South African singer, TV personality and fashion designer, Nandi Madida is the latest star to soar and fly the Mzansi flag abroad. The multi-talented star is currently in New York attending New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and is also debuting her first ever showcase at the Big Apple’s fashion extravaganza for her fashion label, Colour by Nandi Madida.
Nandi, in collaboration with designer Josh Patron, showcased an array of power suits and avant-garde female attire as part of the NYFW Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Here’s a look inside her debut.
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) February 13, 2018
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The hot mama rocked the catwalk with her showcase and also killed the streets of New York with her textured outfit from Sukeina, a women’s apparel fashion line founded by Senegalese, New York-based fashion designer, Omar Salam. Take a look at how exquisite the stunner looked on them New York streets.
Well done to Nandi on this big feat. What do you think of Nandi’s collection debut and NYC outfits slayed? Do share your thoughts with us.
*Additional images from Sukeina and Vincent Zondo
Lerato Kganyago, Your Project Runway South Africa Host
Television and radio personality, Lerato Kganyago, is your host for the South African version of the popular fashion show – Project Runway. The announcement happened at a private VIP experience at The Crowne Plaza, in Rosebank yesterday evening. The former Live Amp host will debut on the show when it premiers in July on Mzansi Magic.
The former Live Amp host shared her jubilation and promised viewers nothing short of laughter, heartfelt moments, tears and drama. In an emotional moment – almost shedding a tear, Kganyago shared the roller coaster her life has been since the beginning of the year. From auditioning for Project Runway, to resigning at Live Amp and losing her close friend and colleague, Akhumzi Jezile. This project could not have come at a better time.
CEO of Ndalo Media, Khanyi Dlhomo, said Lerato was an obvious choice. Her ingenuity and always being herself is what they were looking for and what the viewers can expect. Kelly Fung, Editor in Chief at Elle Magazine, was also more than excited to show off the June cover – where Kganyago is gracing the magazine.
Unlike the show’s American counterpart, the South African version will held at different locations. Due to the diversity that is South Africa, one can expect a variety of “Mzansinized” elements. Contestants have also been selected from across the nine provinces, therefore, they should each bring a different array of elements that speaks to their individuality.
Mentor and Judges
Fashion designer Gert Johan-Coetzee will be the mentor to the designers. The mentor will dabble with local languages to the show ensuring that South African authenticity comes alive. Judges will include style icon and veteran television host, Noni Gasa and menswear fashion designer and hotelier, Rahim Rawjee.
Project Runway will debut in July on Mzansi Magic thus they are promising nothing short of trends, innovation and style that speaks to the South African audience. One can expect this all the way until the winner is announced in October. The winner will get to showcase at Paris Fashion Week, among other cool prizes up for grabs.