Saturday the 7th of November, 2015 finally arrived and the much anticipated “The Streets My Runway” show commenced at 1+1, Long Cheng Plaza, one of the best night spots in Harare at the moment. The set up was beautifully prepared by a team of young people known as Encore Productions.
Well it didn’t exactly begin at 5pm as the flyer said but we still managed to kick it well in Zimbabwean Time (which is pretty much +1 of regular time). Various designers clothed a set of models to tell their designer story on the ramp. Most of the clothes were either Afrocentric or elegant, for young and expressive people. The main host was the beautiful Miss Pineapple whom I must say had a lot of energy and dance moves to keep us entertained at the show. Off stage she narrated what each design symbolized as the models walked in with their designers.
Designers who made it were :
Maison De Rouge, Blissy Designs, Eclectique Couture, Maricko Nation, Muza Couture, Cici Fashions, Afro Kreations, Trendy A&C and Carol Wutawunashe.
There were performances from dance groups and rap artistes in between segments and the crowd was at one time allowed to give opinions on which designs they favored. Music was pretty much electro and Nigerian music except the one time we got a Jah Prayzah song to bounce to which was on the hosts requests. I personally think local DJ’s have a long way to go as far as promoting local music at events such as this, but I applaud Encore Productions for doing their part to promote local designers and models.
I enjoyed myself and actually managed to meet up with a lot of Facebook and Twitter friends in person. It was a great social experience on my part and I give these young people a big thumbs up for pulling off a very succesful event at a prestigious location in these times.
Finally, the main organizer of the event Nobuhle Nyoni gave her vote of thanks and called up her team to the stage close off the show a well prepared show.