The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Owori Shows Her Best

Uganda's celebrated fashion guru Sylvia Owori has once again proven the sky is the limit in her fashion journey.

Last Friday at the Infinite Beautiful Africa Fashion show held at Imperial Royale hotel, Owori came out with yet another elegant and tasteful collection she dubbed 'Vintage African collections 2013.' The models hit the runway at about 8:15pm, and gauging from people's response, you could tell she had left a distinctive impression on everyone who viewed her works for the New Year.

The boys and girls, beautiful and handsome, swung left and right as they cat-walked a runway that took one about a minute to get to the end. Long as it was though, it didn't stop the revellers from clapping until the model completed their walk.

"Owori will always be my best," screamed a woman from the crowd.

Clad in light and heavy garments in different colours supplemented by matching handbags, models portrayed how one can elegantly turnout if their sense of style is well-exploited.

The show was organised by Miss Uganda UK, Gladys Kyotungire, as a launch pad of her new campaign against child sacrifice dubbed "Let's unite and save our children."

The campaign is intended to have everyone know that children can't be sacrificed for riches; Kyotungire said she will be taken around the country as a way of reawakening the public to take up the issue of child sacrifice seriously. Kyotungire, who almost fell victim of the vice, affirmed how she is determined to fight until Uganda is free of child sacrifices.

"When I was four, our maid took me from home to an unknown destination. We walked for four days and she would tell me that we are going home. When we reached a certain trading centre, I refused to walk and cried aloud," she narrated to a silent crowd.

"That's when people came to my rescue, asking her where she was taking me. She couldn't explain and that's when people called my parents to take me back home. I wouldn't be alive now if she had succeeded in taking me. We must fight and fight against people like her," she added.

The show, which among other sponsors was supported by the Institute of Advanced Leadership Uganda, also had The Hostel's Hellen Lutakoma with her House of Lukoma models showcase their collections.

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