“Pan African designer Mustafa Hassanali pursues fashion as a religion. Being Tanzania’s premier and most celebrated wedding and evening gown designer with an A-list clientele, Hassanali is considered a fashion guru (in his country).
This Collection is named Afrilaal Collection. “Afri” is a short form of (saying) Africa and “Laal” is Hindi for the colour red summates. (The idea is that) however vast and varied Africa is but the colour of blood flowing through our veins is the same. This collection in addition will be used to advocate awareness of the reality of HIV/AIDS, thus SEE RED, THINK HIV/AIDS.
AFRILAAL is Mustafa Hassanli FIFTH collection in year 2012, and his NINTH show in SOUTH AFIRCA.
Mustafa Hassanali has launched Afrikalos collection in Lagos Nigeria, Wedding collection in Dar es Salaam, Ramadhan Collection in Dakar, Senegal and Pink Desert Collection in Gaborone, Botswana. And has shown at Fashion extravaganza in Kampala, Uganda and Bangalore fashion week in India in the year 2012.”
Photos courtesy Simon Deiner/SDR Photo