In its third edition, the Collective RW Fashion Week kicked off in class as popular local designers; House of Tayo, Sonia Mugabo, Inzuki, Haute Baso, Moshions, and Amizero showcased their collections to revelers.
The event is organised by Collective Rwanda, a group of five young fashion designers — Matthew Rugamba, Sonia Mugabo, Teta Isibo, Linda Mukangonga and Moses Twahirwa, who aim at promoting to promote locally made designs and attract local, regional and international fashion designers, models and other technical personnel to build a regional and internationally collaborative platform that will benefit all.
The Fashion extravaganza debuted at 4:30pm with Ogake Mosomi, a Kenyan designer who showcased stylish wedding dresses, followed by House of Tayo who displayed Cutting Edge Military uniforms marrying them with Kstobe Jewel’s ornaments. Haute Baso with Inzuki Designs showcased graceful summer dresses together with jewelry & assortments.
Later on, Makeda Mahadeo who was the MC of the session announced an hour break and revelers retreated to mingle as drinks and food were served.
The show resumed with Amizero & Cecily who displayed creativity and wit from the garbs they displayed to the elderly models tthey used. They were soon followed by Uzi Collections and Dokmai who also made a splash with their collections.
The last segment featured Sonia Mugabo, Moshions, Lisa B Marler, House of Tayo, Moses Turahirwa and Sonia Mugabo.
It goes without saying that with their grace, cherubic features and killer walks, the models that strutted on the runway were simply enthralling. They featured popular faces like Alexia Uwera Mupende, Toni Georgette, Jay Rwanda, Lee Charm, Fiona Muthoni, Kalisa Winnie, Neza Rachel, Umutoni Belise, Ugandan Waiswa Ronalds and many more others.
Along the week, high- profile British designer duo Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones, famous for their London-based luxury label Teatum Jones, which won the prestigious International Woolmark Prize for Womenswear 2017 are expected to showcase their collections.
House of Tayo & K’tsobe Jewel
Moshions & iFele
Sonia Mugabo & Lisa Marler
Uzi Collections & Dokmai
Amizero & Cecily
Haute Baso & Inzuki Designs
Photos: Serge Muhizi