By Kalungi Kabuye
Ghana’s Nana Brenu and Tanzania’s Mustafa Hassanali were the talk of the African Fashion Week on the second and third days respectively as their outfits blew away the capacity crowds that turned up at the Tshwane City Hall.
It was the Ghanaian’s first time at such a big event and it showed in her excitement after she showcased. She was all smiles and waved the Ghanaian flag as she walked down the catwalk to thunderous cheers from the audience.
Hassanali used a kitenge inspired collection on his fifth outing in as many years at this premier event, which brings together some of the continent’s most inspiring designers.
Thursday saw designers from Cameroon, India, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Rwanda. Friday had designers from Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, Mozambique, and South Africa.
The last shows will be held on Saturday night, and will feature designers from Senegal, Ghana, Sweden, Angola and South Africa. There will be a special presentation by young designers from South Africa.