My journey started one day as I entered on a contest and won one free ticket to Swahili fashion week 2014. I was quite nervous and excited at the same time. I instantly got a feeling that fashion is where I belong and this is what I should do. I started attending every fashion events, shows, meetings and casting even though I wasn't invited I just pushed myself into these events and this is where I started meeting people from the industry asking them questions and listening their stories and struggles in the industry. Few shows after my career just took a turn I started doing interviews with TV channels, people wanted to feature me in their blogs and everyone at school and home loved me for what I did. I later ended working back stage at Swahili fashion week 2015 and once again had one a free ticket to the show. I then bought my own sewing machine and started sewing outfits and started working on my designs.
My Name is Andrew Kalema, 25 years of age. I come from Kigoma but currently based in Kilimanjaro. I have a bachelor degree in Art - Mass Communication. My hobbies are designing and cooking. My brand name is SOFIA COLLECTION. And my future plan is to become an International Fashion Designer.
My name is Anna Peter Semiono; I am a 22 years old girl. Currently I am a third year student majoring in in fine and performing arts for my bachelor degree at the University of Dar es Salaam. My passion for fashion started growing at a very young, even before I was exposed to the fashion world. I started designing and hand sewing cloths for my dolls; I would cut different cloths and put them together to make cloths for my dolls. something that made me a bit less social since I used most of my time making cloths for dolls and not interact with other children in games. After growing up and got some knowledge about fashion I started to sketch different designs and made a portfolio for my sketches. I am mostly based on women wear designs. I have no much experience as a fashion designer since I have never participated in any fashion shows, competition or trade fair. Apart from fashion designing I also have other skills which are directly connected to fashion design such as textile designing and textile printing. My future plans is to be a successful fashion designer and share my knowledge, skills, experience and creativity with others by becoming a fashion mentor and hopefully starting a fashion design school that will be a foundation for others and make our fashion industry grow.
My name is Elizabeth A Sabilo, I am a girl who is interested in fashion art and style, a young designer who is dreaming of becoming successful in a fashion industry. My passion in Fashion has risen since I was in standard 5. As a young girl making sketches of clothes I see from the magazines and television and making paper clothes and models was a nice way of spending my time with my friends at school, at home I never did that because my father would never look at me ripping papers from my exercise books. I have been making different sketches of my designs, designing T-shirts, beads and buttons accessories. I enjoy spending my free time designing new outfits and accessories. I am learning about fashion, designers and models everyday through Internet, books and social networks.
My name is Nadeem Ibrahim. I am 25 years old and am a Tanzanian citizen. I'm a new riser in designing. I am known as a Blackfox model. Blackfox is an agency where i started my career of fashion also i gave myself a fashion name Mr. Dontey, a tag to be known in this modeling industries. I have been designing since 2015 and hoping to suceed in this lifestyle. I have quite exquist designs that I have a passion in bringing them out for all to see. I wanna be a motivation for the ones who wants to be part of this lifestyle. After all I reached till here is because of my failure kept me motivated by knowing that, the strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose.
While growing up Anna knew that deep inside her heart fashion and designing was her passion, as she passed to the University level TEXTILE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY was the course that she was selected and just by the word ‘DESIGN' she was so ready to move on with her studies despite of getting several disappointments from different people since the course was new and no one knew what was it's content. Anna is now graduate from The University of Dar es Salaam with an upper second degree results which was probably made by her most favorite subject named textile and fashion visualization plus her final project entitled “Specification of Cloth sizes in Tanzania” and the support from her lecturers, Anna believed in what she imagine in every theme of possible interest before she put it on a drawing book while preparing to get experience from various challenges that she face in her daily fashion life. Anna Ben volunteered to design various outfits for free while at University of Dar es Salaam, and participated as a designer and a model in one of textile events to welcome Mr. Lordy (the founder of Textile course) from United state of America. Recently Anna Ben is working at Tanzania Tooku Garments Ltd (EPZA) as a QUALITY ASSUARANCE OFFICER for exported garments, also working with NAKADHALIKA (NK) and AFRICAN DOLL as an intern basing on production part to get more experience for the lecturer position to teach fashion and design at the UDSM and also seek various opportunities in fashion industry for the implementation of her designs.
Agness Nyahoga is an Africa creative designer born in Tanzania, and started design and styling since she worked as a commercial and runway model. There after she found her way through experience as an independent model, and then got her bridge from all of that and established as a designer for both male and female.
I am very passionate about African print and Leather. I discovered my Talent when I was 11 years old; in grade 6.The first thing I made was a Brown fluffy bag.I established my label in 2013. MiZuwa Designs has Two terms. MIZu for the ROOTS and Zuwa for the SUN..
Sharmila Ibrahim Omar Kiloko (siok)as her brand name. She was born in Lugalo hospital, Dar es Salaam Tanzania on 8th September on the 90's.she then went to Kisando daycare nursery school in 1998,diamond primary school 1999 up to 2005,2006 Kunduchi Girls form one and shifted to Kenton high school from 2006 -2009 o level, 2010 -2011 alpha high school form five,2011 to 2012 ended her A Level education and joined university of Dar es Salaam were she graduated in BA in sociology in 2015,during all those studying years she managed to work with YUNA, UN, AISEC as one among members and later decided to open her own giving back society with her university colleagues famously known as Tumaini Jipya organization as NGO in Tanzania. She is a daughter to Ibrahim Omar and Fatma Abdallah. She is an indoor person but loves to spend her day off on the beaches or any historical sites.
My name is Justina Thomas Mpollogo. At the age of 10 my love for fashion began. I joined the fashion club at Marian Girls Secondary School where I took my Ordinary Level Education (2007- 2009) and at that point designing became my passion that I would do better in designing than class performance. In (2011) I participated in the interschool fashion designing which was under (YOA) Youth of Africa, together with other two designers we won, in (2012) I won the UN culture competition in the fashion category as the best designer. In 2013 I graduated High School Education and joined the Institute of finance management where I successful graduated my first degree (Bachelor of Science in Taxation). Now that am free from studying I want to make fashion designing my career and explore the fashion world.