Swahili Fashion Week 2012 Reveals it’s Award Nominees; Online Voting

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On the run up to the 2nd edition of the fast growing Swahili Fashion Week & Awards. The organiser have just revealed the nominees and designers to showcase on the day. From the looks of things, you should definitely expect a weekend of extreme creativity and hopefully accompanied with credible award decision. The Swahili Fashion Week is a great initiative for Tanzania and a great chance to expose its culture. Let’s not forget this is the home country of rising star Flavia Matata, the 5ft7/8 model who has managed to compete with the likes of many international stars. With the development of Swahili Fashion Week, the next Flavia could possibly be spotted right here on this runway.

But even more exciting are the designers set to exhibit. Just view this juicy schedule right here.

Here are some Tanzanian designers we at fashionGHANA.com are definitely looking forward to seeing new collections from on the day….

Diana Magesa will be exhibiting on 6th Dec (1st day)

Jamilla Vera Swai will be exhibiting on 6th Dec (1st day)

Gabriel Mollel will be exhibiting on 6th Dec (1st day)

&

Kiki’s Fashion who will be exhibiting on 8th Dec (2nd day)

Sarah Masenga who will be exhibiting on 8th Dec (2nd day)


And below here you can see the nominees up for the Swahili Fashion Week awards. Goodluck to all and congratulations for being on this list, and we commend the organisers of Swahili Fashion Week for putting Tanzania on the map of fashion.

BEST EAST AFRICAN JOURNALIST
Silvia Njoki (KE)
Mwikali Lati (KE)
Joyce Nyakato (UG)
Carol Odera (KE)
Gloria Haguma (UG)
Susan Wong (KE)

FASHION PHOTOGRAGHER OF THE YEAR
Osse Greca Senare
Emmanuel Mboma
Aliakber Zoeb
Javed Jafferji

FASHION TV PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Mitindo -TBC1
Nirvana-EATV
Sights&Sounds- Capital TV
Fashionista-DTV

UPCOMING DESIGNERS
Lucky Creations
Trim Saleem
Subira Wahure
Sarah Masenga
Rose Designer

STYLISH MALE PERSONALITY
Luca Nenghesti
Hon. Jerry Silaa
Kenny Francis
Rio Paul
Andrew Mahiga

EAST AFRICAN DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
John Kaveke (KE)
Suhaa Schmitz (RW)
Santa Anzo (UG)
Moo Cow (KE)
Mahlet Mafi Afework(ET)
KIKO ROMEO (KE)

BEST EAST AFRICAN MODEL
Joseph Kimeu
Gloria Baraza
Ajok Kuol
Amito Rachel
Emo Rugene

BEST MALE MODEL
Victo Casmir
Benson Kwembe
Lotta Mollel
Dhruv Parmar
Kassim Kiongozi

BEST FEMALE MODEL
Nadia Ahmed
Eva Isack
Lethyna Judith
Neema Mbuya
Rachida Usualle

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Gabriel Mollel
Diana Magesa
Eskado Bird
Jamilla Vera Swai
Kemi Kalikawe
Kiki’s Fashion

REDDS STYLISH FEMALE PERSONALITY
Nancy Sumari
Jacqueline Cliff
Faraja Kotta Nyalandu
Mwamvita Makamba
Jamilla Nyangasa

INNOVATIVE DESIGNER
Ailinda Sawe
Gabriel Mollel
Manju Msita
Diana Magesa
Dominiki Godfrey

BEST MENS WEAR
Martin Kadinda
Manju Msita
Salim Ali
Mtani Nyamakababi
Hameed Abdul

VODACOM FASHION BLOG OF THE YEAR
8020 Fashions
Missie Popular
La Princessa
Fashion Junkii

FASHION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Maimuna Kubegeya – Mwananchi
Giver Meena – Bang Magazine
Evance Ng’ingo – Habari Leo
Masembe Tambwe – Daily News
Mohamed Mharizo – Mtanzania
Dina Ismail – Tanzania Daima

Goodluck to all.

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4 comments

Adeola December 6, 2012 - 4:52 pm

This looks good!!! Jamilla’s cuts are extrodinary. I wish we could get this covered on USA TV. If you know of any please inform.

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Mustapha Ousmane December 6, 2012 - 4:58 pm

I was there last year. It was amazing. Unfortunately I couldn’t be in Tanzania. This is what I call Afrikan fashion.the designers are so great

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nana December 6, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Hi Adeola, We are not sure about that, but you can visit their website here. http://www.swahilifashionweek.com

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FashionOrDie December 6, 2012 - 6:00 pm

I never really came across any fashion in tanzania, fabulous. and a lot of it is cultural

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