Felipe Mazibuko laments the "dignity" of fashion week in the face of "gays" that try to "oudo models"
Whoa! And we get real!
Felipe Mazibuko- if you’re into fashion, you know who he is- appears in today’s Sowetan in a feature by Zenoyise Madikwa, practically bashing what I’ll call the “fagottisation” of fashion week.
“Hear me well, I’m not homophobic or anything like that. I am defending the dignity of fashion weeks against being made a mockery of,” Mazibuko is quoted as saying in reference to “gay folk…” who have “reduced most events on the fashion calendar to gay festivals where they show up to promote their own personality cults…”
Mazibuko also takes a swipe at gay designers who “design for their alter egos”. Hectic stuff, yeah? But I guess someone out there has to say it. It’s a fickle industry filled with people who lack the balls to tell it like it is. “Gays try to outdo models,” he adds.
Add to that and Mazibuko goes for seamstresses who call themselves designers. "It's like calling yourself a doctor when you are just a nurse!"
Check it out on page 22 of today’s Sowetan newspaper.