Sidumiso has showcased at the Fair. This year, he shared the stage with South Africa’s Black Pepper, Afro Amanno, House of St Luke, Gravitie, Eullue, Nigeria’s – Clemas, Ghana’s – Abrantie The Gentleman, Duke and Hombre as part of the menswear collections.
After showcasing last year, the Zimbabwean designer dressed South African Idols Judge/TV Personality/Choreographer – Somizi also known as Somgaga. He was one of the few designers that dressed the Idols judge during his attendance at the Durban Fashion Fair 2015.
Sidumiso Tshuma on Knight:
Working on the Knight Collection proved that I can do so much with the fabrics available. My collection is a mixture of woollen material, suiting, jacket material and some metallic in all shades of grey. The collection represents a strong being and cuts through issues of colour by having the colours incorporated being different shades of grey. A knight is a strong person who pushes through no matter what, it just portrays how we as Zimbabweans and Africans, fight through life in our everyday struggles and beauties
All pictures by SDR Photo from Durban Fashion Fair 2016
With information from Hunnar Management Agency