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Mercedez Benz Fashion Week scout local model

Publishing Date : 05 August, 2019

Author : KEAMOGETSE MOTONE

The international fashion, Mercedez Benz Fashion Show will be tagging along local model, Thato Edison Diako to model designer clothes for international fashion designer, Clavon Leonard. The fashion show is slated for 2nd to 4th August 2019.


Diako’s career as a model started about four years ago to cure a wicked case of artist blockage. He walked at the Global Expo: The Ramp, Fashion without Borders, Mpumalanga Fashion & Design Week to mention but a few. He appeared as a muse on several skin pride stories; including editorials of local photographer Raymond Geoffrey’s African Translate.


He also directed a visual production of Gender Based Violence Campaign titled Scars to My Souls and he is currently producing a visual exhibition and a book titled I Black and that is side by side with a master class series tour that will cover Botswana & South Africa.
He was later discovered by a New York based luxury fashion designer Clavon Leonard in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Who was later endorsed by him for the Mercedez Benz Fashion.“He got the organisers to check my work/profile. I guess they liked what they saw and I got an invitation to come and model on one of the international fashion shows of prestige and class,” he said.


He also hinted that Leonard will be showcasing at Mercedes-Benz Accra Ghana and that he will be walking at his fashion show in New York later in the year. Diako stated that being afforded that opportunity will allow him to grow as model as well as soar to become an international model. “Both for me as a creative and to the growing fashion industry in Botswana, this has the potential to accelerate my career in ways unfathomable,” he said. Currently he is looking for a Samaritan to sponsor her ticket flight worth P8000 to be able to showcase his talent.


Diako urged Batswana that it is about time they started to invest not just funding, but also on imaginative capacity especially at a time like this when there's need to diversify Africa's economic firmament. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a series of international fashion weeks sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.  


Designers featured during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week include notable designers from across the globe. Notable Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks include events in Madrid, Berlin, Australia, Georgia, Miami, Russia, Istanbul, Mexico, and "Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York," which  is held during New York Fashion Week.

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