PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
GakwiMashego
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 742
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all GakwiMashego's badges.
 

Why angels shouldn't wear white

14 July 2014, 12:56

 My name is Zanele Ndlovu. I am a twenty-four years old fashion designer born in Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga. I started designing both couture and chic at a very young age, learning the ropes from my mother who is the source of my inspiration. She is also the designer who continually encourages me to improve on my designing. My first entry into the world of fashion was through making doll clothes and selling them to my peers. 

 As I grew up the selling point for my reason to aspire to grow further was my ever improving fashion designing skills. I found inspiration from simple things to do what I love the most. My passion is inspired by seeing the end product of what I envisaged, which is what keeps me going. Being a creator is the most fulfilling occupation I could indulge in, since for that moment I am a god – a creator and can marvel at the beauty of my work.

 My style is largely influenced by the fashion I see every day, which mostly influences me to recreate and redefine existing fashion to my own understanding. My fashion definition is creating beauty in what I do and making the consumers of my creations feel and find their own identity in them. 

 My style can be defined in many terms even though I don’t want to put it in a box. It has been defined as traditional African, Afro- chic, Afro-centric. my inspiration towards such creations is to maintain my identity and define my style, yet again I am able to expand my abilities  to suit  different occasions and different styles.

 What keeps me going in designing is hope and belief in what I do. My ambition is to grow and learn more in and about fashion to not compete with the existing big names in the fashion world internationally but be a part of what they do. 

 I want to be part of the growth of the fashion industry in South Africa, seeing that at the moment   fashion designing is not as big here as other international markets. We have not yet reached a stage whereby we can boast season collections staged in the big cities, either simultaneously or successively. For us to reach that stage whereby we can have a Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn Collections staged in both Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit talent should be identified even in our rural areas, not only in Gauteng. This can help in the growth of our fashion industry with more players participating in growing this industry.

 Considering the fact that not all have the opportunity to further their studies natural ability and creativity should be promoted. I believe our country can grow in terms of fashion, given the chance & opportunity to expand our horizons.

 My fashion label and designer name is DARK ANGEL. Given a chance on the ramp to showcase my designs and creativity I believe that my label will grow to be amongst the best, not only in South Africa but internationally as well.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Balt Verhagen
Comment: On xenophobia, corruptio...

Sydwell-Magocoba is quite right that these phenomena are a scourge on South Africa. But he is dead wrong to claim that the African Dream was just the imagination of two old men. Read more...

0 comments 98 views
Self-motivation is not good enoug...

Thomas Jefferson once said these words to motivate people: “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act!" Read more...

0 comments 46 views
Submitted by
AsGodIsMyWitness
Goodbye racist foreigners

There is no place in South Africa for racism. We are struggling to rid South Africa of racism and don't need any foreigners in our country, black or white, who support racism in any way shape or form. Read more...

0 comments 199 views
Submitted by
Tafadzwa Astro Munetsi
How to improve SA's space program

Though considered to be the leading country in Africa in terms of Space Exploration, there are many aspects which hinders the full functionality of South Africa to meet the world standards. Read more...

0 comments 36 views
Submitted by
Elaine Bing
Our xenophobia is showing signs o...

So many of the factors that have underpinned and led to genocide in other areas of the world are present in South Africa. We are on dangerous ground. Read more...

0 comments 99 views
Submitted by
Mitta Xinindlu
Narcissism and leadership

Many people go on with life without acknowledging or addressing what I propose to be the biggest misunderstanding between people in the workplace today, a personality disorder. Read more...

0 comments 82 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.