MERGE ZA: The Travelling Showroom

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From 15th September 2016 to 20th September 2016
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TANK Magazine, 91-93 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7NX

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MERGE ZA is a travelling showroom, bringing the best of South Africa's designers and contemporary fashion culture to urban hotspots.

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We have an exiting line up of speakers taking part in our #DesignerDialougues this week. Find out more about our events and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2cT4tUd #travellingshowroom #mergeza
Facebook userMERGE ZA – 10 months ago
Save the date - Monday 19th September our founder will join the talk on sustainabolity in London! More info coming! https://t.co/JTm7ZMA7nb
Twitter userFashion ComPassion – 10 months ago
AFG founder @jacquelinembrown will be speaking on #africanfashion and #sustainability as part of @mergeza #travellingshowroom next monday 19th

By taking emerging and established #SouthAfrican #fashion talents to urban hotspots during major #tradeshows such as #LondonFashionWeek, MERGE ZA is launching an innovative platform to strategically develop international audiences, to promote quality South African #design and to act as service provider between local designers and #international partners.

The #showroom will be open to buyers, press and the public from 11am-3pm between 16-20 September, followed by #paneldiscussions from 3-5pm on brand stories (Fri 16th), media & trends (Sat 17th) and #sustainability (Sun 19th).

UK guest speakers include Helen Jennings (Nataal), Orsola De Castro (Esthetica & Fashion Revolution), Anna Freemantle (Edinburgh International Fashion Festival), Rose Sinclair (Goldsmith), Francesco Mazzarella (Loughborough Design School), Ayesha Mustafa (Fashion Compassion), Jaqueline Shaw (Africa Fashion Guide & Fashion Africa Conference) and more.

A Thursday launch and Saturday party are hosted in collaboration with ZA Waves, presenting emerging South African music genres. MERGE ZA is launching in partnership with the British Council CONNECT ZA.

LOCATION
Tank Magazine Gallery Space | 91-93 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NX

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 15 September | 3pm Launch & Intro | 5-9pm Music

FRIDAY 16 September | 11am-3pm Showroom | 3-5pm Designer Dialogue

SA BRAND STORIES: Growing fashion businesses: Motivation, inspiration, opportunities

SPEAKERS: Rich Mnisi, Lukhanyo Mdingi, Celeste Arendse, Anees Petersen, Wanda Lephoto

SATURDAY 17 September | 11am-3pm Showroom | 3-5pm Media & trends talk | 6-9 Music

MEDIA & TRENDS: A future outlook at Africa’s role in media

SPEAKERS: Helen Jennings, Liz Muller, The Sartists, Salina Janzan

SUNDAY 18 September | 11am-5pm Showroom

MONDAY 19 September | 11am-3pm Showroom | 3-5pm Sustainability talk

SUSTAINABILITY IN A FASHION CONTEXT: An #afrocentric view

SPEAKERS: Orsola de Castro, Anna Freemantle, Rose Sinclair, Francesca Mazzarella, Laura Santamaria, Ayesha Mustafa,
Facebook userAfricaFashionGuide – 10 months ago
Our schedule for the week. Join us at Tank Magazine from the 15-20 September for our #TravellingShowroom, #DesignerDialogues and #LiveMusic events. https://www.facebook.com/events/228755957522680/
Facebook userMERGE ZA – 10 months ago

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