Yes! We are back at it this time, forget the entertainment news and celebrity gossip. We scoop into the fashion industry to give you a simple synopsis of the 25 Best Fashionistas of 2018 and of course it’s a list – not the Bebe Cool kind of list though.
The fashion industry was at its best in 2018. From the epic fashion shows and creatives, as well as the fashionistas, allow me unveil some of the persons that we think were outstanding the previous year.
- MAVO KAMPALA
He is the growing fashion creator and celebrity stylist in town. He shines from styling celebrities like Spice Diana, Irene Ntale, Zulanda, Fik Fameica among others.
- SPICE DIANA
Let’s forget her issues with numbers, Spice Diana has mastered the concept of appearance with exceptional creativity and style in the fashion industry.
- EMOLSA HAASACHA
He makes Alexander McQueen’s quote “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it” seem real.
- ANYON ASOLA
She featured on the True Love Magazine, worked with Justin Dingwall and graced the South African Fashion Week runway.
- QUIIN ABENAKYO
She owns the Miss Uganda Crown and she is the reigning Miss World Africa. She was awarded with the Uganda Tourism Ambassadorial role as well.
- LYDIA JAZMINE
The “Nkubanja” songstress had a fruitful year musically. Her fashion sense tremendously improved and she has everything going her way.
- SAIDA BEAUTY
Very soft spoken, humble and yet achieving. Saida won the Makeup Artist of the Year accolade at the 2018 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards.
- OSCAR NTEGE
He is arguably up on the list of the best fashion photographers in Uganda. He has mastered the art of collaborating with different fashion creatives.
- TAZIBONE SOLOMON
Tazibone is an award-winning celebrity stylist, the brains behind Kredibility Styling.
- MICHELLE OMAMTEKER
She is part of the organizers of Hot Pink Cat Walk – a fashion show that entails models and some designers with disabilities under her own Malengo Foundation.
A promising and determined fashion creative collection ready to blossom any time from now. Buyi Phillip is the man behind it.
- NATASHA SINAYOBOYE
The beautiful model, a former Obsessions girl group member, made a come back as she featured in several fashion works in 2018.
- SHAM TYRA
Her amazing work is promising and we would love to have a glance at more of her creativeness and work. Arguably the best revelation of 2018.
A successfully music career complimented with a sense of style, the Swangz Avenue songstress has never disappointed. She won the Most Fashionable Music Video of the Year (Uganda) at the 2018 ASFAs.
- FATUMA ASHA
She requires no introduction. She won the Fashion Designer of the Year award at the 2018 ASFAs.
- GLITZ BY NALU.
A fashion store by Danieline Moore that deals in ready to wear as well as customized outfits for their clients and has worked with stars like Munira Deedan, Sheeba Karungi among others.
- SUESANNE TUSIIME
She is the CEO of Paple Rayn a fashion store and designer of Paple Rayn Hub a bespoke Ugandan clothing brand.
- KAVUMA ETHAN
Kavuma Eth ‘Lawinsky’ is one handsome and stylish gentleman you have probably seen on your TV sets a couple of times. The former media personality eventually settled for music but he took his sense of style with him.
- GLORIA WAVAMUNNO
She is behind the annual fashion event Kampala Fashion Week – a platform for African and Ugandan designers to showcases their creations.
- AHUMUZA BRIAN
He is the proprietor of the Abryanz Style and Collection Awards a platform that brings together African fashionistas together and the fashion collector behind Abryanz Collection.
- SHEEBAH KARUNGI
Her music is unmatched, she’s a top diva all around Africa. She launched her Hair extension line “Sheebah by Natna” and her eccentric sense of style adds sense to her title Swag Mama.
A hair stylist known for his great art when it comes to hair styling and owner of Precision Cuts. He has styled celebrities like Bebe Cool, A Pass, Aziz Azion, Patrick Idringi Salvado, among others.
- BETTINAH TIANAH
A fashion and style influencer that has managed to use digital marketing to her advantage in marketing different African and international brands.
- KAIJUKA ABBAS
He is an award-winning celebrity fashion stylist and designer – the CEO of Kai’s Divo Collection.
- ALIET SARAH
Melanin beauty and young stunning model that is signed to MP Management Paris and Milano. She has featured on a couple of international magazines.
Credits: The article was compiled with help from Aadyerhee, a contributor at 256 Avenue and Fashion Volunteer.