Arapapa and Xenson. Local designers, led by Xenson Ssenkaaba and Santa Anzo will soon have pieces of their collections sell in the international market, after being identified by the Vogue Italia editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, who recently visited Uganda. This is as long as they can find a way to produce at a price and taste not only ethnical, but also wearable and sellable on the international scene. Xenson and Santa exhibited to Sozzani what she can expect from Uganda and Flora Aduk was in attendance.
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A few events can match the glamour that has come to define catwalks. Attractive models with seemingly flawless skin and a dress size we love to admire but would never dream of wearing, the perfect lighting and music, guests who seem to have outdone themselves befitting of the occasion, and yes, the fabulous outfits.
But wait a minute, what is often wrong with the gist of the show-the outfits? Well, you and I can barely walk out of our houses wearing most of them. Even the editor- in- chief of a world leading fashion magazine Vogue Italia knows this too well.
Franca Sozzani said as much through her mission, on her recent visit to Uganda. The goodwill ambassador for “Fashion 4 development”, a UN Secretary General’s office initiative, spread the gospel of wearable and affordable clothes.
Spotting a cream dress with red and yellow flowers, Sozzani cut a simple but chic image at the exquisite dinner hosted by Charles Mbire at his Kololo residence. Far from what one would expect of one who rubs shoulders with the world’s greatest designers.
Voicing her goal, Sozzani urged Ugandan designers to make an effort to find a way to produce more practical, simple and inexpensive collections to penetrate the European market. She intends to identify key areas where fashion can be used to create business opportunities. Designers Santa Anzo and Xenson Ssenkaaba managed to put on an impressive show to give Sozzani a sneak peek into the creative juices of Uganda designers. Thankfully, most of the outfits were quite wearable.
The show off
Anzo’s Arapapa’s traditional cotton fabric this time explored interesting designs, blending red and black patterned pieces. Xenson, best known for his abstract clothes that leave you wondering how the model got into them, opted for a casual look with jean fabrics blended with tie and dye, and adorned with gigantic zips. But it is his bags made of leather that blew me away. Pity I have never had the chance to find one in any store.
Sozzani meanwhile shared her plan to launch a special L’Uomo Vogue issue for May/June 2012 entitled ‘Africa project’ under the umbrella of the Global Initiative Fashion 4 Development. The First Lady, Janet Museveni, as well as the Nabagereka , Sylvia Naginda, are expected to feature in this special issue.
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