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Kulwa Mkwandule

Kulwa Mkwandule is a Tanzanian fashion Designer. He entered the fashion industry in 2014. With his degree in business administration from Dar es Salaam’s College of Business Education, he opened his own clothing store at Tabata, one of Dar’s busy suburbs. Essentially a menswear and women’s wear designer, he has extended his work into wedding attire as well. His work…

Kemi Kalikawe

Winner of the 2017 Swahili Fashion Week Innovative Fashion Designer of the Year, Kemi Kalikawe founded Naledi Fashion in 2009. The brand focuses on afro-urban, ready-to-wear fashion for the professional woman. Her feminine designs transition easily from day to night wear, with a modern sophisticated aesthetic. Kemi strongly believes in the power of collaboration, having worked with Words and Pictures…

Adam Hassan Kijangwa

Born in Tanga on the 8th February, 1975, I have been engaged in fashion designing since the early 90’s. I studied basic design in 1991 at VETA Technical College in Tanga, Tanzania after which I relocated to Zanzibar in 1993. Between 1993 and 1996 I worked as an ordinary worker in different palace in Zanzibar, using the opportunity to gain…

Ailinda Sawe

Ailinda Sawe has been on the Tanzanian fashion map since the mid seventies when she represented Tanzania at the FESTAC ’77 in Lagos, Nigeria; coordinating fashion for the East and Central Africa zone at the festival. After FESTAC ’77, she studied art and crafts in Greece and went on to graduate in Fashion Designing and Textile Technology at Manchester Polytechnic…

Daria Makaramba

Born in 1965, the last born in a family of four girls, Daria Makaramba grew up involved in the family business of dress making under her mother, herself a gifted fashion designer. This family of gifted designers was a big influence and inspiration on Daria’s future carrier as a designer. She is married, with two children. She holds a Bachelor…

Ndesumbuka Merinyo (Mwafrika)

Ndesumbuka Merinyo (Mwafrika) has been on the culture map of Tanzania for the past three decades. Painter (water colours), sculptor, writer with three published books, poet, art and literary critic and fashion writer, Merinyo finally followed the fashion call after meeting with his life partner, the designer Ailinda Sawe. The two gave the concept of African fashion to their hallmark…

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