Fri 26 Feb 2016, 11:30
On Tuesday 1 March 2016, a wealth of ideas, trends and creativity will be coming to DStv customers with the launch of Fashion One on channel 178.
Brought to you by MultiChoice and Fashion One LLC, Fashion One is well known across the African continent and will now reach an estimated 10 million households. Fashion TV currently fills the slot on DStv channel 178 but will stop airing on Sunday, 28 February to make way for the much-awaited newcomer.
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 and 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 Thursday 3 March and airs every weekend at 23:00 CAT.
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 this six-episode docu-series, starting on Monday 21 March at 21:00 CAT.
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 Tuesday 22 March at 22:30 CAT.
“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.”
Aletta Alberts, Head of Content for MultiChoice South Africa, 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. Its fashion like you’ve never seen it before.”
Fashion One, the only dedicated fashion channel on DStv, will be available to DStv Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Access customers in South Africa and Lesotho.