Designer To Know: Lukwanzi
LUKWANZI is a unisex prêt–à–porter(ready to wear) brand that’s just about to achieve cult status thanks to its signature style of modesty combined with elegance. The label designs for the trendy and artistic individual with an urban lifestyle but with the desire to remain elegant and modest.
The brand produces two collections a year. The LUKWANZI collection and the ذهب (dhahab, meaning gold in arabic) collection, which is a more modest collection, produced right before the month of Ramadan.
They made their Kampala debut during Kampala Fashion Week this year with their first collection Homecoming. But why homecoming?
“Homecoming because it is my 1st collection to show at home since I returned in 2015. I mainly used the colour black because of where I come from – the ebony continent. It consists of weaved black satin ropes as details on some of the garments because I wanted to incorporate a technique that is used a lot in Africa up to date which is weaving,” shares Sheila Lukwanzi the founder and creative director of the label.
The brand looks forward to having pieces in shops by next year as well as showcasing at other fashion weeks regionally.
Look back at their Kampala Fashion Week collection here.
Photo credit: Lukwanzi.com