One of Africa’s most prestigious fashion event, Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) has made its way home again. This year’s event was officially launched on July 20 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. In what promises to be the biggest edition ever, the event launched under the theme, “The Fashion Takeover” to shine a global spotlight on the African fashion industry, highlighting creativity, achievement, and excellence.
Speaking about the launch, the award’s founder Brian Ahumuza said, “We are so glad and excited that an idea that started five years ago has grown in bounds and we are now able to celebrate our African stylist and designers breaking barriers in the fashion industry.”
The Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2017 is set to take place on December 8 at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda.
The awards seek to recognize and reward outstanding personalities in the fashion industry who have impacted Uganda and Africa through excellence and creativity. In addition, they seek to bring to light the entrepreneurial and business aspect of the fashion industry that can be explored by the youth to contribute positively to the economic growth of Uganda as well as solving the ever growing problem of unemployment on the continent.
Two categories have been introduced in this year’s event; Fashion Entrepreneur of the year Uganda and Fashion Entrepreneur Africa. The awards will go to individuals who have shown outstanding commercial success of their businesses or personal brands.
In the quest to support the youth and aspiring fashion entrepreneurs, the ASFA team has also organized the inaugural ASFA Business workshop that will take place in November at the Kampala Serena, aimed at empowering the youth with skills on how to turn their passion into a meaningful business and profit making ventures.
Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards brings together Africa’s fashion icons to celebrate the continent’s diversity through culture and style. The event has attracted some of the most prolific designers and entertainers in past editions from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Launched in 2013, the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) is an annual continental celebration of Fashion and Style held in Uganda. Following a successful three-year run, they expanded their reach to the rest of Africa in 2016. The ASFAs aim to recognize excellence in fashion and artistic achievements in Africa with a vision to create a prestigious and very professional platform that will help boost the fashion industry both in Uganda and Africa alike.