Zanzibar Fashion Week is a new initiative dedicated to celebrating fashion created in or inspired by the beautiful island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The festival of fashion will be held at locations around Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago.
Set off the coast of East Africa, in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the style of Zanzibar has many influences. Rich Swahili culture blends here with Indian, Arab and European influences, brought here for centuries on trade winds. The unique culture, paradise setting, and Zanzibar’s status as a cosmopolitan hub of trade all influence the designs created and inspired by the archipelago.
At Zanzibar Fashion Week, see the freshest, newest styles created by Zanzibar’s established and up and coming designers. From luxury resort wear to club gear to unique accessories, Zanzibar Fashion Week will showcase the best and most unique style in the region.

 Fashion Week Zanzibar was founded by Three people.

Javed Jafferji

East Africa’s top photographer is more known for his stunning landscapes and portrait photography, but Javed’s interest in fashion photography is longstanding. By capturing Zanzibar’s fabulous style as expressed through clothing and modelling, Javed has found another way to express the beauty of Zanzibar. In starting Fashion Week Zanzibar, Javed hopes to both foster and nourish the burgeoning Zanzibari fashion industry and create a festival of local creativity, joining up-and-coming and established artists, models and fashion lovers of all stripes.

Farokh Abdalla

Zanzibari-born fashion designer Farouque Abdela comes from a family of textile and embroidery designers, and continued the tradition by getting his training in London. Farokh has worked as a costume designer in film and theatre, a clothing designer (including for prolific clients such as Princess Diana and other international celebrities), and has shown his work all over the world, from Paris to Tokyo. Having moved back to Zanzibar in 2004, Farouque has fostered and encouraged the growth of the local fashion industry, empowering young aspiring designers with his knowledge and experiences.

Adnan Abbas

He is the manager of Bistro and a budding photographer. His love for fashion has driven him to be a part of Zanzibar Fashion week, he believes "If there is one thing that showcases the vitality, style and creativity of a country it is fashion."

Zanzibar Fashion Week 2013 will have 12 Zanzibar based designers, 4 Tanzanian based designer and 4 International based designers from South Africa, Oman, Itay and UK.
The Fashion show is set to showcase the best and unique styles in the region, making us be anxious to see what the Fashion Week will deliver to the people. Keep it here as we bring you the latest on Fashion Week Zanzibar 2013.

For More Information visit their:
Facebook Page:!/pages/Fashion-Week-Zanzibar/446225665461332

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  1. lovely report,you should come to Zanzibar and witness it yourself.,it's a beautiful island and you enjoy the wildness of it.

  2. Thank you so much! We'll definitely make a point of coming to Zanzibar :)