Models from Ngamiland rock the stage at the Intwasa Fashion Show, held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on the 26th of September 2015. Portia Sam Hwera, Loungo Lesang, Bonnete Ngwato and Nkhusi John.
Intwasa Festival Fashion 2015, is part of Intwasa Arts Festival an annual arts and culture festival held in Bulawayo which has come of age, with more than 10 years running and growing attracting artists from all over the world. Again Intwasa Fashion, has partnered with leading retailers such as Edgars through the producers Hunnar Management Agency, and also attracted fashion designers from South Africa. The models groomed by the North West office of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, through the Agency Pashion BMag (Porsh Fashion Beauty & Modelling Agency) were selected to attend and participate at the Fashion Show, held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on the 26th of September 2015. The models showcased garments done by both Zimbabwean and South African based fashion designers.
The models were part of a Model Workshop organised by Pashion BMAg and funded by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, held at the beginning of the year at Kamanga Lodge, were the models acquired skills of the fashion and modelling industry through lectures and exercises conducted by Mrs Portia Sam Hwera.
After being crown Mrs Commonwealth International 2014-2015, in London, November last year, Portia Sam Hwera, incorporated Pashion BMAg a local agency with an objective to identify raw talent from the region, develop it and take it to greater heights by exposing the models to seasoned commercial modelling platforms. Pashion BMAg promises that this is the beginning of bigger projects from the Ngamiland as far as modelling and fashion is concerned.
Talent needs to be identified, groomed and promoted, for it to be noticed and be appreciated as being commercially viable. The modelling industry in Botswana is slowly growing and being appreciated, but as a young industry it will take longer for the models to mature into employable individuals. Sunset Sands (Pty) Ltd after identifying these talented individuals intends to expose them to seasoned platforms which will give the models full and career building exposure. This is with intent to make sure the models get acquainted with the commercial industry and appreciate themselves as worthy to be employed.