Entertainment
Kampala to host New York Fashion Week producers
Publish Date: May 14, 2014
Kampala to host New York Fashion Week producers
Models wear Marc Jacobs during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 shows February 13, 2014 in New York City. PHOTO/AFP
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Nicholas Oneal

The Great Lakes Arts Association has partnered with producers of the New York Fashion week in this year’s Kampala Fashion Intro 2014.

The Great Lakes Arts Association has also partnership with LDJ productions, the producers of the New York Fashion Week and Kigali Fashion Week in the upcoming Kampala Fashion Intro that will take place on May 16 and 17 at Serena Hotel.

The Fashion Intro is an annual fashion show and discussion event aimed at promoting, informing and presenting the public with the Great Lakes Arts Association's mission, execution and purpose which are to educate, support and display the Arts in the eastern African region.

According to Joel Kanyamunyu, a director at Great Lakes Arts Association, LDJ Productions, a full-service event management and production company that has serviced Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders for over a decade will infuse world-class production into the Fashion intro.

“This year, you will get to see the hottest up-and coming designers from Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Nigeria, and an exclusive slice of international fashion labels,” he said.

The director said the focus of the Kampala Fashion intro is to promote local enterprise multicultural arts, ethnic diversity and a positive image.

It is a precursor to this year’s regional fashion weeks taking place in August in Burundi, Kigali early November and Kampala mid-November.

“We look forward to developing great relationships with sponsors, designers, press, and fans across the globe – and are committed to making this year's production one that goes down in history,” came Kanyamunyu’s commitment.

He said that fashion need not be limited to expensive designer brands, left-of-the-mainstream labels and trendy statements. Understated sophistication, he explained, is always overlooked, especially today when people generally favour flashy prints and loud colors.

“This festival will obviously incorporate all aspects of the industry – the cultural, the modern, the hippy and trendy. Our anticipation is that this will be a trend-setter for the industry.”

In addition to being a unique opportunity for talented fashion designers, the event promises to attract the participation of some of the most creative makeup artists, trend setting hair stylists and stunning runway models.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Celebrating world music with Milege
The second edition of repainting Uganda by Milege Afro jazz band in world music was on at Botanical gardens in Entebbe last weekend....
Big Brother Africa: What a week!
Finally the long awaited eviction eventually took place with the Hotshots receiving the most shocking news that they had been pranked....
Big Brother Africa: Ellah nominated for eviction
Back to serious business. Uganda’s Ellah is back on the Big Brother Africa Hotshots chopping block following Monday evening’s nomination....
Big Brother Africa: Uganda’s Ellah on the chopping block
Back to serious business. Uganda’s Ellah is back on the Big Brother Africa Hotshots chopping block following Monday evening’s nomination....
Big Brother Africa:  fake housemates leave house
The hotshots fell for Biggie’s prank Sunday night. Did anyone read the expressions on Ellah, Tayo and Sipe’s faces when it was announced they had been evicted?...
Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong
Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o is set to take a leading role in the movie Queen of Katwe by award-winning Director Mira Nair....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter