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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Afisa habari na mahusiano wa swahili fashion week, bi. Esi Mgimba akiielezea shoping Festival katika maonhyesho ya fashion week.
Sponsorship event managar wa Vodacom, Ibrahim Kaunda akizungumza na wabunifu wa kimataifa juu ya swahili fashion week. 

The Sixth annual Swahili Fashion Week will take place at Golden Tulip hotel from the, 6th to 8th December 2013 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Swahili Fashion Week 2013 will collectively bring together more than 15 international designers from 9 countries combined with 27 Tanzanian designers to showcase their collection, predicting trend for the East African market for year 2014.

“The following international designers will be showcasing at the Swahili Fashion Week, where by on day One  (6th Dec 2013) there will be Cynthia Schiming – Namibia, Yvonne Ndawana – Zimbabwe, Afrostreet Kollektion – Kenya  and Michelle Ouma – Kenya and on day two (7th Dec 2013) there will be Kutowa Designs –Zambia, Walove – Kenya, Lulu Philista Oniang’o – Kenya, Terrance Chipembere –Zimbabwe, Carla Silva – Angola, 2Heads by Atsu – Ghana, Estelle Mantel Clothing – Zambia, Chizika – Czech Republic, Taati Sibolile Maison – Namibia and Palse South Africa – South Africa. And on day three (8th Dec 2013) there will be Arapapa by Santa Anzo – Uganda, Hafeni Frans – Namibia, MO Creations & Couture – Zambia, Suhaa Schmitz – Rwanda and David Tlale – South Africa” Said Honest Arroyal, Fashion Coordinator

“And the Tanzanian Based designers that will be showcasing their works on Swahili Fashion week are: - on day one there will be H &A Dress to Impress, Tanzania Mitindo House, Anne Kiwia Dar es Salaam, Na Kadhalika, Can Wear and Handmade from Tanzania, Malleni Designs, House of Wellu, Keramiti, Catherine Mlowe, Jasmine Greca Sinare, Lucky Creations and Ailinda Sawe. On day two the Designer’s showcasing will be :- Martin Kadinda, Hameed Abdul, Khadija Mwanamboka, Dominick Godfrey, Yechi & Yuchi, PSJ Couture and Mgece Makory. And on the last day the designer’s showcasing will be :- Eve Collections, An Nisa Abayas, Eskado Bird, Kiki’s Fashion, Asia Idarous Khamsin, Gabriel Mollel, Zaidi Africa, and Jamilla Vera Swai” added Mr Arroyal

Apart from the Runway showcase, we shall have the annual shopping festival as part of the broader fashion week.

“Shopping Festival will provide different creative entrepreneurs an opportunity to network, sell and advertising their products. The entry will be FREE and doors for public will be open from 2 to 8 pm for all the three day of the Fashion Week. We urge the public to support the design industry and proudly wear MADE IN AFRICA, especially Tanzania and support our own creative entrepreneurs” Said Esi Mgimba, PR & Media Manager

Swahili Fashion Week and Awards 2013 is sponsored by EATV, East Africa Radio, Vodacom Tanzania, Sea Cliff Casino, Golden Tulip Hotel, BASATA, Darling Hair,  Ultimate Security, Global Outdoor Ltd, Prime Advertising, Bongo5, Quick Print Shop, Atsoko, Eventlites, Century Cinemax, PKF, Push Mobile, Evervess, Maji Poa and 361 Degrees.
   
ABOUT SWAHILI FASHION WEEK (SFW)

Swahili Fashion Week is THE largest and biggest fashion platform in East and Central Africa 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.

2013 marks the Sixth edition of the Annual Swahili Fashion Week & Awards that will be held in Dar es Salaam from 5th - 8th December 2013

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