Monday, September 11, 2006

Glamour at Virgin fashion show at Makerere

EDGAR R. BATTE
The timing could have been wrong owing to the World Cup fever but the evening was a worthy one especially because the show was organised, with a receptive crowd and above all, the remarkable innovation by the university students. We are talking about the maiden Virgin Show exhibition that was hosted at the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine art at Makerere University.
The theme of the exhibition was Contemporary yet Cultural and the creative wear that was on display said it all. The works were a combination of the students and their lecturers.The show kicked off two hours later than scheduled. Some of the night's highlights comprised a showcase of creative, beach and evening wear as well as performances from Priscilla Kalibala. State Minister for Gender, Rukia Isanga represented the Gender Minister, Syda Bbumba. The students modelled as they showcased a variety of designs drawing cheers from their peers and guests as the emcee gave descriptions of different creations, designers and the models. The designs brought out the relevance of the theme with the fusion of both African and modern materials like backcloth, banana fibre, calabash as well as cotton. Meanwhile, the crowd was kept informed on the progress of the match. Kalibala who was apparently the only musical act at the exhibition lit up the house with performances of her songs Mwana Gwe, Gumikiriza and Yonno that attracted a round of applause from the crowd. The show went on till approximately 11p.m.

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