The fashion community came together as a whole to celebrate and recognize their contributors at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards all throughout the night of the 12th. The awards are the brainchild of the one Ahumuza Bryan proprietor of the Abraynz Collection store at Garden city. He was the first at the venue, MTN arena in Kololo in the wee hours of the morning, being a stickler for details he wasn’t leaving anything unsupervised. It all paid off as the venue looked glamorous donned in black and gold.
The gates opened at 7pm. But the guest list being full of Fashion divas and beauty Queens, they all waited to make a spectacular grand entrance an hour later. The red carpet was colorful and gave off the true Hollywood experience with paparazzi flashing cameras from all corners. The guests made dresses fro the in their fancy couture gowns and all the pain that went into the stitching these unique gowns paid off. The men didn’t just turn up, they brought the competition on the red carpet. It was obvious they gave their dress more a lot of thought too.
The show started at 10pm with no one noticing the time, the fashion presentation were fabulous by Martha Jabo and shuba wear and Lords and ladies saloon put on a good hair exhibition despite losing the saloon award to Afswa saloon. The guest list was exquisite from Irene Namubiru , Desire Luzinda, Radio and Weasel, Leon Island and other fashion lovers from Australia and Canada. Juliana Kanyomozi want the best stylish female celebrity award, which she dedicated to her late son Keron. Aussie designer Martha Jabo won the Fahion designer of the year award. Kim Swagga, the celebrity stylist won an award and used the opportunity to introduce his son.
The host and hostesses were dressed to impress and Jacki O did a proper imitation of western awards traditions where the host changes into a minimum of 4 outfits, Judith changed twice and so did Roger Mugisha. They complimented themselves well and did a great job. The entertainment was fun started with Natty Nathan then exodus, but the most outstanding performances came from Desire Luzinda who performed a number of her songs in her beautiful evening dress that stunned everyone and the performance from the New kid on the block Apass was heart warming too.
The event went on till late as the awards were not finished. The best dressed guest awards were won by Paul Huckstep and Daniel Atim, who wore a black see through lace ensemble that left little to the imagination but managed to make it elegant and decent. Santa Anzo was the last to recieve her fashion icon achievement award where she was touched by Abryanz role in the fashion industry and her role in influencing him to the right path.
It was a very successful night and we are sure Abryanz must have given himself a pat on the back saying ‘ Job well done’.
Below is the full list of the winners.
1. LIFETIME FASHION ICON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2. FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
3. UPCOMING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
4. MOST STYLISH MALE CELEBRITY 2014
5. MOST STYLISH FEMALE CELEBRITY 2014
6. OUTSTANDING MALE MODEL 2014
7. OUTSTANDING FEMALE MODEL 2014
MILKA MOLSFE ASSIMWE
8. UPCOMING MALE MODEL 2014
9. BEST FASHIONABLE/CREATIVE MUSIC VIDEO 2014
NEERA – RADIO AND WEASAL
10. BEST DRESSED MALE TV PERSONALITY
DOUGLAS LWANGA NTV UG
11. BEST DRESSED FEMALE TV PERSONALITY
FIONA KIRABO – BUKEDDE TV
12. BEST FASHION LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER
13. MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
LADY D Y
14. BEST HAIR STYLIST/SALOON
AFSANA BEAUTY SALOON
15.BEST MODEL MANAGEMENT
JORAM MODEL MGT
16. BEST FASHION SUPPORTING BRAND
17. BEST FASHION WRITTER BLOGGER JOURNALIST
GLORIA HAGUMA – MONITOR
18. BEST FASHION CONTRIBUTOR IN THE DIASPORA
SUSAN MUTESI – AUSTRALIA
19. BEST #ABRYANZDRESS4SUCCESS2014 CAMPAIGN PERSONALITY
BUSH BABY – URBAN TV
20. BEST DRESSED MALE GUEST