Fashion aficionados were treated to yet another extravaganza of dress and style at the sixth edition of the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in Kampala.
A celebration of fashion across Africa and Uganda in particular, the event attracted some of the continent’s top fashion designers and industry trend- setters who were a picture of glamour as they strutted on the red carpet to Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Ballroom, which hosted the spectacular event on Friday night.
Hosted by Kenya’s Anita Nderu and Tracy Wanjiru, the organisers awarded those who are making their mark in the fashion world with the night’s big winner being A Pass who won the most stylish male artiste, beating Fik Fameica, Eddy Kenzo and Exodus, Spice Diana taking the Female stylish artiste and Vinka’s ‘Chips na Ketchup’ winning the stylish video among others.
The fashion gala also featured showcases from some of Africa’s and Uganda’s top designers, including Nigeria’s Mai Atafo, South Africa’s David Tlale and Laduma Ngoxokolo, Uganda’s Anita Beryl of Beryl Couture, Alex Alecool of Alecool Clothing and Kkoolo among others.
“The fashion industry in Uganda had over the years not been given the respect due to it. I am glad that the ASFAs have changed this and created an awareness to what fashion has to offer and the positive impact it can have to the country’s economy,” said Brian Ahumuza, proprietor of Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards.
The fashion extravaganza also featured performances from Ugandan artists like Spice Diana, Lydia Jazmine, Desire Luzinda, Allan Toniks and the highlight of it all being Lillian Mbabazi’s tribute to the late singer and father of her kids, Mozey Radio. She performed some of his songs for the guests and awardee.