By Sandra Maricho
KWEKWE-based fashion designer Tendai Muodza (pictured), who is also a student at Chinhoyi University of Technology, says she was inspired by her mother to become the professional fashion designer she is today and hopes to become big one day.
Muodza recently hosted her first ever fashion show at King Solomon’s Hotel in Kwekwe which was well-attended by people from all walks of life from the Midlands province and surrounding areas.
She told Standard Style that she hosted her first show in her hometown as a way of marketing her own brand and inspiring other youths.
“I hosted a successful fashion show as a way of marketing my brand to Kwekwe before l expand the business to other towns and cities,” Muodza said.
“My aim is to inspire other youths to know that anyone can live his or her dream in spite of where one comes from.”
She said she has a very supportive family and is usually encouraged by her mother, who is a tailor.
“My mother was an inspiration to me from a very young age. l would see her tailoring clothes and l knew one day it would be me doing fashion in a more professional way,” she said.
Muodza aims to expand her business to other towns by the end of this year and is hopeful that she will achieve that.
“People in Kwekwe have embraced my clothing brand and my vision is to expand to other towns and l hope people in other towns will like my brand as well,” she said.
“My biggest dream is to go international and showcase my clothing line in Paris, France, and l will achieve it with God’s grace.”
Besides fashion, Muodza ejoys watching comedy movies and reading novels.
The young entrepreneur urged other young girls to follow their dreams through keeping themselves occupied with productive things and shunning bad behaviour.
“My advice to youths out there is that they have to work hard, follow their dreams and not listen to negative criticism because some people are just there to discourage others,” she said.