We, GaTsh Fros made a decision long ago to document Botswana culture, its fashion industry and everything worth knowing about the world of fashion and its influence on society today.
Through this medium, we embrace our past and construct the future yet offering exposure to a greater mix of cultural influences.
In a nut shell, we aim at opening doors to so many new cultures through fashion.
Fashion fundamentally plays the role of being a medium for conversation- for statements, questions and answers, as well as understanding our lives, our past-times and cultures.
It is also on this day, the 8th that we will showcase a staple collection for Botswana, here in London at the Africa Fashion Week London 2014, Olympia.
Moreover, we made the cover of an international London publication (magazine), New African Woman magazine August/September 2014 and also contributed to the latest issue about Botswana and its creatives, “Re-styling Africa from Botswana”.
In this issue, we show you how African culture’s creativity has influenced, and has been influenced.
Historical and present Cultures of African origins have been re-entered back into Africa through modern African fashion.
African culture is more than just symbols, ethics and values but also instilled virtues such as respect, empathy, and beauty.
All these virtues are interwoven in the fabric of African fashion. Modern African fashion draws strength and substance from African culture, which continues to be the backbone of African Fashion.
[image_slider link=”full_url_link” source=”http://www.thevoicebw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Fashion-in-Botswana-30.jpg”] More of our collection. The Mohumagadi and Sego sa
metsi customised mogagolwane [/image_slider]
[image_slider link=”full_url_link” source=”http://www.thevoicebw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Fashion-in-Botswana-31.jpg”] Mogagolwane re-defined ti be showcased in London, Lore
Lo Ojwa trench coat and shorts by GaTsh Fros. [/image_slider]
Without African culture the basic meaning of African fashion’s identity is non-existent.
So here we are, Botswana representatives to Africa Fashion Week London, celebrating our African fashion history and future discoveries, achievements and eras as proud people with a rich culture, traditions and enlightenment spanning many years through fashion.
Grab a copy at the nearest supermarket or a store near you, surf the internet, live stream and catch our collection online! Botswana fashion is surely rising!
Here is to raising awareness, representing Botswana through culture, textures, and stories.
August/September Cover Girl : Tsholo Dikobe (GaTsh Fros)
Photographer: Raees Abdoola
Makeup: Jennifer Osei-Mensah
Cover dress Designer: Kaone Moremong