By: Aluta Humbane

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The Ethekwini Municipality invited uniqmagazinesa to a serene day of Food, Fashion and Music (FFM) at Durban’s amphitheater on the Bay of Plenty this past Saturday. The backdrop of some Miami nton, nton. Intombi Yes’godi izibone isezulwini elincane. The event opened with a fashion show by Durban’s designers ; Jerri Mokgote, Ralfe, Lorre, Sheilla Shelemb. #Baps – Lovu born David Tlale intern  ‘Aya Mvlase’ , PK Jeans, Duke and Inanda Glebe’s Muzi Mlambo who scooped the next Durbans Next emerging Designer Award – earlier this year at the DFF Awards. Their Sping/Summer  collection reaffirmed Durban’s designers as global contenders in fashion. Designers such a Muzi Mlambo of Mita N Dzyns, proved to all present that the Durban fashion landscape is a force to be recond with. His design aesthetic boost lavish embroidered – and classy silk dark green ladies collection, left fashion lovers bengawuvali Umlomo. Other designers also bakhiphe unyawo with their African fabric / Print (Capulana) inspired ensembles  by Duke illuminated the African diaspora. Treasure Cindi’s classy cream, light brown and white – collection for woman made me wish I was transgender.

The day progressed with an entertaining line up of musicians who got even the most disearning patron to move –  The short but very dynamic Analyzer and Klutch Kollective had us sweating. DJ Sox, DJ Lag made us dance and loose composure.. Our own fashion model and red carpet Diva Leon Payne,  welcomed guests in true royalty. Lili – it is so wonderful to see how you have grown- as a brand. Special thanks to the Head of Parks and Recreation, Mapholoba for your presence; and harnessing Durbans fashion Industry.

Imisebenzi iyabonakala.

The event climaxed with great food – and drinks in the true spirit of our diverse; and multicultural Durban. And entertainment from J Something, our own (my Malum-uncle) ever so chappy. Mzokoloko – ncoooh man- ncoh. P. Dogg Amazing and Chef Thabile.

Spotted dancing up a storm was Miss Ethekwini, Siphokazi Nombande, hip hop star and ‘Intombi Zabantu’ hit Tilongo – and the ever so chappy  and geogeous Gagasi FMs – Diva Caddachi.

Intombi Yes’godi ithi – Ethekwini Municipality ‘Ave nisiphathe kahle’. We look forward to next years event.

If its uniq, we are there!

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