Litso hosts GBV fashion show

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ANNIE Maliki, the founder of fashion stable —Litso — is set to host a fashion show titled The Second Edition: Femme by Litso where fashion and film are used to tell stories affecting women in the societies, with gender-based violence (GBV) being the key issue.

The event will take place at the Hope Center on November 26, coinciding with the 16 Days of Activism Against GBV.

“I’m working on a series of fashion shows and I’m on the second edition – Femme by Litso – where I tell stories that affect women and society as a whole,” Maliki said.

“This is the second part of a story that started in 2018 and still focuses on GBV, except this time we’re highlighting GBV across genres, using fashion and film to tell the stories.”

Maliki said stories are told through fashion by setting the mood through clothing and the use of color and cutouts.

“Overall style helps set the mood a person feels, by telling and portraying a certain story to the world through fashion,” she said.

Maliki will work with Ex Da Voice and future filmmaker Grace Munashe. Sinqobile Mdlongwa Masuku from Intimate Events will also be part of the event and she will be doing all the models and actors involved. Larynx of Certified Records will handle the entertainment side of the event.

Thenjiwe Nyoni from Ubucwazi will showcase her handmade jewellery, mostly beads and wood inspired by the Ndebele culture.

“Ubucwazicwazi ethnic jewelry and ornaments commonly called Ubucwazi meaning “bling” are jewelry that is a fusion of Ndebele culture and modern times, this type of jewelry can be worn at any time such as during traditional ceremonies; day to day or your fancy occasions.

“I came up with this idea after realizing I didn’t identify with the jewelry in the market and had to travel to South Africa to get what I needed, and decided to create my own brand and I realized that there are many other people like me who want to be ethnic all the time,” Nyoni said.

Additionally, she said, “I am very excited about Ubucwazi as a product and I have received a lot of support from the Bulawayo community, I wish one day my products will be worn by everyone.”

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