The 6th edition of Kigali Fashion Week (KFW) 2016 officially started on Saturday with models posing for photographs.
The grand finale is slated for June 24 at Century Park Hotel. 12 countries will participate in the event where style, creativity and culture will be showcased.
Over 60 models and fashion designers from Rwanda, Ghana, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Africa, South Sudan, Belgium, India, Japan and USA are expected to display case their collections.
“We are expecting to host over 60 fashion designers and this is an opportunity we should not waste. Rather, it is a chance to promote and show that we are improving the fashion industry,” says John Munyeshuri, the KFW boss.
UZI Collection, Designer Cedric, and new comers Beauty Face Invention, will be among Rwandans who will be showcasing their collections on Friday. They will be alongside Inzovu African Village.
Kenya’s Jamil Waljia, a well known designer in East Africa, will participate alongside his counterpart – Sheena Frida – who will be showcasing her gown collection. CE Designs will be representing Burundi while Irene of Eye B will represent Uganda.
Other designers from African countries include Fathia’s creations from Ghana and South Africa’s talented and last year’s award winning designer, Palse. A.N Buermans, a Belgian creative fashion designer, and Indian designer, Malvika, are among others who will be present at the event.