Medical doctor turned fashion designer, Mustafa Hassanali, is at work again with his team preparing for the 4th Annual Swahili Fashion Week. Ladybrille fashion conscious Tanzanians, mark your calendars in advance so you do not miss the date. In the meantime, below is the scoop of what event organizers have been up to as part of their preparations:
“TANZANIA FASHION INDUSTRY TO MARK 50 years of UHURU
Swahili Fashion week Organizer met the Tanzanian designers on 17 May at the Little theatre club to discuss Plans for the Fourth Swahili Fashion Week which currently is the largest fashion platform in eastern and central Africa.
Amongst the topics discussed were on how to improve 2011 Swahili fashion week and taking it to a more International audience.
Designers who attended included Mgece Makory, Linda august, Kim dean, Doreen Estazia, salim Ali, Gabriel Mollel, Francisca Shirima, Farha Sultan, Kemi Sadikebi, Joy Kemibaro, Jamilla Swai, Gymkhana Hilal, Grace kijo, Ailinda sawe, Ailinda Sawe and kemi Kalikawe
“This years Fashion week is aimed at celebrating 50 years of UHURU since Tanzania got independence, and to mark this, 50 Tanzanian, regional and international designers will come together to showcase their creativity in pomp and pageantry “ stated Mustafa Hassanali the organizer of this annual Fashion week.
Swahili Fashion week 2011 will be held from 3-5 November 2011 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
ABOUT SWAHILI FASHION WEEK
Swahili Fashion Week is a fast growing 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. Now in its Fourth year, it has become the biggest annual fashion event in the whole of East and Central Africa.
Having initiated a dynamic and promising platform for the fashion industry in the region, Swahili Fashion Week is now geared towards being the most sought out after fashion platform in Africa for the international market.
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