The Uganda International Fashion week is back for its 6th edition, founded in 2003, UIFW is an event that showcases the best of Uganda Fashion together with designers from the rest of the world.
The three day event is slated to hold from 2nd to 4th August, 2019 at Kampala Serene Hotel with tickets going for Shs 250,000 for the front row seats, Shs 100,000 for ordinary and Shs.200,000 for V.I.P.
This year’s theme ‘THE BUSINESS BEHIND FASHION’ aims at encouraging the adoption of Fashion as a career capable of absorbing unemployment in Africa.
The show will see topnotch designers from Uganda’s Santa Anzo, Fatumah Asha, Abbas Kaijuka, Paula Butagira and Atai Stella and with the Chief producer, the director of major international fashion weeks such as New York, Yan Yale, will be gracing the event.
The highly anticipated UIFW will open with the fashion tourism on August 2 at a yet to be identified tourist destination outside Kampala, where the beauty and tourism potential of fashion will be showcased.There will then be a business symposium on August 3 at Serena Hotel where the International Fashion producer Yan Yale will be discussing about technology and globalization verses African fashion, and a key note address from the South African Department of Arts and Culture , will also present the strategy of the South African Fashion industry.
Santa Anzo the brains behind UFIW who doubles as the CEO Arapapa will wrap up the day with a topic titled ‘The Business Behind Fashion’ . The Grand finale will be on August 4 where the different designers will showcase their work.