Happy New Year from us at Fash­ion Week­end Zim­babwe. Last year (July to be exact) we opened a design incu­ba­tor in the heart of the Zim­bab­wean Design Dis­trict called KUSIKA Design Cen­tre. The incu­ba­tor has taken a life of it’s own and grown not only as the home of Fash­ion Week­end Zim­babwe, but the dis­trict of design. We con­tinue to be dri­ven by a strate­gic com­mit­ment to spur eco­nomic devel­op­ment in the fash­ion and design sec­tor. As our work con­tin­ues to evolve to include more col­lab­o­ra­tion between design­ers and arti­sans, we are re-energised by the cre­ative tal­ent we see in Zim­babwe and look for­ward to a year of design, pro­duc­tion and trade.


International Eco-Fashion Designer John Ablaza in Zimbabwe


Inter­na­tional Eco-Fashion Designer John Ablaza vis­its Zim­babwe for a series of workshops.

Recently opened KUSIKA Design Cen­tre, a prod­uct of Fash­ion Week­end Zim­babwe (FWZ), will host the Harare work­shops in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Zed­la­bel and Mus­tard Seed Africa. KUSIKA which means “to cre­ate” in Shona is a new work­space for design­ers and arti­sans, with facil­i­ties for them to fos­ter their cre­ations and designs, all in the com­fort of a cre­ative envi­ron­ment. The cen­tre boasts a man­u­fac­tur­ing unit, a train­ing room, a cowork­ing space and a resource cen­tre. For more visit KUSIKA Design Centre.