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Dibeela to showcase culture designs in Nigeria

Publishing Date : 31 July, 2018

Author : KEAMOGETSE MOTONE

Local designer, Thabiso Dibeela will be showcasing her designs in September at the Africa Fashion Week which is set to take place in Nigeria.


Dibeela is the founder, CEO and Creative Director of the Brand Thabied. She consults directly with clients who order custom pieces which are ball gowns, red carpet gowns, wedding dresses and ready to wear clothing. She manages the production team and administrative operations of Thabied on daily basis. She is mostly known for designing former Miss Botswana winner, Seneo Mabengano as well as showcasing at Accra, Ghana at Accra Fashion Week.


In an interview with WeekendLife, she cited that showing interest in the fashion show secured her a space in the platform. “I got absorbed into wanting to showcase in Nigeria because it is one of the few ways to get recognized as a fashion designer in Africa, here in the Southern African Region and in my country Botswana. Also my intent is to grow the brand and showcasing on international runways is one way to do it,” she said.


The renowned designer could not hide her excitement, “It’s a great opportunity and a privilege to showcase at AFWN2018. This is yet another milestone to be bigger and better things and to display for my country's fashion and creativity as well as for Africa in general. Its empowering and I cannot wait to share Thabied with the world,” she highlighted. “My designs are definitely going be a bit biased to my culture and tradition as a Motswana designer but with a futuristic and modern glam. So expect Botswana prints and a flag themed collection,” she said.


She hinted that the best way to represent her country is by presenting its rich culture, tradition and natural resources through her creative craft. “Some of my pieces will feature home sourced crystals, subtle but edgy and as aforementioned futuristic but with a modern feel, “she added.


Africa Fashion Week is a fashion show that stages designers who want to be exposed but do not have finances to do international shows. The platform has also assisted designers to build sustainable living and its main focus is to use fashion as an instrument of sustainability and for social change.

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