Thabiso Vincent Lueew, Mabel Black and Rorisang Ratsui who showcased their creations at the recent Free State Fashion Week will on Friday, October 11 join several other designers from around the world at the Fashion Week Brooklyn in New York, USA.
Current Miss Free State and model Lungile Mazibuko will be joining the trio in New York. The gorgeous model was the Face of Free State Fashion Week in 2018 and is the only model who has been scouted to walk this runway.
She becomes the second model from Mangaung to walk at an international runaway in just a month.
Last month, Caitlyn Rockman walked the runway at the New York Fashion Week. Rockman was part of the Face of Free State Fashion Week in 2017, a mentorship programme set for young women to develop and empower themselves while they get involved in community upliftment programmes organised by the Free State Fashion Council.
She was part of the Face of Free State Fashion Week in 2017.
This also comes after the 4th segment of the Free State Fashion Week – an annual fashion and lifestyle event that took place at the Sun Windmill Hotel and Casino in Bloemfontein on 19 -21 September.
Free State Fashion Council Chairperson Candy Smith said, “During this exciting time for Free State Fashion designers, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the 3 designers who will be showcasing their collections on an International platform for the first time. This is the start of many big opportunities for these designers. My advice to them, the sky is not even the limit. Reach for your dreams, be focused and persistent in your vision the rest will follow. With this in mind, we will make sure to create many more platforms like this for more designers in future as this is only the start of greater things to come.”
The quartet will represent Africa in the ‘Hello Africa Fashion’ segment of the Fashion Week Brooklyn aimed at giving African designers a platform to showcase their world ready garments.