Top Fashion Designers In Uganda
“A fashion designer creates clothing, including dresses, suits, pants, and skirts, and accessories like shoes and handbags, for consumers. He or she can specialize in clothing, accessory, or jewelry design, or may work in more than one of these areas.”
- In this article, Ugandafact.com discover the full list of the top Fashion Designers in Uganda
Fashion in Uganda is flourishing, if the work we’ve seen this year is anything to go by. Design labels are turning into highly respectable brands, attracting attention from all over the world. This is thanks to platforms such as Kampala Fashion Week which foster talent and creation of high-quality garments.
Below is the full list of the top Fashion Designers in Uganda
1. Anita Beryl
Anita Beryl born 11 January 1986 is a Ugandan Fashion Designer, Couturier and Entrepreneur. She is the creative director of Beryl Qouture, a Ugandan fashion house. The Ugandan magazine, Satisfashion Uganda, named Beryl one of “The 40 Movers and Shakers of 2016”, in December 2016.
2. Sylvia Owori
She was born 1976 is a Ugandan fashion designer, businesswoman political lobbyist and entrepreneur. She is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Zipa Modeling Agency, a company that she founded and owns. She is reported to be one of the wealthiest individuals in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.
Sylvia Owori is one of today’s leading figures in East Africa’s Fashion, media, and modeling industries, famous for both her entrepreneurial skills as well as for her creative talent.
3. Philip Buyi
Philip Buyi is an actor, founder, and creator of the Kkoolo fashion brand. Kkoolo means “crow” in Buyi’s native language, Gisu. The brand specializes in designing and manufacturing customized street, haute, and ready-to-wear apparel for both men and women. Buyi’s goal for Kkoolo is to return, rediscover, and redefine African culture today. “Fashion is an image and character we portray.”
4. Santa Anzo
Anzo is a Ugandan model, fashionista, fashion designer, and businesswoman, who is the founder, chief fashion designer, and managing director of Arapapa Fashion House, based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. She is also the founder and President of Uganda International Fashion Week, an annual fashion exhibition.
5. Charles Kasozi
Charles Kasozi, aka Ras Kasozi, is the founder and creative director of Kas Wear. It was his lack of financial capital that motivated him to explore new and unusual avenues through recycling to create unique designs. Kasozi began experimenting with different textiles and materials to create one-of-a-kind looks for which he is now famous.
6. Raphael Allan Kasule
Raphael Kasule is the owner of the K-Rafael Couture fashion brand. Kasule began his fashion journey at the age of 13 when he started tinkering with his mother’s sewing machine. His fashion brand is famed for its unconventional concepts and approach to style. Rafael’s highlight was when he designed the official national ceremonial wear for Uganda’s Olympic team, which was quite well received at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
7. Brenda Maraka
Brenda Niwagaba Maraka, who is undoubtedly among Uganda’s top fashion designers, describes herself as “just a simple person who loves work and fashion”. She is also quick to recognize people who have inspired her, including renowned fashion designer and artist Stella Atal and Xenson Samson Ssenkaaba
8. Shiela Lukwanzi
Shiela Lukwanzi is a Ugandan fashion designer who has worked before as a studio assistant for Emanuel Ungaro in Paris and Gloria Wavamunno in Kampala where she assisted in the preparations for the first-ever Kampala Fashion Week in 2014. she discovered her signature style while at the university and continues to portray her attention to asymmetric cuts in the collections.
9. Stella Atal
Stella Atal was born in the Northern Region of Uganda, along the northern shores of Lake Kyoga. Stella started her schooling in Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. She relocated to Kenya and continued her education there. Later, she completed her education in the United Kingdom. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Fine arts.
Xenson known as Samson Ssenkaaba is a multimedia artist and the brilliant brain behind the Xenson fashion brand. Xenon is famed for its creativity greatly influenced by the grandeur of African arts, culture, and the vitality of African dance and hip-hop as a free, expressive art form.