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Kaijuka Abbas Wins Big At African Fashion Designer Awards 2021 In Nigeria

Posted On : November 23, 2021

Oscar Alochi

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Ugandan fashion designer Kaijuka Abbas walked away with the award of ‘Best Fashion Brand in Africa’ award at the African Fashion Designer Awards 2021.

The African Fashion Designer Awards is a platform that aims at recognizing creative fashion designers and enthusiasts around Africa.
Themed “Iconic Hall Of Fame”, the 4th edition of the awards that happened in Nigeria took place at City Park, Abuja on 19th November 2021.

The glamorous red carpet event featured exhibitions, runway showcases, cocktail, and ballet plus the anticipated awards gala-night
Uganda was well represented by the talented Kaijuka Abbas whose brand Kais Divo Collection was named “The Best Fashion Brand in Africa”.

The elated Kaijuka shared the good news as he thanked his friends, fans, and followers on social media for supporting and voting for him.
We bagged another one! I can’t thank you enough; each and every one of you who took the time to vote for me and make this a reality!

The Dreamiest Collection from Ugandan Fashion Brand Kai’s Divo Collections
The collection is titled Hope, a celebration of the resilience of every individual who has and still is fighting to end this pandemic. Despite the distress and job losses that came with it, we are still very hopeful that this too shall pass.
https://youtu.be/V9ol57X7TTk
The clothes symbolize a sense of joy, tranquillity, and exuberance, everything we are seeing less of now.
The virtual presentation was intended to transport the viewer back to when it was normal to walk on the red carpet in a frothy gown with adoring paparazzi flashing away.
Kaijuka Abbas worked with fabrics such as organza, latex leather, tulle, and a color palette of black, yellow, and red the national colors of Uganda.
Kais Divo Collection draped fabrics in abstract and impractical ways evidenced in the voluminous shapes and floor-grazing trails, creating some sort of fantasy.
Fashion has always been an escape from the gloom and turmoil going on around us, and this collection is doing the most to evoke positivity, and most importantly, hope that this too shall pass.

Thank you African Fashion Awards, Nigeria for honoring me with the ‘Award of best fashion Brand In Africa last night’.
This wouldn’t be a reality without my clients, and everybody who has made an effort to support, endorse and approve this brand! My heart is full!

He adds the accolade to his trophies cabinet which features several other local and international awards. Congratulations Abbas!

Abbas Kaijuka is a Ugandan fashion designer, stylist, and fashion collector known for his brand Kai’s Divo.

He is a recipient of East Africa’s Male Fashion Designer of the Year award at the 2020 East Africa Fashion Awards and the Fashion Designer of the Year award at the 2016 Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards and received various nominations including the East African Designer of the year award at the 2017 Swahili Fashion Week. I had a chat with him and below is our conversation.

Content courtesy of MBU and Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Oscar Alochi

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