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EMERGING DESIGNERS COMPETITION
Washighton Benbella Emerging Designers Competition 2020

This is a platform given by Swahili Fashion Week and Awards to young emerging designers who want to create brands and who want to use Swahili Fashion Week as a stepping stone towards achieving their dream. It was created in honor of celebrating Washington Benbella, SFW project manager. The call of entry was announced and the chosen finalist will compete for the Washington Benbella Emerging Designers Competition Award 2020, pushing them to be the next fashion icon


Who was Washington Benbella?
Washington Benbella was a Tanzanian male born in 1989 and died in 2016. He was a young man who was very passionate about his work, he worked with 361 Degrees Africa for more than five years as a Fashion Coordinator and later as the project manager for Swahili Fashion Week, His initial dream was to be a designer but he pursued project management and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degrees from University of Dodoma. In all the years working with 361 Degrees Africa he gave his all to the fashion industry by guiding, motivation and mentoring young talent in fashion in the country. His major aim was to make changes and bring about meaningful development in Tanzanian fashion industry. Swahili Fashion Week recognizes his efforts and use this chance to help designers achieve their best hence named the awards after him to continue his Legacy.
May his soul rest in peace and his legacy to prevail.


What is the theme of WBEDC 2020?
This year’s theme for the WBEDC is “COVID19”, what Corona mean to you and how did it affect your life? When you talk of the COVID19, different ideas revolve through one’s mind, what it entails, every person in Tanzania have their own perspective on this matter. How will you tranlsate this years theme into an award winning outfit? Thus we are calling for young designers to come up with their ideas on their perception of the world pandemic of Corona Virus and how Tanzania fought and won the battle against it by competing in this year Emerging Designers Compettion.
Please send your Hard copy of the 2 sketches to Swahili Fashion Week office
For more information contact: Miss Keflen Bunani Mobile/simu: +255 655 610 795 Email: info@swahilifashionweek.com

Emerging Designers Competition Winners (2008 - 2019)
  • 2020 - Getrude Shoo
  • 2019 - Husein Awadh
  • 2018 - Gloria Missana
  • 2017 - Emmanuel Kisusi & Maryimmaculate Gervace
  • 2016 - Shahbaz Sayed
  • 2015 - Kulwa Maneno Mkwandule
  • 2014 - Mendrad Peter Mlowe
  • 2013 - Bhoke Chacha
  • 2012 - Philista Oniang'o (KE)
  • 2011 - Sara Masenga
  • 2010 - Subira Wahure
  • 2009 - 2jenge Africa Matalay
  • 2008 - Edwin Musiba



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