Learn more about your finalists for ZIWA 2015 for the Fashion Designer of the Year category:

Trudy Furusa - DesignerStylish, bold, edgy and vibrant, Velvet and Rose London is a fashion accessory brand by Trudy Furusa a self-taught designer originally from Zimbabwe who moved to the UK 14 years ago. The brand was created out of the love of playing around with different materials. VLR pieces are “conversation starters” they are either limited edition or one-off pieces some are custom made…

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Phoebe Mwanza - DesignerThe Prodigal Daughter is the brainchild of founder, the label chronicles Phoebe’s journey of reconnecting and re-discovering her African roots after spending many years disconnected from it. Phoebe is Zambian born and Zimbabwean raised, she grew up in Bulawayo and lived there until she moved to Australia to continue her Higher Education.

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Yvette Marguax Ndaba - DesignerZimbabwean born Yvette Marguax Ndaba does not believe in boundaries where fashion is concerned.  A single mother of a 10 year old son, Londani she is a member of Word of Life church and owe all my blessings and encouragement to God. ‘More is more’ is her mantra and colouring ‘outside the box’ is a necessity.

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Joy Ndundu - DesignerJoy is a recent graduate from London College of Fashion with a Pattern Cutting Degree. Applying the skills she learn, she started her own fashion brand at the age of 20 while in her first year of studying. ALCEGAR is a fashion brand for intricate statement pieces that have a unique signature.

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Unique Sibanda - DesignerUnique Sibanda studied clothing and manufacturing at Barnfield college in Luton and went on to study Fashion and marketing at Regent’s University in London. She has been designing and manufacturing clothing for over 20 years and set up Le Ekhaya in 2014. She has worked as a Fashion show coordinator for the Ghana professional Achievers Awards from 2002…

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Voting is now live and will be close on 20 September 2015 so be sure to have your say by voting for your favourite ZIWA 2015 nominees. Winners will be announced at the ZIWA 2015 ceremony to be held in Birmingham UK on Oct 3, 2015.

Cast your vote at www.ziwaawards.com/voting/

Don’t forget, tables and tickets for the ceremony, which is being held in Birmingham, UK on Saturday 3 October can be booked online or by emailing info@ziwaawards.com

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