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Adam Hassan

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Adam HassanFor over 10 years, Adam Hassan has been the forefront of creating stunning, form fitting handmade gowns that makes every bride

Beate Allard

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Asia Idarous Born 1974 in Mbozi, in the Southern highlands of Tanzania near Mbeya Town, I grew up with love for the country and passion for its people, colors'...

Farouque Abdela

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Farouque Abdela Born in Zanzibar from a family of Comoros origin, Farouque Abdela left Zanzibar at 14, two years after the revolution. While in London, he continued the...

Hadithi Zetu

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Adam HassanHadithi Zetu, meaning “Our Stories” in Swahili was given its name by the, founder Rebecca Mandich.  The company began in 2014; however, Rebecca has been...

Hasiba Quettawala

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Hasiba Quettawala Fashion designer Hasiba Quettawala was born in Zanzibar, is now settled in Pakistan, where she works from home...

Kanga Kabisa

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Kanga Kabisa Kanga Kabisa's aim is to produce unique clothing and accessories of the highest quality in Zanzibar. We operate with high ethical principles,...

Kihaga Designer

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Kihaga Designer Designer Mwarabu Ali Said Majongo was born into several generations of tailoring. Sewing is in Mwarabu's blood - he grew up working with his father and...

Krystal Bella

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Krystal BellaFascinated by designing clothes and fashion ranges,Krystal- Bella Shabani, a fashion designer based in Burundi , finds her way to illustrate her talent in ready to wear

Made in Africa

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Made in Africa Made in Africa shop was started by two foreigners who fell in love with Zanzibar and decided to join a team of Zanzibari women in creating,...

Rizwan Janmohamed

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Rizwan Janmohamed Rizwan Janmohamed was born on 15 December 1983 in the town of Morogoro . Before entering the world of fashion, Rizwan worked in hospitality...


Fashion Week Zanzibar: Upendo Upendo means ´love´ in Kiswahili, and the Upendo label incorporates love and caring into its entire label. The project includes a sewing school,...

Veronica Lugenzi

Fashion Week Zanzibar: Veronica LugenziVeronica Lugenzi is a creative established fashion designer. She will be showcasing for the first time in Fashion Week Zanzibar.As a kid, growing up in the age of 10 years old, she fell in love with



We believe in nurturing budding creativity and in involving the local community in major events. Zanzibar Fashion Week will be holding a school competition involving seven schools from Stone Town and Rural Zanzibar. The schools participating will be as follows:
Foradhani school (government school)
Tumekuja school (government school)
Darajani school (government school)
Kiponda school (government school)
Zanzibar Junior Academy (private school)
SOS School (private school)
Feza School (private school)

This year's theme is 'Modern Hijab' and schools will be given an art project so that children can make sketches, water colour paintings and illustrations on the above theme. Papers, water colour paints and pencils will be provided which will involve children in the Fashion Week Zanzibar. This will provide an unique opportunity to encourage blossoming young fashion designers to have their work displayed on a high profile platform.

There will be 20 to 30 chosen designs with the top three receiving pride of place, displayed in Mtoni Palace . The designs will be displayed during the show for Fashion Week Zanzibar.

The illustrations will be for sale during the exhibition with the soul intention for all proceeds from the sale to be donated to in materials to the winning schools. Books, Stationary, Dictionaries and many other items will be bought and delivered to the schools.

The winning three designs will be tailored into dresses/Hijab's and will be worn down the catwalk on the second day of Zanzibar Fashion Week. The three students will also be introduced on the last day of the show and celebrated as the designers. They will be offered a place to train with some of the fashion designers. The three outfits will be also be sold and the profit will also be given back to the school in materials to encourage the students creativity.

The winning school will also have the opportunity to meet Zanzibar's leading fashion designers up close and personal – a half-day special visit will be arranged with the school and Zanzibar's top designers, teaching children about the world of design and encouraging them to follow their dreams.