Like Club Silk’s tradition has always been, the second Thursday of the month is dedicated to fashion.
Last Thursday was that day. Outside the club, there was hardly any activity. The parking lot had a few cars, something which suggested that the numbers inside were few. Or that the unpredictable weather, which has the heavens opening frequently, had scared away the fashion lovers. However, one step inside Silk Ocean suppressed my fears. The fashion lovers had turned up in droves. As usual, Mc Percy was the MC – with Esco, who had been off the fashion scene, returning to help him.
Jomayi Property Consultants, the title sponsors of the show, this time had Siima Africa Fashions and Tserofniar Ink as the designers of the night – to showcase what designs they had under their sleeves. Many guests were eager to see what Natasha Kusiima, the proprietor of Siima fashions, had to offer.
See, the 25-year-old information technology graduate from Makerere University has quite made a name as a photographer. This year, she ventured into fashion by opening a shop at the plush Acacia mall in Kamwokya. The show kicked off at around 10:30pm with Siima fashions showcasing first.
Their niche is African fabric with a contemporary blend. And they did it quite well. The designs had good colour combinations and the models brought out the designs perfectly. It’s usually terrible when good clothes happen to bad people. But their designs had a blend to fit both casual and corporate settings.
When it came to the music break, it was 2012 Miss Uganda finalist, Evah Nabawanga, who has since turned into a singer, who entertained guests. She has her focus on pop music and belted out three singles: Mulangira, Kiduula and I Know You Are Married. Her stage performance is on point and her songs are lyrically rich compared to other artistes who have only one verse and chorus.
When the designers returned, it was time for Tserofniar Ink. The fashion company had a new twist to their models they all had tattoos because the fashion house doubles as a tattoo parlour.
And with the tattoo craze catching on in town, many people in the audience were beaming and asking how they can get one. Their designs were what you would describe as okay but not outstanding. It was when they brought out their T-shirts that they had the crowd eating out of their palms. They had T-shirts with various inscriptions such as Tusaba Gavumenti Etuyambe, Sitya Loss, and Mpa Ku Kanamba Ko.
It was singer Melody who wound up the night with a number of songs but despite the fact that he has been around for while, he has failed to graduate from an upstart. If it wasn’t for his collaboration, Nkoleki, with Chameleone, many would not have known him. It’s good he saved the best for last, giving the fans something to cheer about.
Source : The Observer