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.
House of Tayo, with a signature style described as ‘Afrocandy,’ has steadily gained prominence across Rwanda. Established in 2011 by Matthew Rugamba, House of Tayo is known for their colorful bowties, shirts, and custom suits. Rugamba, as one of Rwanda’s early fashion designers and co-founder of CollectiveRw, has been dedicated to building up the fashion community, changing Rwanda’s fashion narrative, and collaborating with like-minded brands. Rugamba creates iconic designs inspired by the Motown era, traditional British tailoring, and his own African heritage. In using design as a tool to tell stories about his home country of Rwanda, he paints a richly diverse, fantastical, fast-paced, and sophisticated picture of Rwanda today.
GLO CREATIONS is a textile design and printing house. Blended with Rwandan cultures and traditions, these one of a kind works are striking in their creativity and ingenuity. We feature a large variety of beautiful batik on clothing as unforgettable gifts, decorative items for the home and fashion outfits.
GLO CREATIONS is a textile and clothing design house. We design patterns on textile and make fashionable clothing and home decor accessories. Hand printed fabrics with different hand techniques (Batik, Screen printing); Batik adult t-shirts; batik kid's t-shirts; batik cushion covers; batik wall hangings Hand-printed cushion covers, hand-printed table runners, etc...
Location: KN 1 Avenue, Kigali
Founded by Linda Mukangoga, Haute Baso produces some of Rwanda’s most creative, colorful, and innovative clothing and accessories. As the creative director, Mukangoga started Haute Baso upon realizing there were few options for Rwanda-made gifts and apparel. Passionate about collaborating with fellow designers and individuals in the creative sector, Haute Baso is a ready-to-wear lifestyle brand, designing contemporary pieces with subtle Rwandan accents. Their quality and craftsmanship are not limited to just their designs, as they also invest in young women throughout Rwanda by way of vocational training, entrepreneurial mentorship, and employment.
Haute Baso’s minimal yet fashion-forward style is becoming known around the world, and Mukangoga’s lines have appeared recently at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg. Additionally, Haute Baso has also been featured in Vogue, Forbes, Vanity Fair, CNBC Africa, CNN, and many other publications. Keep an eye on their website for an e-commerce shop to come that will service North America and Europe.
Founded by model-turned-designer Moses Turahirwa in 2011, Moshions has gained prominence as a bespoke tailoring brand. His unique label is inspired by contrasting elements such as modernity and ancestry, anarchy and severity, and spectacle and depth. His clothing, often minimalistic and with small flourishes of traditional Rwandan influence, is known to be of excellent quality, creative, and easy to wear.
He recently showed his designs at the CollectiveRw fashion show in Kigali, as well as across the region and Nigeria. Moshions is simple, elegant, and only getting better with time.
Sonia Mugabo (SM) began in 2013 as the brainchild of Sonia Mugabo herself. SM is one of the premier fashion houses in Rwanda, and Mugabo, as the chief designer and entrepreneur, creates beautiful clothing for the stylish and modern individual. Her timeless designs have become known as some of Rwanda’s finest, and her brand is undoubtedly a reflection of herself; elegant, feminine, and whimsical. By breaking barriers and creating an accessible and genuine brand story, Mugabo is on her way to becoming one of the region’s most beloved designers.
She has been featured in several major publications, and recently showed her designs in the Collective RW fashion week. SM also plans to eventually expand to other global fashion markets, and hopefully, present seasonal collections on the runways of major fashion shows around the world. Named one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes and one of Glam Africa’s 5 African designers to watch, Mugabo is going places.
At RCFS/IRIS PRO we specialize in the planning or coordination of luxury weddings, conferences, corporate and social events.
Who We Are
We are a creative-event production agency that helps brands connect, engage and evolve.
We are your one-stop center for protocol services, sound and stage lighting equipment, video or photography services plus translation or car hire needs, to put it simply - we create strategically and experienced to handle all audiences for any event.
RCFS/IRIS PRO is a full-service event management firm based in Kigali, Rwanda that was created by pairing together our passion for business and events. We bring a fresh, unique approach to the event management industry.
Our team understands that a properly executed event can be leveraged to support an organization’s strategic vision, incorporated into a company’s marketing plan, or used to build networks and client loyalty of each individual.
Event Planning Is Our Passion
RCFS/IRIS PRO approaches every project with meticulous attention to detail and obsessive precision. Regardless of size and scope, we treat your event like a business with clear strategic goals, defined milestones, and a comprehensive plan to ensure that your event is delivered on time and on budget. At RCFS/IRIS PRO, we put you first. We learn about your business, we focus on challenges, and we plan events to support your goals.
LEARN: We want to get to know you
What is your business or event and occasion about? What are your challenges? By thoroughly understanding you, how you operate and your long term strategic plans, we become a part of your team. Our model works best when we can become more than the “hired help” and can become strategic event management partners, so the first step for us is about getting to know you and your business.
BUILD: Let us do the heavy lifting.
Because we have taken the time to learn about your business and the goals of your event, you can rest assured that the event will be on target and in line with your objectives. Leave the planning and management to us. Let us look after the details and the heavy lifting that comes with planning a professional event. From our network of preferred vendors, industry connections and years of experience, we can deliver a full-service event management experience. The RCFS/IRIS PRO team is well equipped to deliver a world-class event, each and every time. Your job is to run your business; our job is to run your event.
DELIVER: Sit back. Relax.
Finally, this is where our event management expertise comes into play. At our core, we love events. We love the on-site details, production plans, schedules, deadlines and to do lists that come along with managing an event. From meticulous management of facility details to Audio or Video need, catering and on-site coordination, we ensure every detail is looked after. Managing your event using a strategic overall plan and a methodical management approach allows you to rest easy. Knowing that every last detail is looked after will allow you to focus on your attendees and stakeholders at the event. Let us look after the rest.
Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show (RCFS ) Model Casting 2019 is an audition that allows local and international runway models to participate as models. Selected models will be on the big podium at RCFS 2019, the 7th edition, 7th Sept. RCFS is looking for charismatic people with a dazzling personality to take part in this year’s edition.
We invite emerging talents and beginner models, professionals and over 16 years old, to meet the jury. Present yourself at the Great Seasons Hotel- Gacuriro on July 23 from 10 am to 5 pm and show the judges what makes you different. Upon your arrival, a participation form will be given to you, we will take your picture and you will have to walk and pose in front of our jury. No photo or cv is needed at the day of casting.
Here are our conditions to participate:
- Apply online at www.rcfs.rw
- You must be 16 years old and above.
- Valid ID will be requested on site.
- Pay registrations fee 3,000 Rwf
Audience members pay 2,000 Rwf to follow casting activities. More information about the requirements check the poster below:
Kigali Fashion Tour is the first fashion tour by RCFS and will be a part of the 2019 Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show event series. In this tour, you'll get to know the town of Kigali by bus as your tour guide points out heritage sites and evidence of Kigali’s rapidly developing economy. The tour will stop at 2-3 fashion houses, boutiques or fashion shops. Participants will be able to exchange ideas with local fashion designers and do some shopping.
Our goal is to connect fashion designers with clients and promote local designers from Rwanda and the region.
Location: Kigali City
Date: Thursday, 5th September 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30pm (Tour 1# from Milles Collines Hotel -Parking)
2 pm to 5 pm (Tour 2# from Kigali heights -Parking)
Reserve Saturday morning tour & exhibition- 7th Sept. from 9:30 to 12:30 (Tour 3# from Kigali heights -Parking.
- 25,000 Rwf(includes bottle of water, RCFS T-shirt, transportation to and from designated pick up point + 10% discount on any purchases at shops visited during the tour)
- 30,000 includes items above plus a ticket to the RCFS Fashion Show later that evening.
Any purchases at fashion shops will be the responsibility of the tour participants.
Book your ticket here
RWANDA CLOTHING is the Rwandan fashion brand and will be one of the world market leaders of African fashion in terms of design and quality of our products as well as our brand popularity and recognition. RWANDA CLOTHING will become the first known fashion producer from Africa worldwide and a pioneer in creating a brand new market segment: African fashion international.
RWANDA CLOTHING was established in February 2012 in Kigali by founder Joselyne Umutoniwase who is the creative mind behind the brand and one of the best new talents in creating fashion in Africa. She is born in Rwanda and has developed her famous design artwork over the last decade while living and working in Africa and Europe.
The philosophy behind Joselyne’s brand is simply to set the highest standards of customer care and customer satisfaction in African fashion. We truly love our customers.
RWANDA CLOTHING is designed to become a fashion revolution by establishing its own Rwandan style and fashion identity. Our high-quality products will change the perception of fashion and the buying behavior of people in Rwanda and in the whole of Africa.
RWANDA CLOTHING shall also be an example for respecting ethical values and human dignity and each and every decision our company makes must consider the consequences from an economic, social, cultural and ecological viewpoint and should contribute actively to the wellbeing and sustainable development of the Rwandan community.
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.