Phiwase Nxumalo launched the first and only SWAZI FACE OF FASHION in 2004, and this was a sign that her line was destined for bigger things previously unseen in the small kingdom. She went on to receive the prestigious BEST NEW COMER IN FASHION DESIGNING 2009 award at the ARISE Africa Fashion Event.
During the same event on June 18 2009, she dressed the Chair of Africa Fashion International Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe. AFI founded, owns, and operates the most important fashion weeks in African namely: AUDI Joburg Fashion Week (Autumn/Winter), ARISE Africa Fashion Week, Cape Town Fashion Week (Spring/Summer) and Durban Fashion Week (50% ownership). AFI also hosts the Africa Fashion Awards which annually recognizes talented persons in the fashion world.
HOUSE OF DIVA showed 20 pieces for the event.
HOUSE OF DIVA
Best New Comer in Fashion Designing Award
ARISE Africa Fashion Week 2009