We continue to bring you young African fashion designers making waves on the world stage. Meet Farai Simoyi and her designs. Let us know what you think.
Farai Simoyi – Fresh, edgy, unique and eclectic!
“Farai Simoyi is a trendy, cosmopolitan women’s designer label with a young fashion forward clientele”.
Born in London, England of Zimbabwean parents, Farai Simoyi spent her early years in Harare where she got her first taste of textiles and fashion, from her aunt’s lingerie company at age five. During this time, she developed a passion for fashion which remained with her and led to her pursuing a course in fashion and Design from West Virginia University following the family’s move to Morgantown, West Virginia at 10 years old.
After years of further studies at Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti in Milan, Italy and various roles with top brands, Farai Simoyi debuted her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at NYC Fashion Week in September 2010. She describes her new brand ‘FARAI’ as a representation of Soft/Steel/Bohemian”; a symbiotic juxtaposition of the styles and experiences gained in Africa, Appalachia, Europe and the streets of NYC: woman, warrior, wayward traveller.
Take a look at some of her work below