Logo for the DStv channel Fashion One

On 1 March 2016, a wealth of ideas, trends and creativity will be coming to customers with the launch of Fashion One on channel 178.

Fashion One is well known across the African continent and will now reach an estimated 10 million households and will be available on DStv Premium, DStv Compact +, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access customers.

Fashion One caters to a fashionable and stylish audience with content covering the very latest in entertainment, international fashion, lifestyle news and events. Showcasing a strong portfolio of original programs from reality shows to documentaries, food to travelogues and beauty tips, the channel also covers African markets and captures the essence of local trends and styles.

The channel will debut in March with Style Wars and new seasons of Eco Fashion and Fashion on a Plate.

Style Wars is a six-episode long reality series where stylists compete to create original and inventive outfits for commercials and photo shoots. Designed to challenge each person’s versatility, the competition provides an exciting look into this colourful and performance-oriented world. Ngugi Vere, a Zimbabwean-born stylist and creative consultant, currently living in South Africa, will go up against other determined stylists from London, Los Angeles, Australia and New York. The show starts on 3 March and airs every weekend at 23:00.

When fashion and gastronomy meet, you’ll find Fashion on a Plate Season 2, which sees top chefs and restaurants from around the world using their ingenuity to interpret what "fashion on a plate" means to them. From inception to presentation, we get to see how a simple ingredient is turned into a work of art in this six-episode docu-series, starting on 21 March at 21:00, and airs every Monday.

Eco Fashion Season 3 carries on the fight against a world of waste as eco-friendly fashionistas use recycling, repurposing and other innovative techniques to create environmentally sustainable couture. This groundbreaking docu-series will take you on a mind-opening journey into the realm of environmentally sustainable fashion. It starts on 22 March and airs every Tuesday at 22:30.

“We are thrilled about the collaboration with MultiChoice which bring us to the position of number one fashion channel in Africa,” said Fashion One LLC.’s Head of Marketing, Mr. Gorden Li. “The channel will introduce African audiences to fashion like they’ve never seen it before, as well as great stories about local fashion and lifestyles. We look forward to collaborating with the local fashion and entertainment industry to bring these stories to your screens.”

MultiChoice Africa CEO Tim Jacobs added: “Fashion One will give our DStv customers front row seats to the biggest international fashion shows and runways that they’ve become used to seeing. They’ll also be introduced to a rich blend of local fashion, entertainment and lifestyle shows. It’s fashion like you’ve never seen it before.”