One of the worst things that can happen to any event organizer is having one of the sponsors pull out and cancelling the venue a few hours to the event.
That near-disaster happened to the team behind the Fashion 360 show that eventually took place at Serena hotel on Saturday evening – a change from the earlier announced venue, Sheraton hotel. Somehow, the event managed to attract a sizeable number of fashion enthusiasts.
The event kicked off with a performance from one Sylvestre who did a good job singing Bruno Mars’ I Should Have Bought You Flowers. Upcoming artistes Mash and Toria, whose vocals got lost in the poor sound system, followed him. The action on the red carpet was started off by Barika Fashion House. The designer Erika Biingi showcased her urban wear, especially T-shirts with African fabric and prints.
Kim Swagga, who has made his name as a collector and stylist for some of Kampala’s top musicians, lit the runway with what is trending. OG Apparel closed the show with their designs also mainly made out of African fabric. From the coats, printed pants and fitting shirts, everything seemed on point and ready to wear.
Before curtains came down, teenage rapper Young Zee performed his collabo with Big Tril, Ayayai. The self-proclaimed King of Mwooyo, Maurice Kirya, also sang Supermodel off his first album. The song is about a model he had a crush on while growing up. He also performed Work It Out to a nonchalant audience.
The proceeds from the event went to Children of Africa, a foundation aimed at taking children off the streets and rehabilitating them.
Source : The Observer