Ford Model Management, a Uganda youth model agency is patterning with Lush Africa, a south African Agency which doubles as the Founder of Africa Fashion Festival to host the Africa Fashion Festival Uganda in March 2018 from March 26 to 31 at the Pearl of Africa Hotel.
Lukyamuzi Raymond, the Executive Director of Ford Model Management said they are currently calling out for designers.
“We don’t just take anyone to showcase. We use certain criteria that gives a chance to only the best designers. So far, we have several applications from designers around the globe so far but still calling out more till 15th January when we shall close the designer applications. And then do Model casting of only New Faces only on 4th February 2018," he said.
“We hope Africa Fashion Uganda is going to be bigger than the Malawian event because many designers have already shown interest. I will give you more details after the team has shortlisted the designers. As for now, we only have those showing interest. From Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria , Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola Among others who are still applying.” he explained.
He also added that we are excited and nervous ahead of the Show being that it's the first of its kind in Uganda bringing various Top international and Local Fashion Designer to showcase together for 3days on one stage and having over 50 Models showcasing.
Last year, in Malawi 30 designers from countries including Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Guyana, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi and Rwanda showcased but this year in Uganda we expect more since People are getting to understand Fashion and embrace it.
We also plan on creating a lasting memory to people in Uganda. It won't only be fashion but also entertainment. we plan on having one international artist performing along side 6 Uganda artists and 3 comedians.