Uganda International Fashion Week Made Annual as Show sells Out

“Form is temporary, Class is permanent,” Arapapa CEO, Santa Anzo proved the saying when she made a comeback ten years after she last hosted Uganda International Fashion Week.


Organized by Anzo in association with the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, the long anticipated grand finale of the Uganda International Fashion week was precise and an international standard show.

Guests appreciating the models for the great showcases

With international fashion producer Jan Malan directing the show, the event would have been in Milan or Paris only that it was in Kampala.

The participants who included top Ugandan designers Santa Anzo of Arapapa ,Abbas Kaijuka of Kia Diva Collections, Stella Atal, Paula Butagira and South Africa’s Alvada collections, Judith Artelier and Mmuso Maxwell showcased their interesting and exciting collections .

Some of the designers who showcased

While addressing the guests, Anzo who was overwhelmed with the love she received at the show, promised to host yet another fashion show come 2020.

“Fashion is not what you have seen tonight, this is the strategy of the industry, Fashion like agriculture and transport, communication, tourism and banking among others,is a multi-million industry waiting to be tapped and the time for Uganda is now,” said Anzo.

Santa Anzo speaking at the event

The CEO Uganda Tourism Board Lilly Ajarova applauded Anzo for putting up such a great show and reminded the guests about the beauty Uganda holds.

“Uganda is a special place, We want to share the beauty of this pearl with all people,” Said Ajarova .


As they took a bow, they played Rickyman’s Embago ‘waliwanika.’

It was indeed evident that Santa raised the bar high.

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