South Africa-based Zimbabwean designer, Thembani Mubochwa says he has shifted focus to local celebrities and politicians.
Mubochwa was speaking after the eighth edition of the SABC Crown Gospel Awards that were held at the Durban International Conference Centre in the port city where he dressed several celebrities.
Among the celebrities he dressed were Sipho Kaleni, the chief executive officer of the awards, self-styled sangoma Ezika Bhaka Nzama, Dumi Mukostad, Thinah Zungu and his wife, former Muvhango actress Anniki Chikob, as well as Rich Mhlongo.
Mubochwa told The Standard Style last week he had already started making inroads with local celebrities and politicians and is soon to introduce his new Presidential Collection that caters for both men and women of all ages.
Although he preferred not to delve much into the deal, The Standard Style understands he is working with Water and Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri on her new look.
“As of now, we cannot talk much about that as we are still working on it. I have been working on it, but yes, we have the Presidential Collection that is inspired by the presidential look. All we are saying with this is we want our leaders, particularly in Africa, to do more about their look or image as this is very important,” said Mubochwa.
“So I saw it wise to start with our own country Zimbabwe because I believe it is more important to see our leaders leading us as well on image and fashion and Honourable Muchinguri became the first leader to wear the Thembani Mubochwa Presidential Collection.”