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Masa Square Fashion Show on cards

Publishing Date : 10 September, 2019

Author : KEAMOGETSE MOTONE

Masa Square is set to be filled with glitz and glamour as it plays host to the most sought after annual fashion show of the year.  On the 19th of October, the hotel will be welcoming this year’s much anticipated event which has been themed; “Spotlight on Botswana’’. It is promised to be one of the most exciting events of the year.

 

For a third year running, the Masa Fashion Show, continues to redefine the local creative and textiles industry for the better, through strengthening cross industry relationships and creating opportunities for growth in the fashion industry. This year’s fashion show, will yet again-for the third time running-see the multi-faceted, director and producer for special events, stage and television; in fashion, music and lifestyle, Jan Malan, collaborate with Masa Square Hotel.



The Hotel is set to showcase a ‘one-of-a kind international couture experience’, which will see thirteen of the country’s seasoned fashion designers, display their Botswana garments with much pride and enthusiasm, as the Hotel transforms the streets of Gaborone’s Central Business District (CBD), into a spectacular runway.  Speaking on the choice of theme, Masa Square Hotel General Manager, Hayden Bowl said, “This year our beloved country has made a number of strides and gained international recognition in the media and society at large. Stories are being shared; both positive and negative, the underlying issue remains that they are told from a foreign lens.’’  ‘Masa Square Hotel recognises that the time is now to tell our narrative as Batswana. Who are we? What do we have to offer? What does it mean to be proudly Motswana today? Hence the title ‘Spotlight on Botswana’ ’’ he added.

 

Masa Square Hotel believes that there is no time than the present, to share our country’s narrative to the world. The Hotel is proud to bring to fashion enthusiasts and revelers alike a fashion show by Batswana for Batswana. Designers showcasing this year include; Lebo Merafhe of Lebo Merafhe, Tankiso Mathware Botha of Priestly, Lesedi Matlapeng of Kefseddy Designs, Candida & Wedu Montsho of DihDah, Thabiso Dibeela of Thabie D Originals, Tankiso Mathware of Priestly, Delayna Scott of Delayna Scott designs, Ratanang Morontshe of RA-MOR Designs, Laone Botshoma of Ncagabana, Lerang Eden Keabile of Le-queer, Phomolo Polinyane & Chawanda July of Amber Leigh Creations, Katlego Moatshe by Jubilee XXV and Pamela Wame Ntshwarang of Casa de Pamela Designs. The hotel once again committed to collaborating with only the crème de le crème of the fashion world, with some new and returning faces gracing the event. All images for the ‘Spotlight on Botswana’ campaign were captured by photographer, David Billboard.

 

“As a business first luxury hotel, we understand the importance of highlighting the unique, relevant, robust story of our beloved country that is authentically US. We wish to shine the spotlight on Botswana’s inherent passion and talent in the Fashion and Creative industry. The time is NOW.” Bowl exclaimed.

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