Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 17 local & foreign designers show at Swahili Fashion Week
17 local & foreign designers show at Swahili Fashion Week
12
Dec '14
More than 17 local and international designers showcased their creativity at the just held three-day-long installment of the east African catwalk extravaganza Swahili Fashion Week 2014.

Held in Tanzania, the event featured a ready-to-wear collection from Christine Zimba, the Tanzanian designer behind the label Kiki’s Fashion. Enhanced with bold revealing necklines and vibrantly coloured prints, the range featured long sweeping red gowns, sheer black skirts with asymmetrical hemlines and embroidered short-sleeved pristine white dresses.

Inspired from the enamel plate collection of her late mother, the Zimbabwean designer Sabina Mutsvati showed an unconventional range titled Ndiro Dzinondifungisa Amai Vangu (which translates to ‘plates that remind me of my mother’ in English).

Replete with circle and rectangular framed hems, the featured short and long length dresses paired with strapless bodices were based on colours like passionate red, electric blue, warm yellow and metallic tones.

In addition to the aforementioned names, home-grown labels like Asia Idarous Khamsin and Jamilla Vera Swai also highlighted their exclusive ensembles alongside foreign brands including Afrikadirndl (Austria), Taati Sibolile Maison (Namibia), Jose Rui Lopez (Angola), Innocent Dorkenoo (Ghana) and Palse (South Africa). (PB)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

UK retailers may face extra £190 mn in business rates

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

UK retailers may face extra £190 mn in business rates

Retailers in the UK are likely to face an extra £190 million on their ...

Courtesy: EFI

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Digital textile printing expected to grow at 20% CAGR

Digital textile printing is at this time about 3-4 per cent of all...

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Bangladesh sought better prices for its exports, especially garments, ...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira, Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Vidhyaa Shankar. S, A Ganapathi Chettiar

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Md Hanifur Rahman, Aman Group

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Abhishek Dhanuka,

Abhishek Dhanuka

Vyom International Pvt Ltd, established in 2002, is one of Surat's leading ...

Akshat Chaudhary,

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Tina Antoniades,

Tina Antoniades

India-headquartered Lulu & Sky is a rapidly escalating brand with the...

Mark Brill, Birmingham City University (BCU)

Mark Brill
Birmingham City University (BCU)

<div>A technological breakthrough could see people getting messages about...

Johan Berlin, InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search