Owori is East Africa’s most successful fashion entrepreneur, the style icon of a growing middle class. She owns boutiques in Kampala and the Kenyan capital Nairobi, and the models in her agency can be seen on runways in Rome and Paris. She also publishes African Woman, a glossy magazine that showcases local fashion trends.
“We want to celebrate Africa’s beautiful people,” says the designer. Owori, who combines modern fashions with African colors, doesn’t shy away from making bold statements.
“The fashion world currently has its eye on Africa,” she says.
“This is our opportunity, and we should take advantage of it.”
Growing Domestic Demand She is the epitome of a success story. And success stories are no longer a rarity in Africa, despite its reputation as a continent of poverty and suffering.