Commonwealth Fashion Council founder to attend Kigali show

Friday October 31 2014

By GILBERT MWIJUKE, RT Special Correspondent

The Kigali Fashion Week (KFW) is about to start. Now in its fourth edition, this year’s event aims to support local designers to create awareness about “intellectual disability in Rwanda,” according to House of Fashion, the organisers of the event.

The week-long fashion extravaganza, which runs from November 3-8 at the Kigali City Tower rooftop, will feature 12 local and three international designers.

Patrick Muhire of Inkanda House, Colombe Ituze, Kevine & Ysolde of Uzuri K&Y as well as Teta Isibo of Inzuki Designs are some of the local designers queued up to showcase their designs.

Among the attendees will be Daniel Hatton, the founder of the Commonwealth Fashion Council in London.

Mr Hatton was quoted on the Commonwealth Fashion Council website as saying: “I can’t wait to visit Rwanda and see how the country is facilitating and promoting home grown fashion talent.”

Some of the partners working with the Kigali Fashion Week organisers include LDJ Productions, KQ/KLM, Nakumatt Holdings, Executive Carwash, Hotel des Mille Collines, Karisimbi Restaurant, Hoza Communications and the Association