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Crisis in the fashion industry: Ziza breaks silence on feud with Calvin Williams Brown
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Crisis in the fashion industry: Ziza breaks silence on feud with Calvin Williams Brown

When Ziza of Ziza Creations burst into the fashion scene, he caught us with his innovative designs. On the down side of that, he also made some rivals because of the growing fame. 

According to reliable information reaching What’s On-Gambia, one of the big names in the fashion industry who have always been critical of Ziza is Calvin Williams Brown, catwalk specialist and owner of Glamorous Models Africa. 

It is alleged that the two are fighting for the spotlight. In a comment posted on our Facebook page, Calvin Williams denied the allegation; “This's not true. Me and Ziza Creations are very good friends, since 2007. We will never have problem in this world. Ziza is a very cool and great fashion designer.” 

According to a source close to the Gambian fashion industry, the existing feud between the two men is all due to jealousy and competitiveness, mostly on Calvin Williams’ part. 

“People believe that Calvin is envious of Ziza, because he (Ziza) is widely loved by Gambians. Although they talk to each other, but there is enmity between them. Calvin prefers working with international designers than the ones we have in the country,” disclosed our source. 

In a chat with What’s On-Gambia, Ziza confirmed that they have a strained relationship, revealing some examples of unpleasant moments between them. 

“Many people know that I used to support and be part of fashion shows and beauty pageants, such as Miss Bakau and Miss July 22, but since he joined them they never called me. But thank God am satisfied with what God gave me. I will never hate him, he is still my brother.” 

Calvin, on the other hand, stated that he has nothing but love for Ziza. He added; “I’m in regular contact with him and I am not aware of any problem between us. The Miss Bakau and Miss July 22 are not my own events. They usually hire me to train the models.  My own event is the Queen of Companies and Ziza has been supporting me.” 

A fashion designer, who begged for anonymity, told What’s On-Gambia that Calvin and Ziza are wary of each other despite collaborating in the past. 

“I don’t think it’s a bitter feud. They’re both big names in the fashion industry and you know how people react when their ego feels threaten.”

 

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