- published: 12 May 2016
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Three women in Uganda are hoping to change the fashion industry on the continent by persuading women to wear clothes and accessories customized locally. They have brought together over twenty-five designers from different countries to design various items using traditional African fabric. CCTV's Isabel Nakirya with that report.
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Fashions from the designers were presented in a fast-paced, live runway show. Guests were treated to a fabulous display of elegant Africa oriented and high-end fashion in an array of categories from Busuuti to evening wear with a touch of Africa. Fashion designers includes; Judith Banya-Kyanda of Mikolo store has become a house-hold name in the diaspora not just among Ugandans but other nationalities alike due to the passion with which she has promoted Ugandan traditional wear from all areas including gomesis, omwenda, kanzu, kikoyi and Umshanana. She is also actively involved in promoting and preserving the traditional lifestyle including drums, jewellery, art and crafts, mats and rugs. The mikolo store range will maintain the heritage of the brand, full of olubugo (organic bark cloth),...
One of Uganda's Top Models in a montage of photos. A versatile and very dynamic model who is showing her ability in Kampala and is ready to show her ability in other cities. For model bookings she can be contacted at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If it's ready to wear, it was probably made in Asia. But soon, it may be coming from eastern Africa. Ugandan clothing manufacturers and designers have access to domestically grown cotton, cheap labor and creative talent. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2015-10-13/e-18735765-9798
The ministry of Public Service has in a new circular asked civil servants to adapt to a ‘decent dress code’. The circular issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Public Service Ministry asks civil servants to wear decent clothing to work that includes dresses below the knees, covering cleavage and a suit and tie for the men The rules in the circular, six for male public servants, ten for female public servants arise out of what the Ministry Human Resource Manager says is ‘public concern’ and complaints on the dress code of civil servants. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter. Like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya. Follow and Double tap on Instagram: NTV Kenya Join Our Telegram channel: www.telegram.me/NTVNewsRush
“La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price. The Republic of the Congo in Central Africa can’t boast of high standards of living. Yet, there are men here who are prepared to spend a fortune on designer suits. They call themselves “sapeurs” – members of the “La Sape” movement. “La Sape” comes from French and stands for “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. For its adherents, it’s all about style and elegance, the right combination of colours and textures, brand-names and the highest quality materials. They derive true joy fr...
FASHION RUNWAY EVENT FEATURING TONNY BULENZI ALONGSIDE BRENDA MARAKA AND EXTREME MODELLING AGENCY
Plastic straws – we use them once and throw them away. But a women's initiative in Uganda is breathing new life into discarded straws by turning them into hats, bags and bracelets. For more on this story, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/5-materials-you-probably-didnt-know-could-be-turned-into-fashion/a-19186191
Hey Loves, today we’re hosting one of our favorite fashion designers in Uganda. She’s a very talented young lady..Carol! The founder of Elf clothing. She tells us more about her designs and outfits. Fashion is not about just attractive or beautiful outfits but it’s about the way we present ourselves to the people and the way we identify ourselves in our society! Facebook page: ELf clothing Enjoy!!
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