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Charity begins at home


I have always been a strong believer in charity work.  There is a circle of life (*Lion King tune resonates in the background*) and in order to be balanced, you need to give back to people in whatever shape or form.  I love working with orphans.  I feel they have been robbed of a real childhood, however just because they do not have shoes on their feet does not mean they cannot laugh.  Laughter is the best medicine and can make anyone feel like they are on top of the world, no matter what their circumstances.

 

At the above orphanage, we donated books and pencils so that children are encouraged to want to study and read and write.  CCF has always been known as the one-stop shop for quality uniforms within Zambia for over 45years.  We believe that education is important and is the way forward to building a strong country.  

 

At the end of the day, it is not all about how much you can acquire in life, it's important to know how much you can provide.  To me, putting a smile on a child's face is priceless.

 

Love it. Live it. Be it.

 

- KC

 

History in the making

I just wanted to share with you how influential this company CCF has been within the fashion world and particularly Zambia.

I was reading The Post newspaper one day and came across an article about one of our very own Zambia designers representing Zambia at London Fashion Week.  I skimmed through the article and these words popped out at me: City Clothing Factory (highlighted below).  I had to stop and re-read this article word for word.  In the end I found out that Smart Phiri’s father was taught tailoring by my father at this factory.  And with the help of his interest in design and tailoring, he has now created his own line and has represented us at London Fashion Week last month.



I strongly believe that Zambia has so much talent – we must encourage our people to pursue their dreams, because one thing I know and have always believed in is that “nothing is impossible” if you dream big enough and work hard enough  I bet my grandfather and father would never have believed that their skills would one day reach London Fashion Week…  So all I can say to all my talented brothers and sisters out there: Go for it!



Here is the link to the full article:

 

Smart gets London Fashion Week invite

Love it. Live it. Be it.

- KC

Tech geeks are Creative Geniuses

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I would like to say a huge thank you to both KSRuprai and JKarsandas, for putting up with as well as encouraging my crazy mind, and for expressin my designs as well as my convictions into aesthetically pleasing visuals through our websites.  

www.kcvaghela.com is a piece of art

 

Check out my blogpost as Guest writer for KSRuprai's Elevated Art and Design online portfolio.

I hope you enjoy the read.

"A Diva is a female version of a hustler"

Harnessing creativity

This is one of my earliest moodboards.  I have always been intrigued with Safari style clothing.  It makes me feel like I am in hot weather, I feel like I am in Africa, my father’s factory used to design Safari suits for the first president of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda.  So for me, Safari clothing is very close to my heart. 

And if you have not noticed, fashion trends are following this tailored look, focusing on details such as pleats, hard metallic press-studs, belted waists and neutral colours aka Stella McCartney.  

Take a look at KC Womenswear and see how this inspiration is infused into my jacket designs, particularly Midnight Safari and Desert Safari.