The annual celebration of fashion is back under the theme “The Starz” which according to the organizers is set to be the biggest edition yet with a mission to shine a global spotlight on the African tradition while highlighting creativity, achievement and excellence.
“With compelling ideas between self identity and recognition of ownership, the theme seeks to emphasize that this new outlook of the future African generation is For Us By Us hence its name, The Starz” the organizers said in a statement.
The 2019 edition will celebrate African creatives across 14 categories also featuring special honorary awards i.e. Icon Award, Positive Change and Special Recognition Award for Innovation. The nominations start on 20th September 2019 and will end on 8th October 2019.
“The ASFAs have been an iconic instrumental change to the business of fashion and modelling not only in Uganda but Africa at large. The Awards are more than tribalizers to pushing the boundaries of African fashion boarders and celebrating the narrative of futuristic African fashion.” said Joram Muzira Job, Production manager, Fashion Show.
The Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards is an African fashion award ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates African fashion industry stakeholders including fashion designers, models, stylists, hair and makeup artists, media personalities, and influencers on the African continent and beyond. This event is held annually in Uganda since its inaugural ceremony in 2013.
The award categories are: Icon Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Positive Change, Special Recognition Award for Innovation,Fashion Designer (Uganda & Africa), Model of the Year (Uganda & Africa), Fashion Stylist (Uganda & Africa), Hair Stylist (Uganda and Africa), Fashion Photographer (Uganda and Africa), Make Up Artist ( Uganda & Africa), Stylish Artist (Uganda and Africa), Music Video Award (Uganda and Africa), Fashion Media Excellence Award (Uganda and Africa), Fashionista of the Year (Uganda and Africa).