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Four tips from Rapture Fashion 360

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Different ways you can look smart by adding a few accessories

Different ways you can look smart by adding a few accessories or wearing the much avoided combination. PHOTOs BY Abubaker Lubowa 



Posted  Sunday, July 27   2014 at  01:00

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Many fashion events concentrate on the new design on the market , but Rapture Fashion 360 gave some unique lessons as Gloria Haguma found out.

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As part of the social corporate responsibility programme, the Rapture group organised a fashion event at the Kampala Serena hotel. The event has many fashion designers and collectors showcasing, and for those that missed out, here are a few styling tricks that you could have picked from the different items on show, with focus on the looks, from OG Absolute design house.

Mixed print trend
My personal favourite was the mixed print ensemble from the OG Absolute, which is run by Kenny Omara and Canan Ssembogga. This styling trick is one that you may want to try out. For a beginner, it would be advisable to begin with prints that are not far apart. For instance, you could try out florals, in different shades and colours. Preferably, wear your mixed print on one part of your body. That will give you a well put smart casual look.
Where to wear it to: Cocktail, or Thursday office look, or dinner date.

The Kitenge on suit look
Ugandan fashion designers have taken their patriotism, with the kitenge on a different level. So now, you don’t have to restrict your suits to cotton crisp white shirts. You can instead opt for the kitenge, and to make the look better, add a pocket square in the same print to this look.
Where to wear it: Wedding, red carpet event, and a fashion show.

The scarf
Majority of the men are not keen on accessories, but that may have to change. Take for instance a scarf. Depending on the detail or the fabric, a scarf can add a much needed fun touch to your look, either with the print on it, or even the colour that is a good colour splash option. You can also substitute the scarf, with a shawl.
Where to wear it to: Formal or informal events.

The Kitenge on suit look
Ugandan fashion designers have taken their patriotism, with the kitenge on a different level. So now, you don’t have to restrict your suits to cotton crisp white shirts. You can instead opt for the kitenge, and to make the look better, add a pocket square in the same print to this look.
Where to wear it: Wedding, red carpet event, and a fashion show.

The double print
Remember that time when you were young and your parents would buy you the short and shirt combo? Well, those days are not long gone after all. You can still wear the double print, and still look stylish, and not age inappropriate. Whichever prints you decide to wear, you can have this look on, in laid back and relaxed way, and be over the top.