RCFS is a forum for local and international fashion designers to showcase their designs; this event is unique by featuring designs from a variety of cultures. 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.

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Canada-based African Vogue and humanities Motion (AFAM) and Rwanda Cultural Vogue Present (RCFS) just lately signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advertise African trend, and humanities and to create public consciousness of the expertise and high-quality designs in each Canada and Africa.

The partnership seeks to discover areas of potential collaboration throughout completely different disciplines and initiatives together with, collaborating between the 2 companies by exchanging expertise in occasion administration, and exchanging technical help reminiscent of trainings for African fashions and African trend designers.

Each event additionally agreed to assist and help African designers to take part in African trend and humanities motion in Vancouver, Canada and in addition develop alternatives for African artists, together with trend designers, runway and photogenic fashions, photographers, cultural and conventional dancers, and tailors.

Rwanda Cultural Vogue Present made six years this yr.

Celestin Ntawirema, the CEO of Rwanda Cultural Vogue Present, revealed that the present was capable of appeal to the western audiences and that’s how the Canadian agency determined to associate with them to make the occasion higher.

“The style trade in Rwanda remains to be on the transfer and this partnership will promote Made-in-Rwanda on the worldwide stage. Additionally, trend designers and fashions will attend the presentation and can meet different individuals since they may have a global stage,” he stated.

AFAM is an organization devoted to growing instructional alternatives for younger Africans and bettering international understanding of Africa. AFAM Vancouver targeted effort on shifting the narratives about Africa and the African diaspora to enhance the standard of knowledge accessible and problem monolithic and anachronism stereotypes.

RCFS is a discussion board for native and worldwide cultural trend designers, to showcase their designs. It’s a change of trend, life, and artwork by rising and established trend designers. It brings collectively trend designers, coverage makers, and customers. AFAM exhibits characteristic fashionable African designs reminiscent of kitenge, (African print), batik, and different artistic works by African designers.

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Local designers left fashion enthusiasts fascinated with their stunning collection of the African print designs that were showcased at the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show. This was at the 6th edition of the annual event was held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village held on September 8. Fashion lovers came together to witness the creations of those that have made fashion and design their passion.

Local designers who took part in the show included Cynthia Rupari of Rupari Agency, Charlotte Shema of Touch of Rwanda Fashion Designs, Patrick Muhire of Inkanda house, Diane Mugeni Ngendahimana of Mundi Collections, while foreign designers were CM Class from DR Congo, Fathia Creations from Ghana and Esther Lam Couture from Nigeria.

The event, that began a few minutes past 7p.m, had models display different amazing fabrics like African prints that included kitenge, kente, and black cloth fused with modern touch to create colourful outfits. Charlotte Shema, from Touch of Rwanda Fashion Designs, told The New Times that she fuses fabrics like African print with the modern touch to move with the times.

“Since we are in modern society,” she said, “what I do is to fuse fabrics like African print or cotton with a modern touch to fit society we are in, plus we have to come up with modern designs that will help preserve our culture but move with the modern times we are in.” Speaking at the event, Celestin Ntawirema, the chief executive of Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show, said that although the annual event is yet to be where the organizers wish it to be, it has gradually picked up.

He noted that, compared to the previous editions, this year’s was better and he looked forward to making the event something known across the continent. “Compared to the last events this has been better, the number of people who have attended is bigger compared to those who attended last year and the other years,” said Ntawirema.

“We shall continue working hard to make sure we promote our African cultural designs across the world,” he added.

The show featured entertainment by traditional dancers.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:14

Inkanda House

My Names are Patrick Muhire, a fashion designer and artist, I am Rwandan, and I own a fashion company named Inkanda House since 2013. We make a variety of garments to mention casual wear, evening wear for both ladies and gentlemen! I have participated in so many fashion shows and exhibitions all over the world in Paris, Milan, Kampala, Brazzaville, Bujumbura to mention but a few, I have held and dressed beauty competitions to mention Miss Rwanda 2012, Miss UNR, KIST, RTUC, KHI, BUSOGO, Mutara Polytechnic. I did not study fashion at school, but fashion found me, and later on, I took courses to bold my career.

Monday, 27 August 2018 16:33

Rupari Designs

The experience will take place in Rupari's small, boutique clothing design and tailoring shop. Rupari will share her experience with design, fashion, modeling, tailoring, running a boutique design house, and fashion marketing in Rwanda and E. Africa. She'll share some of her sketches, projects she's working on, and samples of her work. She can also provide feedback on some of your work if you bring it with you.
You'll also spend time with the tailors that work on her designs and learn how they bring Rupari's creations to life. If you'd like, you can try your hand at creating a piece to take home. Or, sit back and watch the expert tailors create something for you. Each curious traveler can choose their own fabric and take home a pillowcase, scarf, bow tie, or traditional necktie.

Rupari was born in Burundi and came to Rwanda in 1994. She holds a degree in International Economics from the National University of Rwanda and has worked with NGOs, in public relations, and also in the banking sector. Rupari’s immediate goal is to be successful in the design and production of her clothing lines. She hopes to export her work internationally and eventually open a shop in another country. She’s also passionate about working with other models that wish to pursue modeling as a career. She also hopes to have a larger online presence and increase sales through her website.

Rupari started in the fashion industry as a runway and advert model. She’s worked with designers from East and West Africa, including many Rwandan designers. It was her interest in African fabrics that inspired her to create her first clothing collection. After presenting her first collection, in West Africa, she reluctantly returned to her job in the banking sector. She continued to design corporate and special occasion clothes for friends, family, and, of course, herself. As her passion for fashion grew, she started showcasing her work around Africa and in late 2014 Rupari achieved her dream of opening her own boutique.


Thursday, 16 August 2018 12:45

Karssh Collections

Karen Uwera is a Rwandan fashion designer born and raised in Kampala Uganda. Her interest in fashion started at an early age and by 10 she had begun to make her own jewelry. This passion grew stronger till she turned it into a fashion business in 2008. By then, she based in Kampala Uganda. She is renowned for her sharp, simple designs with a feminine edge and considerate approach to wearable corporate and casual design.

In 2010 Karen Uwera relocated to Rwanda but she took her time to properly first understand the fashion industry in Rwanda and the preferences of her potential clients before re-establishing her brand KARSSH Collections in 2015, her showroom and workshop are located at KG 173 Remera, Kisimenti.

Monday, 13 August 2018 10:26

CM Class

CM Class is a brand founded by Charles Mbueki. His collections include both men and women clothes. He was born Democratic of the Republic of Cong. His collections can be found all over the country and his headquarter is located in the City of Goma for more information about the designer check this site www.cmclass.com

Monday, 23 July 2018 20:27

Vinn Clizz

Vinn Clizz Ltd is a suit line that was established in April 2014 by Vincent Wangara a young local esteemed designer with the love for tailor-made ultra-formal affairs for both ladies and gents. With the variety of designs, we have managed to scoop many awards including designer of the year both in 2016/2017

Located at Victoria Court Building 3rd floor along Tom Mboya street Vinn Clizz .apart from the magnificent services that we offer, Vinn Clizz ltd also acts as an umbrella to other emerging fashion brands in the Kenyan Market. That is through mentorship programmes, housing them and seeing them grow in the fashion designing field. As a company we always have the belief when you have a voice then you have an obligation to use that voice to empower others.

The Company has been recognized for its efforts on stretching out to the minors in the society. In 2016 we visited Widows and the very aged who have been left out and sponsored them with clothing and sewing machines through charity. In the meantime we are still steering the wheel of supporting more of the less fortunate in the society by giving out Cherehani {sewing machines } that will see them smile and make a living and be independent.

Monday, 23 July 2018 20:17

Esther Resources

ESTHER A. LAMI DICKSON is the Managing Director of Esther Resources Ltd. Established in 1997. It’s a company that provides services in the hospitality sector and retail. ESTHER A. LAMI DICKSON Early Education started in London England. Part of that involved dressmaking to which she had a natural flair and was passionate about fashion, a passion that continued despite delving into other academic pursuits that culminated with a master’s degree in international law and diplomacy.

However, the first love was strongest resulting in the Fashion Label ESTHER LAMI. Esther Lami is proudly African, promoting the continents, rich heritage. Hence our designs feature creativity in an Afrocentric, Contemporary style for men, women and children. Our designs are featured and available online as well as in certain stores. We aim to take African Fashion all over the world.

Monday, 23 July 2018 20:32

Touch Of Rwanda Fashion

Touch Of Rwanda Fashion Designs Ltd was foundered by Shema Charlotte a creative designer. It is based in Rwanda, Kigali, Kacyiru. Her brand had registered in January 2018 and started a month after, now it’s been almost 6 months. The company is growing, with a shop and a workshop. It offers different services as “to be able to buy the ready-to-wear and they are already made by different sizes and different materials.

The company's clients are able to choose the size and colours of their choice. Shema and her company had been offering services in tailoring and clothes to different people both men and women and kids. Shema’s main styles are smart casual, an outfit that can be worn at the office, every day and evening for some occasions. She also designs and does accessories such as bags, bed covers, napkins, pillowcases and some materials to use in home decor.

Sunday, 22 July 2018 17:27


MUNDI launched in 2016, it’s a contemporary Rwandan-based fashion brand. MUNDI design mainly women and men’s wear, women accessories and tablecloths, our products are a blend of African and western culture hence we feature African prints known as Kitenge in most of our products.

The brand has a long way to go but we believe our uniqueness, passion, and love for African fashion will help us gain a place in this competitive industry. This year we had the honour to be one of the designers who showcased In Kigali fashion week 2018.

About the Designer
Mugeni Ngendahimana Diane born on 13th August 1974, a Rwandan fashion designer. She has been a businesswoman before she decides to work on her love for fashion, she has been passionate about creativity in all it’s form and that’s how she started drawing her own clothes and in 2016, she made her passion a career.

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