HIV fund: berg team to model top designs

2009-11-21 00:00

TEN women from rural ­areas in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands will stride down the catwalk wearing top international designers’ dresses in a fundraising project for HIV and Aids tonight.

Top of the list at the fashion show, to be held in Johannesburg, is a Viviene Westwood creation to be modelled by Sebenzile Kubheka, a community care­giver and member of Isibani Community Centre in Khethani village in the Drakensburg area. Creations of South African professional designers and students will be worn by the other nine women from Isibani.

The project was born when Roz Thomas approached Heather Costaras early this year and they started a women’s empowerment project, the Tapestry of Dreams.

“She asked if we could use rural women in a fund- raising auction for Isibani Community Centre. I agreed and a lot of organisations came on board.” The dresses will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to charity, Costaras said.

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