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Fashion: GloRia WavaMunno Blending Culture and Chic, Luxury and Function

GloRia WavaMunno [Uganda]

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[Image credit: Mwoyo, Sexuality; Spring/Summer 2009/2010 – GloRia WavaMunno]

The GloRia WavaMunno brand is a true reflection of British-Ugandan fashion designer GloRia WavaMunno’s love and passion for individuality, sensuality and culture; defining threads that weave continuously throughout each collection she creates. Born in London and raised in London and Kampala, GloRia founded her eponymous label in 2009 shortly after graduating from university and debuted her first collection, ‘Love’ in the same year; as well as making her first catwalk appearance showcasing at South African Fashion Week followed by London Fashion Week a year later.

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[Image credit: Not a Dream, My Soulmate; Autumn/Winter 2011 – GloRia WavaMunno]

GloRia can trace her interest in fashion back to a very young age and today inspiration for her collections is drawn from definitive fashion era’s such as vintage 1950’s and 60’s glamour see in her flirty prom dresses right through to the chic and funk of the 1980’s in shoulder pads and graphic t-shirts; mixing it all up with colourful African Kitenge prints gathered from across the African continent. 

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[Image credit: A-Freak-A; Spring/Summer 2010/2011 – GloRia WavaMunno]

Set on playing her part in redefining the African fashion industry, GloRia’s signature style of authentic fabrics, sharp tailoring, sensual designs and individuality go into creating edgy collections that are the platforms to proclaim her passions and inspirations. GloRia’s designs are sexy with rebellious overtones and sees items like T-shirt’s emblazoned with bold prints and slogans paired with elegantly cut blazers; a nod to her time spent interning at Ozwald Boatang; a place GloRia credits with not only honing her skills in fabric cutting, garment construction and tailoring, but also the place where she got to explore the nature of becoming an entrepreneur.

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[Image credit: A-Freak-A; Spring/Summer 2010/2011 – GloRia WavaMunno]

With collections that are getting edgier with each season, GloRia WavaMunno is cementing her place amongst a new pioneering generation of African designers; blending culture and chic, luxury and function, whimsy and reality to create clothes that are all at once, romantic, eccentric and truly modern.  

…GloRia WavaMunno is funky and fresh

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For further information about GloRia WavaMunno visit: www.gloriawavamunno.com

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