THE RWANDA FASHION WEEK is set to take place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and will be celebrating designers from the commonwealth member states.
The one-week event will be attended by local and international fashion designers, through the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) fashion panel which is to take place at the Atelier, Kimihurura on June 21.
The Commonwealth market place and Photography exhibition will take place from June 22-25, while the Rwanda Fashion week runway show will take place on 23 at BK arena, Commonwealth market place and Photography exhibition on June 23 and is expected to be attended by over 800 delegates.
The event will be attended by 23 local brands among those seven local brands are participating in the Fashion week runway show, and nine international brands from the UK, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Jamaica and South Africa
Among the local designers to participant in the show are Haute Baso, Sonia Mugabo, Inzuki, Rwanda Clothing, Uzi Collection, Izubaa and Amike,
International brand that will participate include South Africa’s Pichulik, Kenyan designers Kiko Romeo, Amu Clothing, Jamaican designers Keneea Linton George, Nigeria’s Pepper Row and Dye Lab, Ghana’s Larry Jay and the designers from the UK, Georgia Hardinge and Maximilian Raynor.
According to the Pierra A Ntayombya the Co-founder of collectiveRw an organisation that promotes the creative sector, the Rwanda Fashion Week will be taking place in two main venues, the Commonwealth Marketplace and Photography Exhibition at Atelier (Kimihurura), which will be accessible for delegates and the general public from June 22 – 23. The finale runway show will take place at BK Arena.
She added that the the show will feature 16 designers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the UK. It will be a fashion experience that curates and reflects the visions of notable designers from Rwanda and other Commonwealth countries. The runway show is inspired by the themes of CHOGM 2022 and features both established and emerging designers
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