Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Women 24 says"...The striking Botswana born 19 year old, elegantly captured the heart and imagination of the continent when she won the prestigious title.
As winner of the Nokia Face of Africa, Kaone has now started her modelling contract with Storm, valued at $125 000. Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week is her first official public modelling event since she won the competition on July 10th 2005.
Says Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week official spokesperson Gerry Rantseli, "Kaone is the perfect face of Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week. For those lucky enough to have spent some time with this stunning young lady, you are quickly impressed by not only her beauty, but also her confidence at such a young age, and the sense of the tangible possibilities for her.
"Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week represents exactly these values: fashion in Africa has the beauty, creativity and maturity to compete on the international fashion scene. And if the African inspired collections of fashion weeks in London, Paris and Milan are anything to go by we are actually in a position to be setting international fashion trends rather than being seen as merely followers."
Kaone's participation at Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week will include appearing at its launch on the 10th August and participation in a number of key shows during the event. Kaone will also be seeing the best that Cape Town has to offer in terms of nightlife by her attendance at Opium, for the official after party.
At present over 60 participating South African designers are busy with last-minute preparations for the opening of Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week.
This year's star-studded line-up of designers includes Amanda Laird Cherry, Maya Prass, Habits, YDE, Sun Goddess, Gideon,
Fred Eboka, Malick and Jenni Button to name a few..."
Photo courtesy of Mmegi