100 Days of African Fashion

100 Days Of African Fashion

It’s October and we’re on Day 36 of Diana Opoti‘s 2015 edition of #100DaysOfAfricanFashion. Most of us, well at least I’ll speak for myself, absolutely cannot afford to wear only Ugandan, let alone African brands, for…3 months! Y’all know what the Sylvia Owori, Kwesh and Gloria Wavamunno prices are like, and you also probably agree that even getting your go-to tailor to make you pieces for 30 days is a stretch in the pocket. But hey, a girl can admire from a distance and have hopes for y’know one day in the future!

Anyway, Diana Opoti is a big brand name in the fashion PR business in Kenya, and I’m sure with her new projects, she’s capturing the African spotlight too. She started the #100DaysOfAfricanFashion in 2014, and it was such a HUGE success that she just had to bless us with it again. It’s also a lot more organised this year: she has a glam team, a team that coordinates with designers and helps her choose her outfits, even a social media team! And well, of course the audience like me (and hopefully you, too), that’s been devotedly checking out her instagram and website everyday for new outfit posts, because YES, LORD! 

Just as a heads-up, she’s already featured designers from all over Africa, Uganda inclusive! So, since I’m obsessed with Ugandan fashion houses and stylist collections like bold, here’s a rundown of which ones have featured so far. (PS: Her first week featured Ugandan designs. WOOP, WOOP!)

Gorgeous pale turquoise ensemble features pieces (patterned cotton light blue jacket worn over the reversible vest dress) from the SS15 wEIRD collection by Uganda's designer of the same label Gloria Wavamunno.

Gorgeous pale turquoise ensemble features 2 pieces (patterned cotton light blue jacket worn over the reversible vest dress) from the SS15 wEIRD collection by Uganda’s designer of the same label Gloria Wavamunno.

The look is accessorised with a leather & ankara clutch from Biika from Uganda.

The look is accessorised with a leather & ankara clutch from Biika, a Ugandan bags brand.

Gold kimono with black fringe from Tunisian-Ugandan brand Mizyana and box clutch from the Indian-Ugandan Kona brand all available at Bold Kampala.

Gold kimono with black fringe from Tunisian-Ugandan brand Mizyana and box clutch from the Indian-Ugandan Kona brand.

Cut-out fit & flare cotton dress by Ugandan Contemporary Heritage Fashion Label Martha Jabo.

Cut-out fit & flare cotton dress by Ugandan Contemporary Heritage Fashion Label Martha Jabo.

This beautiful royal blue dress is from Kwesh Uganda by Juliana Nasisira. The dress is from her 2015 collection unafraid.

This beautiful royal blue dress is from Kwesh Uganda by Juliana Nasasira. The dress is from her 2015 collection unafraid.

Jacket slinging maybe weird but not this chic tailored jacket cape from Ugandan brand, Kwesh - Unafraid collection by Juliane.

Jacket slinging maybe weird but not this chic tailored jacket cape from Ugandan brand, Kwesh – unafraid collection by Juliana.

Shift dress from Ugandan label Leap Year by Elaine Kiki & gold Stiletto box clutch from Bhavya Kalsi for her brand Kona all available at Bold Kampala.

Shift dress from Ugandan label Leap Year by Elaine Kiki & gold stiletto box clutch from Bhavya Kalsi for her brand Kona.

Kaftan from Tunisian Ugandan-based womenswear brand Mizyana available at Bold Kampala.

Kaftan from Tunisian Ugandan-based womenswear brand Mizyana.

STOCKIST INFORMATION.

bold kampala IG: @boldkampala

gloria wavamunno IG: @gwavah

biika IG: @biikaboo

mizyana IG: @mizyana_

kona IG: @thekona

leap year IG: @leapyearug

martha jabo IG: @martha_jabo

ALL BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE AT BOLD.

Shop F1.07, 1st Floor, The Acacia Mall
Kampala, Uganda
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 {All photos are courtesy of Diana Opoti’s website and Instagram}

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