FSFW makes comeback after 2 year hiatus

Free State Fashion Week, Founder & CEO, Candy Smith. PHOTO: Pierce van Heerden

The annual Free State Fashion Week (FSFW) will be making its return after taking a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The fashion and lifestyle showcase will kick off what is said to be the most exciting return in the fashion calendar, with its 5th instalment, taking place at the Naval Hill, Planetarium, in Bloemfontein from 28 September to 1 October.

“This year I want to encourage our Fashion entrepreneurs to pause for a minute, take a deep breath and ‘Be Human’. That’s exactly what the theme of 2022 wants to achieve. Everyone in the world has gone through so much, both in their personal and business lives that we need to take a minute just to breathe and restart with new energy. It is time to rise from whatever we have lost throughout the pandemic and take our rightful place and still manage to Be Human. This will definitely reflect in the various designer collections this year,” says FSFW CEO, Candy Smith.

FSFW has partnered with All Black Soiree and the theme for this year is “Be Human” inspired by surviving a global pandemic and life after a global pandemic, designers are challenged to combine it with African culture and heritage as well as diversity.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin