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Zim meets Paris Fashion week

Local designer Ishamel Tsakatsa, affectionately known as Zarguesia in the fashion world, is ready for the Paris Fashion Week scheduled to take place at the end of this month.

Zarguesia becomes the first Zimbabwean designer to take part at the prestigious show which has seen prominent designers of such brands as Louis Vutton, Celine, Saint Laurent, Channel, Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana taking part.

The event will begin on September 27 and ends on October 5 and will see Zarguesia showcasing some of the local designs at different venues in Paris.

In an interview with The Herald, Zarguesia said all was set for the show as he was putting finishing touches to the designs.

“I will be leaving on 23 September and I can say everything is now taking shape, finishing the dresses and garments.

“I can say it is a dream come true and to date I still ask myself: Is it me? The only word to describe all this is, wow.”

Asked how he got to take part in the fashion show, Zarguesia said he was linked through a friend.

“I was scouted by an international fashion agency, Fabusse, who submitted my portfolio and l was one of the few to be hand-picked amongst thousands of other talented designers,” he said.

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