... a forum for local and international fashion designers, to showcase their design. This event is unique by featuring designs from a variety of cultures and from local and international designers. It is organized and managed by IRIS PRO-FILMS 1000 HILLS which is a film and Photography Company that also specializes in event management and representation of actors and models.
It was a blend of modernity and culture at the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show held over the weekend. Local fashion designers showcased a variety of unique designs at the glamorous fashion show on Saturday evening at Sports View Hotel in Remera.
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Fashion enthusiasts are in for a treat this Saturday as Rwanda Cultural Fashion show returns with glamorous collections. Over 13 fashion designers will showcase their unique designs at Sports View Hotel in Remera. According to the organisers, the 4th edition of the fashion show will not only illustrate the creativity of designers but will also be a platform to rally Rwandans to support the country’s budding fashion industry. The popular runway show will feature fashion designers from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, United States of America, DR Congo and Nigeria.
Local designers taking part include Augustin Hakizima, Jossette Umurerwa, Inzovu African Village, Odette SCH ltd, Marie Paule Mutuyeyezu and N&S Creations. Guest designers who have confirmed their participation are Vinn Clizz from Kenya, Hameed Abdul from Tanzania, Robinah U5 from Uganda, Nancy Zeller from USA, Anne Dickson from Nigeria and Patricia Kinga from DR Congo. Traditional wear in African, modern and batik fabrics will dominate the evening as women, men and children clothes will be on display. Different types of designer jewelry will also be showcased.
Over 30 local models will provide a round table fashion show, allowing guests to get up close and personal to the new season collections whilst enjoying the show. Celestin Ntawirema, the founder of Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show, said that guests will be able to see different fashion brands that will be showcased at the event. There will also be an exhibition to allow the guests to shop the collections hot off the catwalk at the event.
“It’s always our goal to raise the standard of excellence every year. This year’s show will be a faster paced event as we have changed the overall runway section,” said Ntawirema. “We have also made it possible for the people who like the outfits that will be showcased on the runway to buy them at the exhibition that will be organised at the venue,” he added. Tickets to the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show are on sale now at RZMAN Nyarutarama, Tecno market in Town, African International Club, Sports View Hotel and Nakumat at Kigali City Tower, (KCT). Doors open at 6:30p.m and the show ends at 9:30pm.
N&S creations is a group of Rwandan young fashion designers; NADEGE AURORE BENIE and STUNNER FRED . NADEGE AURORE started fashion designing at her high school in 2012 by making hand made fashion in kitenge fabrics she was inspired by her aunt who was a tailor, STUNNER FRED started in 2014 in his high school where he was responsible for looking for styles of the school's dancing crew, they met in 2015 by then they shared ideas of making a group of fashion designers by editing clothing to look more fashionable because as they say one two heads are better than one so by then they participated in video clips of bull dog, papy kyle, just family; they also participated in CULTURAL FASHION NIGHT 2016.
Robinah aka Robinah U5 is an Entrepreneur focused in fashion and design. She works with an art and entertainment company called U5 Enterprises based in the USA and is working as the Chief Operating Officer for U5 Rwanda. She has been in the fashion and design world for six years now and has focused much in the designing of jewellery, beading clothing and bridal wear.
Nancy Zeller received a BA in Art from the University of New Hampshire, USA, and has been immersed in natural dyeing since 2005. In 2007 she studied Khiva traditional crafts, in partnership with artisans of Khiva, Uzbekistan and American artisan mentors, focusing on natural dyeing. Zeller studied in France in 2010 with Denise Lambert, owner of Bleu de Pastel de Lectoure, and Michel Garcia, founder of Couleur Garance and of the Botanical Garden of Dye Plants. Zeller has also studied with Michele Wipplinger, owner of Earthues, Seattle, WA, Gasali Adeyemo, Nigerian Indigo and Adire Master. In April 2011 she attended ISEND 2011, the International Symposium and Exposition on Natural Dyes in La Rochelle, France. In June 2013 she traveled to Rwanda, Africa, on a humanitarian project, to assist a group of 35 Rwandan woman expand their color line of handspun, naturally dyed yarns. She returned to Rwanda in 2014 in search of plants that would be suitable to provide color. In 2015, Zeller completed a dye plant research project through INES-Ruhengeri University, Rwanda. That same year she founded Rwanda~one4one, a non-profit organization.
With eternal gratitude and the grace of God, Rwanda~one4one is working with one family, totaling seven households in Rwanda, to lift them from poverty and create income opportunities. Donations are used to directly improve their living standards as well as fostering Umva, the natural dye project. Trained and managed by Zeller, Umva is an income opportunity for the women in the family to naturally dye textiles using indigenous plants in Rwanda for color. Umva is a fair trade project providing income, through textile sales, to the families to improve their standard of living.
Umva, as a part of Rwanda-one4one, is a blossoming opportunity for the family, in which they are taking immense pride and care in nurturing its success. With Zeller’s guidance, the ladies of Umva welcome the opportunity to learn the craft of natural dyeing and how to apply it to cloth. Their gorgeous finished pieces speak to their determination to earn income so they can feed and care for the family members.
MUTUYEYEZU Marie paule is the founder and passionate fashion designer in FORGET-ME- NOT FASHION HOUSE . She participated in Rwanda cultural Fashion Show 2015 and Kigali Fashion Week 2015. ADRESS: KG 33 ave ,Kigali Rwanda at ADARWA building , Phone number: 0783110481 /0728181380
Nationality : RWANDAN
Vinn Clizz Ltd is a clothing line that was established in April 2014 by a youthful fashion stylist Vincent Wangara.It started as a basic idea when colour blocking and coloured suits were just emerging.Vinn Clizz Ltd has a variety of well thought out ideas,laced with a touch of class,creating fashionable outfits for both ladies and gents.Vinn Clizz Ltd has a wide selection of colours,designs and fabrics to choose from.The designs are pocket friendly and can be worn to any occasion.
After spending a few minutes with Augustin, you will feel calmer and more relaxed as his easy-going way is so contagious. However, his calmness belies an active, creative mind and paint brush and you will quickly identify all of Augustin’s work because they are so diverse.
The Kigali native attended both primary and secondary school in the capital city, even at a young age his drawing demonstrated his artistic talent and the first time Augustin painted a work, he saw that he could make art and that it was something he wanted to keep doing. Augustin has a unique, modern but thoroughly Rwandan style that seems less influenced by European art and more by fellow Rwandan artists, today you will often find Augustin creating a variety of mediums from paintings, murals, or working on an art installation as he also continues to develop his talents with his membership in Isoko Arts Rwanda, an association of Rwandan fine artists.
Art works by Hakizimana speaks of the creativity and vision of one of the youngest Rwandan artists active today. The combination of his unique vision and traditional Rwandan images and subject matter make for a truly worthwhile artistic endeavor.
In 2013 Augustin co founded Agasozi Art Center where he connects with local youth by organizing workshops for kids in order to help them find freedom of expression, creativity and possibly discover some new young talents and he is also the founding members of Uburanga Arts Studio found in Kimihurura a suburb of Kigali.
2016 FREEDOM&FREEDOM JAPAN
2013 BEAUTY OF OUR CULTURE, KIGALI
2012 SO FAR, SO GOOD, KIGALI
2010 MY BEST ART HISTORIAN, KIGALI
2013 BEAUTY OF AFRICA ,TOKYO JAPAN
2013 IMPANO ,KIGALI
2009 IVUKA ARTS STUDIO, U.S. EMBASSY, KIGALI
CELEBRATING RWANDA’S COMMITMENT FOR ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN, KIGALI
2010 MINISTRY OF SPORTS &CULTURE ART FESTIVAL, KIGALI
2010 ISOKO ARTS RWANDA LAUNCH EXHIBITION, KIGALI
2011EAST AFRICAN BIENNALE IN TANZANIA: SELECTED AS ONE OF THE FOUR BEST RWANDAN
2012 PAN AFRICAN DANCE FESTIVAL (FESPAD), KIGALI
2013 IMAGES OF MEMORY, KIGALI
2014 SUDDENLY BUT CONSTANTLY BY RWANDAN AND KOREAN
2ND PLACE TALENT T-SHIRTS ITALY
AWARDED INNOVATIVE DESIGNER AT RWANDA CULTURAL FASHION SHOW 2015
Josette Umurerwa is a 25 year old university graduate in fashion technology. She achieved her university degree from India at Lovely Professional University in 2014. During her university time she also got internship certificates from India and Rwanda .Besides attending fashion shows, another one of her future goals is to open a clothing line that creates and sells wearable yet very fashionable clothes for women in the region and Africa that will expand and spread all over the World. Josette Umurerwa lives in Kigali /Rwanda, & her brand is called YOzeta.
TEL:+250788661764, NATIONALITY :Rwandese