Style designer, Mfezeko Cobokana, from KwaBhaca, won as the most effective established designer at Umzimvubu Area Municipality’s once-a-year trend present not long ago.
A community fashion designer, Mfezeko Cobokana (26), from Qumra in KwaBhaca, lately shared his journey from the rural outskirts of Umzimvubu Community Municipality.
He was a person of the fashion designers who took element in the annual style display that was held by the municipality and walked absent with the finest proven designer award at the event.
He claimed it was his 3rd time of participating in the function, but his first gain.
He begun doing needlework at Osborne Senior Secondary University in KwaBhaca.
Right after he handed matric he was uncovered by the municipality, who managed to choose him to Durban, where by he furthered his scientific tests in manner design.
“I am stitching relaxed have on and we are specialising in faculty uniforms most of the time. At the second we have two colleges that we are sewing for, and this experienced led me to have 7 team at the moment.
“I am proud to say that I qualified all of them prior to they started off doing work with me,” stated Cobokana.
He also attended an export schooling programme that was hosted by Japanese Cape Enhancement Company (ECDC), where by the individuals have been taught how to promote their garments in other nations.
“The training took two weeks. I can assure you now that I am imagining of one thing new that I will sew and provide.”
He encouraged younger men and women in the style sector to assure that their do the job is neat, and they really should seize all the chances they get.
Cobokana reported he labored really hard to be the place he is nowadays, so all those who want to comply with in his footsteps need to also function challenging.
Spokesperson for the Umzimvubu Nearby Municipality, Nokhanyo Zembe, reported the fashion present celebration started out in 2014.
She stated the intention was to promote neighborhood deigners and compact medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), so that they could showcase and sector their products to area individuals.
“It is an yearly party, now in its sixth Year. Cobokana is one particular of the merchandise of our designer mentorship programme, which supports our neighborhood designers by giving schooling, sewing substance and industrial devices,” explained Zembe.
She confirmed that Cobokana was between the 15 beneficiaries who experienced participated in the designer mentorship programme considering the fact that it was started off.
“The development is enjoyable, as we see designers who have managed to open up their shops in spots like Mthatha and just one shop in Gauteng.”