Aamito is not just an icon in the modeling world, she’s a huge inspiration to many young people in Uganda. A trip to Kenya on a bus, to audition for Africa’sNext Top Model changed her life completely. After winning the TV show, she has gone on to have an accomplished career, walking for almost all the big name designers in Milan, London, Paris and New York; appearing in British Vogue, Yahoo Fashion, Vogue Espana, W Magazine and many other major fashion publication. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for brands such as Marc Jacobs and Other stories.
11. Ahumuza Brian
There’s no way you can mention fashion in Uganda and leave out Ahumuza Brian of Abryanz Collection. What started as a retail shop selling clothes in downtown Kampala is now a huge phenomenon. His styling genius has been tapped by many brands and big name celebrities for press appearances and in advertising. His unique style sense has inspired many trends in Kampala, and he has greatly influenced how men view fashion. What he wears, everyone will follow and wear? His brand grew to include an annual event, the Abryanz Fashion & Style Awards, a platform that awards and recognizes movers in the fashion industry.
12. Sylvia Owori
Arguably the most powerful woman in fashion in Uganda, Sylvia Owori is a forward thinking creative, always putting out collections that attract so much traction from across the globe. The British educated designer has impacted the industry in a number of way, giving people jobs, dressing them and most importantly, inspiring many young designers. She now hosts The Style Project on NTV where she shares her style genius with the rest of the world. Her comments on the show have many times sparked controversy, but again, what’s influence without controversy?
Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of something or someone. But, how do you measure it? Is it through the number of people, one has mentored? Or the successful projects they have under their belt? An influential person is one whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events.
Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub