AS part of promoting the work of local designers, Matatiele models paraded outfits designed locally at the third Matatiele Fashion Show, hosted in Matatiele Town Hall last Saturday, November 24. The event was organised by Zimasa Ndamase, a designer who established the event for local designers to showcase their creations and expand their talent base. This year’s theme, “Magical Colours”, promoted style and the results were delightful. “There are many fashion designers and models in Matatiele that need to be exposed. This year’s event has opened up opportunities for young people to get into modelling,” said Ndamase. Television personality Sibahle Monica Gabela, who was at the event, encouraged models and designers to seek opportunities elsewhere instead of limiting themselves to one town. She promised to assist models with training.