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South Africa’s Soweto gets its fashion week

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Struggling designers will get a chance to show work inspired by the creativity and history of South Africa’s most famous township in Soweto’s first fashion week opening Thursday.

The 23-year-old organizer, Stephen Manzini, didn’t ask designers to show extensive collections or charge them take part.

Fashion blogger Mahlatse James says the show gives unknown designers a chance to show their work to boutique owners and potential investors.

Soweto has long been known for its quirky sense of style.

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