“Sylvia Owori is one of today’s leading figures in the East African fashion and modelling industries and is famous for both her entrepreneurial skills and her creative talent. Her designs are appreciated by a very large public in her native Uganda and her participation in a variety of prestigious events all over Africa has worked to make her a respected designer across the continent.
Having studied in London, her design ethos is the result of the excellent training she received, added to her unique imagination and natural talent. Sylvia’s contribution to Uganda’s development was recognized in June 2006 when she received the Presidential Transformers Award.
Sylvia Owori draws her inspiration from her Ugandan roots and the African lifestyle as well as from her extensive travels to the USA and Europe. Her style is recognized as being bold while staying approachable.
Sylvia successfully revitalized the Miss Uganda Beauty Pageant, designed outfits for the contestants of MNet Face of Africa in Dar es Salaam and Cape Town, and the Nokia Face of Africa’s Ugandan finalist’s outfit in 2001. Sylvia started the first modeling agency in the Uganda and in November 2005 she launched African Woman, the first women’s magazine in the region.”
~Bio by Sylvia Owori via AFI
~Photo by Simon Deiner/SDR Photo