Kickstarter puts a project in place that aims at opening NYFW to the public. Allowing emerging designers to showcase and sell at the next Fashion Week. The project will nudge designers to host affordable shows and open more runway shows to everyday people for the first time. Kickstarter will be used as a platform to raise funds responsible for making people friendly shows a reality. Selected designers will be provided with space, models and necessary logistics help. Space will also have dual purpose, as it will act as a storefront during the day for the public to purchase items straight off the runway.
Any South African should be able to recognise the fact that we have been ahead of the pack. AfI has made it possible for all the above to occur during our fashion weeks for a few years already. Proud moment?!