Fashion fundraising

2017-08-08 06:01
Megan Toefy, Wendy Tom and Shanay Floris before going on stage at the Wynberg High School fashion show.PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

Megan Toefy, Wendy Tom and Shanay Floris before going on stage at the Wynberg High School fashion show.PHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

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Wynberg High School was all glitz and glamour as it presented the Captured-Fabulous Fashion Show last week.

The show was done over two days, on Tuesday and Wednesday, to help raise funds for the school.

It was made possible by the teachers, learners and parents in collaboration with Afrika Ablaze. The show featured acts on the catwalk, choreographed dance routines and outfits made out of recycled material, showcasing learners’ dancing skills and passion for the arts.

“This is our first, big fundraiser and we are happy that everything came together, perfectly.” says Mduduzi Nyembe, teacher and coordinator of the show.

“The school is in need of money as we have various expenses that has to be covered, including textbooks and the feeding scheme. We have children from all over attending the school, and being able to help with a plate of food and transportation thus became ­critical.”

The school worked with Afrika Ablaze’s Glenda Jones to find sponsorship for the event.

It was a tough road trying to get sponsors as they were turned down but eventually the Fix in Kenilworth Centre came on board and agreed to supply clothing for the show.

Beauty Therapy students of Wynberg’s College of Cape Town offered to do the make-up and Sound Worx provided the sound.

Jones says she was approached by the school to put the show together, from the choreography to the art direction.

The theme of the fashion show was “Fairytales”.

“Most of the fashion clothes were created with the use of recycled waste items. The dance styles featured in the show range from cabaret and Latin to acro dance and modern Africa,” says Jones.

Beauty Therapy student Nuhaa Stellenboom says they needed to pay attention to the make-up detail because it had to complement the clothing and stage lighting.

“We wanted the learners participating in the fashion show to look natural with the use of basic make-up. We had to make sure that the make-up would go with the clothes,” she says.

The success of the event has motivated the school to do more events in the future.

“This is not just about getting funds, but putting those funds into something sustainable for the community,” says Nyembe.

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