Thursday, 22 September 2011

BOTSWANA FASHION WEEK 16-17 September

MIX AND MISS.Gatsh IT.

Fashion week has taken over the collective fashion conversation. it is everywhere, the designers,fashion list A'S, bloggers can't get enough of it..

in all this Fashion Week hoopla, who is really being represented? Whose fashion week is on the raider
weirdly enough African Fashion week seem to always go under the rader fashion season after fashion season. never the same hype, never with the same vigor and attention accorded to the rest. where are the globe trotting streetstyle bloggers capturing tons of photos of the sartorial bests of the  fashion insiders?

where are the fashion editors who for the past few fashion seasons have held OUR 'tribal, ethnic' trend hostage? where were the designers who in the last few seasons have adopted , appropriated, stolen African prints/wax/batics as their fabric of choice never  ever giving credit?
 where were the popular fashion bloggers of influence who can fly all the way to  New Zealand ... can they not afford tickets to Africa? The whole thing bullish is just rude and disrespectful. i suppose Fashion is not supposed to be considerate, it is of the moment and lets face it for more than a few moments, Africa has never quite been 'of the moment'.


 Botswana Fashion Week.I WON'T GO INTO DETAILS about my feelings and how A WEEKWEAK it was.I don't care it you are in a 3rd,2nd world,1st world country,in whatever you do make PHENOMENAL THE NORM,status more than anything else, that's all.
Well we not here to shoot anyone down,but recognise the days that were..the root of the designs..the inspiration behind the designs,just the designs, the designers
 and the models.(God bless these models), what they go through- its bigger than fashion:/ anyways..


DAY 1
came.. saw us GaTSH Fros as back dressers/stylists, helter-skelter.. was the fact of the day.We were doing it for the love,passion of fashion,FOR YOU TO BELIEVE THE HYPE.The designers who showcased, just to mention a few were, BLACK TRASH, PEARL, DELAYNA,JULIA,THEO RAGS, TEEZ, TSHEPISO,PHOMOLO.Some of the designers truly had exotic designs which could represent Botswana far and beyond these boarders.
THE DESIGNS..














THE DAY THAT WAS..OUR FAVE FASH THUGS!!




thee GaTsh Fros AND Bros
 Randy Nkwe

 Michelle & Sharon






DAY 2
Another day another ramble, but alas life beckons.Day2 of the fashion week was held in a more intimate, glamourous,GaTsh set up,Cresta Lodge. It was right n many levels.


WORK HARD..PLAY HARDER RIGHT??  we GaTsh Fros took the front row(YES..ITS ONLY RIGHT:) )...off to go flaunt OUR GaTshyNESS and not forgetting the amazing designers.
THE DESIGNS..that were.. 















PLEASE NOTE:) THE FASHION,DESIGN SHOTS FOR DAY 2 ARE BY
 MIKEY S..A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING AND WORKING IN BOTSWANA AND SURROUNDING COUNTRIES. HE HAS DONE WORK FOR VERY HIGH-CLASS CLIENTS IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES- RANGING FROM WEDDINGS, ADVERTISING, FASHION AND CORPORATE EVENTS 

ITS ONLY RIGHT..HERES HIS SITE http://www.whoismikey.net/


GaTsh PLAYGROUND





and after the party is the after party..pardieee





























4 comments:

  1. nice rra iteka mo Botswana!....

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  2. I love the vinyl bag! Amazing!!!
    kisses.

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  3. yeah ra iteka..a ere tsogeng! Hugo the bag is bawwsss:)

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  4. Anonymous8:22 pm

    Botswana has great talent ... a re rotoetsaneng re gole

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