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Say-Manda Pays Tribute to Hawkers for His Kampala Fashion Week Debut Collection

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Hawkers, which you can translate to Luganda as ‘batembeyi’ were Say-Manda’s inspiration for his kfw debut collection. The young designer who emerged winner of Seed show last year was a hawker before venturing into fashion.

“I used to sell my father’s sauce pans, mingling sticks and more. I was paying tribute to that street life,” he offered.

This is quite evident in the accessories, models walked carrying metallic suitcases, frying pans and mingling sticks . He gave us a fun take on the man-romper with a careful play around with of prints and colour. It’s a youthful collection, every piece resonates well with what young people can wear.

Charles Ssemanda, the creative director of the brand hopes to take his brand beyond Uganda starting with this collection.

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Photos by Ssebuuma Ivan

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