Cedric Mizero set to take 2019 London Fashion Week by storm

By Bérénice Rutaganda
On 23 January 2019 at 11:30

Cedric Mizero, a 24-year-old up-and-coming Rwandan fashion designer will represent Rwanda for the first time in the London Fashion Week during the International Fashion Week.

According to the British Council, Cedric will be with 15 other fashion designers selected among 300 by the British Fashion Council (BFC).

Speaking to IGIHE, Cedric enthused that he was happy to have been chosen. For him "Fashion is a way of recounting a compelling a story”. He remarked that he is in the Fashion World to tell a story and send a message. “My ultimate goal is to contribute to the Society,” he noted.

Cedric was born from a family of 8 kids in Gishoma -Cyangugu district in Western province. He attended primary school at Mushaka Primary School and later enrolled at Groupe Scolaire de Kigombe for secondary school. He also undertook a one-month course at Académie des Beaux Arts in Kinshasha.

His entry into the fashion scene started in 2012 when he participated in various school entertainment, shows.
Cedric is now part of Collective Rwanda, a group of Rwandan fashion designers— House of Tayo, Haute Baso, Inzuki designs, Uzi collections, Sonia Mugabo, and Amizero by Cedric Mizero. Collective Rwanda has already organized two fashion shows, whereby in 2017 Cedric showcased gorgeous creations in an original collection dubbed “Falling from the Sky”.

Amizero Designs was also nominated for the Kenya Fashion Awards 2017, under the East African designer of the year category. Awards aimed at honoring and celebrating outstanding performance and excellence in the fashion industry in Kenya as well as East Africa.

During the 2019 London fashion week, Cedric will present a collection entitled "Dreaming my Memory", a nostalgic collection that swiftly recounts his young childhood.

This is an important opportunity as the London Fashion Week is among the Big Four, a set of important Fashion weeks around the world. These are the New York Fashion Week, followed by the London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and the Paris Fashion Week. You can only attend them by invitation.

According to the Fashion United’s statistics, the New York Fashion Week generates the highest income from all the global fashion weeks, bringing close to 900 million dollars, annually. As for London, in 2017, the fashion industry contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP ($41.8billion), which the Fashion Week greatly contributed to.

Aside from being a reliable and consistent source of revenue, Fashion weeks also support young designers such as Cédric Mizero in the Fashion world, opening doors to infinite opportunities.

'Strength Of Women', Cedric Mizero's Collection that depicts the outstanding strength and resilience of women