Children showcase in support of the disabled


Kirabo Mall, in Bukoto hosted a children’s fashion show for a great cause last weekend. Zaffe Creations put together the fashion show in support of the differently abled children and families with differently abled children. The African fashion and art establishment also supports people with disabilities that are involved in arts and crafts. The store acts as a selling point for their produce whose income supports their livelihoods. “We give them a direct market here for their products. We realized that some of them stop supplying in the middle of a contract because they no longer have enough material to produce items. This is away of bringing our clients together to support,” said Sylvia Nabatanzi Zaripova, managing director Zaffe Creations at the start of the inaugural charity catwalk event that is set to go annual. Nabatanzi showcased kids collection alongside other two designers namely Pasco Losanganya Kikunguru and Colline Harriet Amule. They showcased 22,18 and 21 outfits respectively to the delight of the guests. The outfits, 99 per cent set in African print were ready to wear and up for grabs. The styles, textures and cuts cut across the ages. While the sizes were for children, it was noticeable that some would really look great in adult sizes as well. Some parents went away with a couple of outfits for the little ones. They most importantly turned up to show support to their children on the runway. While some looked like they had taken time to practice their catwalks and poses, others, especially the younger ones had moments of stage freight as expected. But the applause from the audience and support of the event’s producers was enough for them to strut it successfully. Also on display and sale were home décor, accessories and crafts made by the groups that that Zaffe Creations supports.

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