The Swahili Fashion Week comes to the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam


(Posted 26th November 2013)

The 6th edition of the Swahili Fashion Week is gearing up to its ‘active phase’ with model casting concluded last Sunday at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The main events for this year are now coming up fast with a Shopping Festival where Swahili Fashion is on sale, runway shows and of course the grand finale, the Award Gala Night, all taking place also at the Golden Tulip Hotel. This year will 26 Tanzanian designers showcase their creations as will a further 18 from 9 countries in the wider East African region.

Unlike last year’s event, where the Swahili Fashion Week made regional appearances, this year’s event will be restricted to Dar es Salaam alone.

Inspired by the success of Mustafa Hassanali’s Swahili Fashion Week have similar events, showcasing local designers, fabrics and even accessories sprung up, notably represented by the recently concluded Zanzibar Fashion Week and the Nairobi Fashion Week a few months ago with Uganda and Rwanda expected to launch their own evens in 2014.

East African fashion clearly has arrived on the scene, putting its own mark on the world of the Haute Couture and making waves in the shops and boutiques too where the latest creations reportedly sell like hot cakes as the clientele has become more fashion conscious and more aware of just what great variety of uniquely East African colours, fabrics and designs are now available.

Visit for more information including where to get tickets for the finals which take place between 05th and 08th of December.