Glotto #FromGCtoNYC New York Fashion Week Watch Party Experience
Mboko Basiami, remember the name, the woman who just took her brand global and showcased Botswana original cuts at the prestigious New York Fashion Week, and boy did she show up. Re-live her moment on the global stage as it played out.
Mboko hosted a watch party alongside collaborators, friends, colleagues, and others to celebrate the fashion show’s debut. You could tell how emotional she got at this; watching it was truly inspiring. Onto the world stage, we say!
Gallery of photos from Glotto’ss New York Fashion Week Runway Show
Countdown to Glotto’s debut at the upcoming New York Fashion Week.
Glotto, the vibrant fashion brand hailing from Botswana, that has also carved it’s mark in Botswana’s youth culture is set to make a splash on the runway during New York Fashion Week from September 5 to 12. This exciting news was shared by Glotto’s founder and creative director, Mboko Basiami, during a recent interview.
Basiami revealed that she established the local brand back in 2015, and since then, it has taken the social media world by storm, capturing the hearts of young fashion enthusiasts with its unique fusion of tourism and fashion.
“I kickstarted my brand using my personal savings, which I had accumulated from my book allowance during my time at the University of Botswana,” Basiami explained. She graduated from the university in 2020, holding a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Marketing and Research.
Furthermore, Basiami encouraged fellow designers not to underestimate the power of social media, emphasizing that it was through these platforms that the New York Fashion Week team discovered their brand. She stressed the importance of building a strong portfolio and leaving a lasting digital footprint in the fashion industry.
Highlighting their achievements, Basiami proudly stated, “Over the years, we’ve made significant strides and were honored to be ranked among the top five Most Admired Brands in Botswana. Notably, we’re the sole youth-oriented brand within the top 10 on that list.”
Basiami also shared that Glotto’s New York Fashion Week showcase would revolve around the theme “Glotto Summer Spring – Weaponise Competence.” She elaborated, “The theme draws inspiration from our cultural heritage, particularly the attire of our historical warriors who adorned leather tunics as uniforms and wielded spears. Consequently, we will unveil our organic leather and crocheted wool clothing to the global audience.”
She extended a heartfelt call for support from the people of Botswana to sponsor their journey to New York and urged them to follow Glotto’s evolution on various social media platforms.
The official countdown has begun !
Exactly 7 days until our FIRST NEW YORK FASHION WEEK showcase 🤩
Tickets link https://t.co/ncYUxsJFaV
Use the discount code R7F15 to get 15% ✨
Let’s spread the word Glotto Gids ! pic.twitter.com/Rya8RHq2NT— GLOTTO (@glottobrand) September 3, 2023
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Experience Glamour and Style at Batho Fashion Week 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Fashion Extravaganza!
Get ready to indulge in the world of glitz, glamour, and haute couture as Batho Fashion Week returns with its highly anticipated 2nd Edition. As the pages of fashion history unfold, we invite you to join us for this sensational event from Thursday, August 10th, to Sunday, August 13th, 2023, at the magnificent Kazungula Bridge in the vibrant heart of Kasane, Botswana.
Batho Fashion Week is not just another fashion event; it is a transformative celebration that takes Botswana’s fashion industry to new heights. With a vision to tap into the uncharted territory of fashion tourism, this four-day extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience that will captivate your senses and leave you craving for more.
Prepare to be enchanted as we bring together the best of African fashion, showcasing the fusion of cultural heritage with contemporary style. Immerse yourself in the world of fashion excellence as 16 visionary designers take the center stage, unveiling their breathtaking collections over two dazzling days. Witness the marriage of traditional craftsmanship and modern trends, as each piece tells a story of timeless elegance and artistic brilliance.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Kasane, Batho Fashion Week also promises to satiate your thirst for diverse nightlife experiences. Gone are the days when the excitement was limited to daytime safari activities. Prepare to be dazzled as the night sky comes alive with fashion, creating an atmosphere of enchantment and allure. This strategically timed night event during the peak tourist season ensures an unrivaled spectacle that will leave an indelible mark on your memories.
This star-studded affair would be incomplete without the presence of fashion icons and industry experts. Brace yourself for a lineup that will leave you star-struck. We are honored to welcome the Fashion Director of GQ South Africa, the distinguished Luis Munana, alongside the trendsetting Young & Famous Africa. Joining them is none other than H.E. Chido Mpemba, the AU Youth Envoy, who will grace us with their unmatched style and wisdom. Adding an international flair to the mix, six renowned designers from around the globe will showcase their exceptional creations, taking the event to a whole new level of glamour and prestige.
Prepare to be swept off your feet with a meticulously curated schedule of events:
Day 1: Diamond Tourism Day – Immerse yourself in the sparkle and allure of the diamond industry as fashion and luxury intertwine in an exquisite showcase that will leave you breathless.
Days 2 & 3: The Fashion Show Extravaganza – Get ready to be mesmerized as the runway transforms into a portal of style and creativity. Be captivated by the mesmerizing collections from the most talented designers, brought to life by models exuding grace, confidence, and sheer glamour.
Day 4: A Captivating Panel Discussion – Engage in a thought-provoking conversation with industry experts, visionaries, and fashion connoisseurs as they delve into the future of fashion, innovation, and trends. Gain insights that will inspire your own fashion journey.
As the preparations for this spectacular event reach a crescendo, models have been carefully selected through rigorous casting calls and auditions held in Gaborone. The runway promises to be graced by the finest talents, who will epitomize the designers’ visions and bring their creations to life with poise and panache.
Batho Fashion Week is not just an event; it’s a journey into a world where fashion reigns supreme. Join us as we witness Botswana’s fashion industry stepping into the global spotlight, leaving an indelible mark on the international fashion map. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary affair that promises to redefine the boundaries of style and leave you in awe. Secure your place at Batho Fashion Week 2nd Edition, where destiny meets style and dreams become reality.
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