“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence”- Yves Saint Laurent.

The 6.6 fashion show organized by SYSY HOUSE OF FAME on March 1st 2020 was a great way of starting the month through beautiful pieces of fabric put together on the skin of elegant male and female models of the North West region accompanied by mind pricking rhythms from a life band.

This was another platform for culture in Bamenda to stand strong. The crises situation of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon was show cased through modelling. Every step on the runway showed the despair of the people crying for help and everlasting peace.

All fabrics diligently tailored matched the maidens and the guys, not forgetting the runway which added color to the designs. Different designers had their turns to showcase their creativity using the grass field fabrics and Africa’s epics. Each and every piece had a way to strike the audience. What makes fashion interesting on a daily basis is its daily discoveries or improvements. The current fashion trend in Bamenda has somewhat neglected our roots. 6.6 was a wake-up call to all Africans to get back to their cultures, it’s always beautiful.

The long hours of backstage work were graced with contemporary and traditional medleys of Africa through the life band. It was not the usual sounds we listen to everyday, these pieces were from a special collection only God knows where. It all got exciting when some young talented artists got up stage to do presentations. The touching part was the mixture of the grass field melodies and the western world. The presence of miss United Nations, former miss North West Kesten, CEO’s of modelling houses in Bamenda (Glamour house, Elfri neat Empire, Shosa empire) all said something to the younger modelling talents, keep up and believe.

This event was a turning point to the modelling industry in Bamenda city, an event every partner or collaborator will want to double their inputs, any participant will want more photographs. The show had a lapse in its start time, instead the normal 2pm, they were 45minutes late. Relatively to some other events in Bamenda, it was early. Due to this every presentation planned was presented and thus participants at the end had time to connect with others. An interesting slut of the day was receiving feedbacks from the guests of the show which is a plus to the event planners as it definitely applauded them or gave suggestions to work better.

The 6.6 fashion show was a great event.

Mbozeko Brice, Ngoema PR

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