Fashion is meant to express, not to impress." This is the mantra of Tsholo Dikobe, one half of Batswana style duo GaTsh Fros. Dikobe and her best friend and business partner Gaone Mothibi are shaping the future of Botswana's emerging fashion industry. A future that is very bright indeed.
Having met at nursery school, then again at the University of Botswana, the pair bonded over their love of daring color and wacky prints -- before realizing their shared vision was something special. In 2011 they founded fashion brand GaTsh Fros -- a combination of their names and a nod to their beloved Afro hairstyles.
The young women's eclectic yet glamorous aesthetic has won them Africa London Fashion Week 2014's Innovative Designer of the Year award, while their style column in Botswanan newspaper The Voice has helped bring emerging Tswana fashion talents to international attention.
They are in the process of launching a fashion magazine -- a "Botswanan Vogue" -- to steer the nation's fashion-forward.
African Voices asked the stylish soulmates how Botswana inspires them and what they think every woman should have in her wardrobe.
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