Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards Holds The First Fashionpreneur Summit in Kampala
After five successful events since its inception in 2013, Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) returns for its sixth edition to be held on 7th December, 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel under the theme ‘Fashion is Power’. As per the theme, a fashionpreneur was organised under the topic: “Fashion & Africa Rising: The Role of Fashion in the Socio- Economic Growth of the continent.”
The summit, a first of its kind in Uganda was held on Saturday 27th October, 2018 at Skyz Hotel Naguru and featured a stellar line-up of panelists which included; NTV’s FlaviaTumusiime who shared an engaging talk on Digital Marketing transformation, Bernard Mukasa, a lawyer, talked about the importance of corporate governance, Imagine Design’s Abdul Abeine discussed the role of Technical Vocational training in the creative and fashion industry, Santa Anzo gave a keynote speech on the state of the global fashion industry and the opportunities therein, and Monalisa Umutoni of Mona faces who shared her inspiring story of trial to triumph.
Renowned South African couturier, David Ttlale closed the evening with a presentation on the basics of Fashion design where he emphasized the need for Africans to own their craft and support their local creatives. The panelists also dived deep into how fashionpreneurs, policy makers and other stakeholders can work together to enable Africa’s fashion scene to thrive thus creating more jobs and economic growth.
The mission of the awards is to promote fashion and the arts, encourage ethnic diversity, and reflect a positive image of Africa. It continues to push for African excellence in a bid to promote the extremely eccentric and colorful fashion scene in Africa which the media so often neglects. This has over the years been the DNA onto which the event is built.