Fashion lovers are in for a big treat this weekend. The 2014 Kampala Fashion Intro takes place starting this evening with the climax happening tomorrow evening. All the action will be at Kampala Serena hotel. The Kampala Fashion intro is the precursor to this year’s regional fashion weeks taking place in August in Burundi and Rwanda early November.
Kampala Fashion Week will take place in November. The event is a unique opportunity for talented fashion designers, creative makeup artists, trend-setting hair stylists and stunning runway models.
On the runway, Gloria Wavamunno and Xenson will represent Uganda, while Cynthia Rupari and Patrick Muhire will represent Rwanda. Sheria Ngowi and Cynthia Munwangari will showcase designs from Tanzania and Burundi, respectively.
Great Lakes Arts Association has put the evening’s event together in partnership with LDJ productions, the producers of the New York Fashion week and Kigali Fashion Week. According to Joel Kanyamunyu, a director at Great Lakes Arts Association, guests should expect the hottest up and coming designers from Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Nigeria, and an exclusive slice of international fashion labels. Kanyamunyu also believes the event will be a trendsetter for the industry.
“This festival will obviously incorporate all aspects of the industry; the cultural, the modern, the hippy and trendy. Our anticipation is that this will be a trend-setter for the industry,” he told The Observer.
RwandAir, Serena hotel Rout and Mashanyu Media are the sponsors of the event. Tickets go for Shs 100,000 for Gold and 200,000 for Platinum tickets The event kicks off at 8pm.