Botswana Diary: Round 2 - Fashion Without Borders and more!

On my return trip to Botswana, I got involved with Fashion Without Borders (FWB), a fashion & lifestyle movement that looks to showcase and up-lift Africa's young fashion designers and introduce fresh face models. FWB brought out the latest collections from upcoming, emerging and established designers across Africa. It was the place to be if you wanted to mingle with designers and models throughout the continent.

Here's the story...

So, my friend TK from Durban was like... "I'm going to Botswana for this fashion event." Then I was like, "What fashion event?" Then she said it's run by a friend of hers. I did my googles and came up with a few friends who were also connected to the event and reached out. I ended up getting hired to do a couple of afterparties for Fashion Without Borders. Thank you TK!

I hung out with Team Maungo (they make craft jam from local fruits and pair them in really delicious and innovative ways -- my friend Bonolo is one of the founders of the company). Then, I also got the incredible opportunity to crash someone's birthday braai (BBQ) at Mogobane Dam. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Moral of the story: If you get a chance to go to Botswana, do it (and take a friend with you).

Botswana, I love you!

Gustavo out.

 

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Bonolo and I pretending we know what's happening in fashion

Bonolo and I pretending we know what's happening in fashion

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

One of the main reasons I'm typically not invited to these kinds of events

One of the main reasons I'm typically not invited to these kinds of events

Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport, and Cultural Development... Hon. Thapelo Olopeng

Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport, and Cultural Development... Hon. Thapelo Olopeng

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Fashion Without Borders Exhibition at Botswana National Museum

Monochrome Mack

Monochrome Mack

TK, came through from Durban... She's the one who told me about Fashion Without Borders 

TK, came through from Durban... She's the one who told me about Fashion Without Borders 

Pre-show

Pre-show

The setup

The setup

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders main show at AVANI Resort & Casino

Fashion Without Borders organizers, Serge Kabisoso and Tebo Bakwena

Fashion Without Borders organizers, Serge Kabisoso and Tebo Bakwena

Hit up the Home & Lifestyle Expo to support Team Maungo (They make jam with local ingredients)

Hit up the Home & Lifestyle Expo to support Team Maungo (They make jam with local ingredients)

Came through to smell what's cookin'

Came through to smell what's cookin'

Home & Lifestyle Expo - Botswana

Home & Lifestyle Expo - Botswana

Kids representing for Team Maungo

Kids representing for Team Maungo

Dessert made with Maungo Craft Jam!

Dessert made with Maungo Craft Jam!

Hit up Main Deck with my main girls

Hit up Main Deck with my main girls

Found some South Africans taking selfies at Masa Square

Found some South Africans taking selfies at Masa Square

The bartenders and waitresses at Masa Square Hotel's Absolut & Elyx Bar/Lounge 

The bartenders and waitresses at Masa Square Hotel's Absolut & Elyx Bar/Lounge 

Mogoditshane by night

Mogoditshane by night

Road trip to Mogobane Dam

Road trip to Mogobane Dam

Arrived!

Arrived!

Beautiful day by the lake...

Beautiful day by the lake...

Like mother, like daughter

Like mother, like daughter

Yeah, That way...

Yeah, That way...

The sun was showing out...

The sun was showing out...

Team turn up and baby

Team turn up and baby

Shout out to the cloud cover

Shout out to the cloud cover

Panoramic

Panoramic

Sundowners and so special on this side of the world

Sundowners and so special on this side of the world

Golden hour

Golden hour

That 180 view

That 180 view

Greatest Of All Times 

Greatest Of All Times 

All of the feelings...

All of the feelings...

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside

Another one (Khaled voice)

Another one (Khaled voice)

Together... makes it all worth it

Together... makes it all worth it

When God decides to show out because you haven't been praising him enough...

When God decides to show out because you haven't been praising him enough...