Posted Saturday, March 23 2013 at 00:00
When the designers went all out in celebration of women’s fashion evolution over the past 50 years, Gloria Haguma was there to capture the action.
The fashion showcase dubbed the Independent Woman Fashion Show at the Women’s Day celebration at the Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, was a show of creativity and brilliance as eight fashion gurus came together to light up the runway with their creations. The showcase centered on celebrating the 50 years of evolution of women’s fashion.
The showcase enlightened designs from the 80s and 90s, many of the pieces made from the African traditional cloth, the kitenge. There were also pieces from backcloth, sack cloth and knitted fabrics.
Many of the fabrics were made of African material and the some of the models wore big hair do’s commonly known as the afros,and these were an indication of the hair styles that rocked back in the 80’s.
The highlight of the showcase was the body paint modeling showcased by designer Stella Atal. “The move was to create wearable art, something outside what can be tailored. We also wanted to be different,” she explained.
The climax of the showcase was the collaboration collection from all the participating designers. All designers were later awarded certificates for their participation by the French ambassador to Uganda, Aline Kuster-Menager. Motor cycling champion, Vanessa Van Pee, was crowned the best model of the evening.