Where it all began. At 18 years old, Nona had the idea to host a fashion show in response to a friend’s concerns about application fees for a desired fashion institution. Nona collaborated with local youth to produce a fashion show fundraiser in support of her friend. The show was held at a local church hall. Pictures of the show are courtesy of the church photographer who supported Nona and her friends. Nona was also involved as a model alongside friends who attended fittings organised by Nona as well as rehearsals that Nona scheduled successfully. The hall was booked and decorated by Nona and the young fashion designer & friends assisted with managing the door, playlists and entertainment for the night. The fashion show was a success thanks to the community’s support and her friend attended LISOF the following year.