By Setsabile Nkambule | 2019-10-10
FASHION designer Lindelwa Ngwenya represented Eswatini well at the Africa Reception Week held in Paris over the weekend.
Ngwenya showcased her stylish designs inspired by lihiya.
Ngwenya is one of two designers who were chosen by the Eswatini National Council of Arts and Culture to represent the kingdom at the fashion show which was hosted by Lexy Mojo Eyes.
Sharing about her experience in Paris, she said the fashion show was amazing and well-coordinated too.
She stated that representing the country at such a big event was an honour to her and a great experience too.
“At first I was a little bit scared because I was in a foreign country where I didn’t know anyone. That helped me though as it gave me a sense of growth and independence,” she said.
She said through this opportunity, she was able to learn a lot which included backstage co-ordination, business marketing and also meeting new designers from different countries which increased her network.
“This has upgraded my portfolio. I have become a designer that knows how other countries design and my network is wider now as the Europe photographers have been marketing us very well. I look forward to more opportunities that will be coming my way, she said
Ngwenya mentioned that she would soon showcase the Swazi designs in Mozambique at African Women Designers Week.
The ENCAC sponsored Ngwenya with registration fee of E16 000 for her Paris trip.
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