Mpumalanga Fashion Week | South Africa
Mpumalanga Fashion Week (MFW) was founded in 2008 and hosted her first Autumn Winter Collection in 2009 and another Spring Summer in 2011. The fashion week hosts developing designers and is the only platform in Africa that focuses on new entry level designers into the industry. It’s here where the rest of Africa and South Africa comes to source the next big thing and this is also where industry comes to source new upcoming trends.
Mpumalanga (Zulu name for “the place where the sun rises”) is a province in eastern South Africa, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique. It embraces the southern half of Kruger National Park, a huge nature reserve with abundant wildlife including big game. The province’s iconic Blyde River Canyon, among the world’s largest, is known as a green canyon because of its subtropical foliage.
Mpumalanga Fashion Week returns after two-year hiatus
Nov 27, 2022 – Mpumalanga Fashion Week is back with a bang after a two-year hiatus. This year, the fashion show celebrated the survival of the industry post-COVID-19. The show also sought to promote, market and exhibit local talent in fashion. 17 local designers and 3 from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and USA showcased their garments.
Mpumalanga Fashion Week extravaganza a roaring success
Dec 6, 2022 – Mpumalanga Fashion Week’s (MFW) extravaganza on Saturday, November 26 showcased the dazzling and extraordinary creative talent in this province. The evening spotlighted 20 of Mpumalanga’s preeminent and up-and-coming fashion designers in a jubilant celebration of African haute couture at its very finest.
MFW’s founder and creator, Nathi Bless Shongwe, said, “This year we celebrated the survival of the fashion industry after the devastating years of the Covid-19 pandemic. As Mpumalanga designers, we have showed our resilience. Tonight, we commemorate our industry’s heroes and heroines who passed away during the sad times of the pandemic.”
Mpumalanga Fashion Week