Monday, November 25, 2013

Swahili Fashion week 2013: Designer Schedule


Swahili Fashion Week is now THE platform for fashion and accessory designers from Swahili speaking countries and the African continent to showcase their talent, market their creativity and network with clientele and the international fashion industry. This is all aimed at emphasizing to the region that fashion is an income generating creative industry, meanwhile promoting a "Made in Africa" concept.
Swahili Fashion Week is a platform founded and created by celebrated Tanzanian couturier, Mustafa Hassanali in year 2008. It currently is the biggest and largest annual fashion event in the whole of East and Central Africa.

The 6th Swahili Fashion Week is just around the corner and this seasons fashion week is poised to be a truly magical and memorable event. East and Central Africa’s largest fashion platform will feature 26 Tanzanian Designers, with 18 Regional Designers from 9 Countries. The platform was founded and created in 2008 by celebrated Tanzanian designer, Mustafa Hassanali with the vision of becoming a global platform where designers Swahili speaking countries and across Africa can showcase their talent, market their creativity and network with clientele and the international fashion industry. Each year, Swahili Fashion Week keeps on getting better and this season’s event is definitely going to be a steamy affair. Below is a line-up of the designers who will be exhibiting and the dates.

Day 1 – December 6 – Friday

H & A Dress To Impress – Tanzania
Lucky Creations – Tanzania
Ailinda Sawe – Tanzania
Tanzania Mitindo House – Tanzania
Anne Kiwia Dar Es Salaam – Tanzania
Estelle Mantel Clothing – Zambia
Achera Designs – Kenya
Cynthia Schimming – Namibia
Can Wear And Handmade From Tanzania – Tanzania
Malleni Designs – Tanzania
House Of Wellu – Tanzania
Yvonne Ndawana – Zimbabwe
Keramiti – Tanzania
Afrostreet Kollektion – Kenya
Michelle Ouma – Kenya
Catherine Mlowe – Tanzania
Jasmine Greca Sinare – Tanzania

Day 2 – December 7 – Saturday
Kutowa Designs – Zambia
Walove – Kenya
Lulu Philista Oniang’o
Carla Silva – Angola
Terrance Chipembere – Zimbabwe
Martin Kadinda – Tanzania
Hameed Abdul – Tanzania
Khadija Mwanamboka – Tanzania
Dominick Godfrey – Tanzania
2heads By Atsu – Ghana
Na Kadhalika – Tanzania
Chizika – Czech Republic
Yechi & Yuchi – Tanzania
Taati Sibolile Maison – Namibia
Palse South Africa – South Africa
Psj Couture – Tanzania
Mgece Makory – Tanzania

Day 3 – December 8 – Sunday

Eve CollEctions – Tanzania
An Nisa Abayas – Tanzania
Asia Idarous Khamsini – Tanzania
Arapapa By Santa Anzo – Uganda
Eskado Bird – Tanzania
Hafeni Frans – Namibia
Kiki’s Fashion – Tanzania
Gabriel Mollel – Tanzania
Mo Creations & Couture – Zambia
Suhaa Schmitz – Rwanda
Zaidi Africa – Tanzania
Jamilla Vera Swai – Tanzania
An International Guest Designer

The third Swahili Fashion Week 2013 Awards nominees were also made public with new 3 new dynamic categories included. View all the names of the nominees below:-

Best Female Model
Neema Mbuya, Macrida Joseph, Evanuru Isack, Jocelyne Maro, Lethyna Christopher and Winfrida Dominic

Best East African Model
Kenyans Gloria Baraza, Hivita Rogato, Emo Rugene and Ugandan Anna Kwagala.

Designer of Year
Eskado Bird, Sheria Ngowi, Eve Collection, Mgece Makory amd Vera Swai.

Hair & Make Up
Amy & Emy, Rehema Samo, Shamona & Shamsa and Edna Ndibalema.

Accessory designer of the Year
Fahari Zanzibar, Sphinx Africa, Sairiamu Designs, Enjipai Jewellery, Uru Diamonds and Doreen Mashika.

East African Designer of the Year
Suhaa Schmitz (Rwanda), Jamil Walji, Moo Cow and Kiko Rombo (Kenya) and Santa Anzo (Uganda)

Best Men’s Wear Designer
Mtani Nyamakababi, Mtoko Designs, Manju Msita and Sheria Ngowi

Upcoming Designers
Kali Elegance, PSJ Couture, Yechi & Yuchi, Catherine Mlowe and Dominique Godfrey.

Innovative Designer
Ally Rehmtullah, Mama Momella, Schwari Collectables, Magesa and Manju Msita.

Stylish Female Personality
Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe, Vanessa Mdee, Jacqueline Cliff, Fancy Nkuhi and Jokate Mwegelo.

Stylish Male Personality
Kenny Francis, Ommy Dimpoz, Mohammed Dewji, B Dozen and Osse Greca Sinare.

Fashion Blog of the Year
La Princessa, Sheria Na Mavazi, Missie Popular and Gyver La Trend.

Fashion Photographer of the Year
Gavin Gosberth – Black N White, Emmanuel Mboma –Viwalo, Ali Akber Zoeb – AZH Photography, Osse Greca Sinare -OGS Studios and Akbar Thabeet –SlideVisuals

Fashion Journalist of the Year
Giver Meena- Bang Magazine, Caroline Uliwa- The Citizen, Maimuna Kubegeya-Mwananchi, Masembe Tambwe – Daily News and Rio Paul- The Citizen.

Best East African Journalist
Kenyan trio of Silvia Njoki, Mwikali Lati and Franklin Saiyalel, Ugandan duo of Keturah Kamagusa and Gloria Haguma.

Fashion TV Program
Designing Africa- Africa Magic, Sights & Sounds-Capital TV, Mashariki Mix-M Net and Nirvana-EATV.

Stylist of the year
Missie Popular, Rio Paul, Eskado Bird, Rosemary Kokuhilwa and Martin Kadinda.



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Source: Swahili Fashion Week and Awards 2013
Date: 1-8 December 2013.
E-mail: info@swahilifashionweek.com

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