“For Mustafa Hassanali fashion was originally a hobby, but has since become his career. His passion for elegance, style, flamboyancy, glamour and glitz has not gone unnoticed by most of East Africa’s social crème de la crème.
His collections have been shown widely throughout Africa and Europe and his exquisite handwork, detailed beadwork and creative ensemble embellishments have made Mustafa Hassanali a sought after brand name in the couture market.
Mustafa Hassanali shows three collections every year within four months. He also hosts two fundraising galas annually in Dar es Salaam to help oppose violence against women, to raise breast cancer awareness and in Zanzibar to support the Mental Hospital of Zanzibar.
His work has been showcased at the Durban and Cape Town fashion week, Vukani Fashion awards in Pretoria, Miss Ethiopia Beauty pageant, Mediterranean Fashion Festival in Sicily, Italy, Nokia face of Africa, Mozambique, Uganda and Kenya Fashion Week. To take Tanzanian fashion to the next level, he launched The First Annual Swahili Fashion Week on November 2008.”
~Bio by Mustafa Hassanali via AFI
~Photocredit: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo