Ugandan designers to showcase in the USA


Two seasoned Ugandan fashion designers are set to showcase at the 10th edition of Baltimore Fashion Week to be held at the Columbus Center between 6th to 13th August. The Fashion Umbrella Foundation organizes Baltimore Fashion Week. It is one of the fundraiser events with proceeds going towards the foundation’s activities that are geared towards championing underserved youths by providing social, educational and mentoring opportunities for a bright future. Aside from the runway showcases running from 11th-13th, there will also be other events prior. They include the anniversary party and a bowling fundraiser dubbed ‘Bowling For Education’.

So who from the 256 is showcasing at Baltimore’s longest running annual event? Well, we can exclusively reveal that Anita Beryl of Beryl Quoture and Claire Kigozi of Claire’s Designs will be flying our flag. Anita will showcase her collection on the opening night and Claire will be one of the designers closing the show on Sunday evening. All showcases begin at 8:10pm. There will also be showcases by the likes of Lisa Turner, Courtney Jackson and Footage Society among others.

The past 9 events have attracted over 15,500 guests and expected to be bigger and better this year, as the production has moved to a bigger venue – the Columbus Center. Eguana Kampala has showcased at Baltimore Fashion Week twice and the designer behind the brand describes it as very organized and as a great networking opportunity for any fashion designer.

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