Kampala Fashion Week 2018
Updated: Feb 8, 2019
Kampala Fashion Week took place from Sept 27 - 29, 2018 at Kampala’s historic railway station. The annual event in its 5th year is the brainchild of fashion creative genius and art director Gloria Wavamunno . This year, Gloria and her team out did themselves by choosing a great/unique location, diverse models and amazing local designers and artists that showcased their collections on the Uganda railway platform that was turned into a runway. There was also a pop-up Blackmarket that showcased established and emerging designer collections, merchandise and products. Attended by Kampala’s fashion enthusiasts, bloggers, celebrities etc, the event was highly successful and shed a bright light on the burgeoning Uganda fashion scene.
Day 1 (Sept 27, 2018)
Day one of KFW was invite only and was dedicated to the Seed Project. The seed project showcase (Skilled Expressive Entrepreneurial Designer) is supported by the US Mission where local designers, artists, tailors and performance artists are given the chance to showcase their talents and entrepreneurial skills. The finalists are then given access to workshops, one-on-one training and exposure to local and global established designers. From the finalists, a single winner is chosen and they will receive a full year of mentorship and the opportunity to showcase their collection on Kampala Fashion Week 2019. This year’s winner was Brian Sonko.
These are some looks from Day 1 (Photo cred: Giulio Molfese)
Day 2 (Sept 28, 2018)
Day 2 was the official launch of designer collections where several designers partnered with Jewerly/accessories designers to showcase their collections.
These are some of our favourite looks from Day 1 (Photo Cred: Giulio Molfese)
CATHERINE & SONS MENS SS19
BEAU SAPEUR SS19
NINA MIRE x EKETE SS19
Ogake Bridal SS19
Day 3 (Sept 29, 2018)
This was the final day of KFW and it featured bigger brands closing off with a boxing match.
These are some of our favourite looks from day 3. (Photo Cred: Giulio Molfese)
EGUANA KAMPALA SS19
MARGAUX WONG SS19
GLORIA WAVAMUNNO X KIUMBE SS19
GUY MAZA SS19
CATHERINE & SONS SS19
For more looks visit the Kampala Fashion Week Facebook page