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Fashion4Africa: Can you give F4A a little explanation on designing the collection, how did you decide on the fabrics used?

Fashion4Africa: Establish the research that went into your decision making?

Mona: Research is a necessary starting point for any collection Mona: The design brief for the however for me it is the part of Fashion4Africa designer of the the process that never stops year 2019 competition requested because I am constantly looking that we design a collection that out for new trends or any reflects our country of origin, elements that may influence heritage or tribe while staying them. true to who we are as designers Fashion4Africa: With the For me, the starting point was collaboration with Global thinking of home (Zimbabwe) and Mamas in mind reveal research my heritage. As expected feeling fashion trends/forecast for homesick characterised by 2020-2021, so we establish ‘was tightness in my chest was the your intention for timeless result. I chose to use this as my pieces or to forecast’? inspiration hence the corsets. Mona: Research indicated that The bold and bright colours were Zimbabwe gets a significant taken straight from the Zimbabwe amount of its wealth from flag. My tribe was represented by farming cotton therefore the use the Ndebele tribal prints which of cotton or cotton blend Fabric luckily picked up the colours of was the most logical choice. the flag too. Some other fabrics had to be For this collection, my intention introduced for purposes of was to follow the brief as much as bringing interest to the designs possible in the decisions and (a play on texture and choices I made. monochrome contrast with taffeta) or problem-solving (stretch fabric for plus sizes).

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