Solome Katongole – The UG Diaspora 2013 Collection – What to Expect!

Solome Katongole – The UG Diaspora 2013 Collection – What to Expect!

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Solome Katongole is a Ugandan born fashion designer with an American culture influenced up bringing. Solome is a Biologist by training; her past endeavors have included obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology and working for a pharmaceutical company, Cephalon. This experience culminated in her striving for a greater challenge  and passion thus becoming a Fashion Designer.

In early 2008 she acquired an internship in London with Yemi Osunkoya of the Kosibah label for 5 months. Upon her return to the U.S she attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles to further her knowledge and education in fashion. She graduated with a degree in Fashion Design in 2009.

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Her talents continued to blossom and grew to the creation of her own self-name label. Her label specializes in ready to wear, and customized women’s clothing. Solome’s mission is to create and make high quality garments using unique and exquisite fabrics. She merges traditional and western styles to create modernized garments.

Her main source for inspiration is color, nature and the 50s genre. With the success of the label she has begun to transform the canvas of fashion. Participating in major fashion shows including Africa Fashion Week New York 2010, Boston Fashion Week 2010, Fashion Expose, Mercedes Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week 2011, Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2012, and Ankara Fest Los Angeles 2013.

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Collection to see at UG Diaspora 2013

The collection is called “LADY” I love bright colors; expect to see lots of bright and bold pieces. I am inspired by the 50’s genre, so you’re going to see figure flattering, full skirts, and mid-calf looks. The silhouettes are going to be sexy and Body hugging. This show is going to be effortless chic and glam.

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Contact Information

Website: http://www.solomekatongole.com/
Email: solomekatongole@gmail.com
Phone: US +1-410.300.3532
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Solome-Katongole-Cultural-Couture/163425047045397

Where to Shop
Online: https://www.etsy.com/shop/solomek
Boutique: BOLD, Shop #29, 1st Floor, Krsna Mart, Kisementi, Kampala, Uganda

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The Uganda Diaspora Network is a forum aimed at bringing together Ugandans who live and work abroad by celebrating their contributions overseas and also encouraging them to give of their time, talents, ideas and expertise whilst inspiring the next generation of Ugandan leaders. Every year the Ugandan Diaspora Network will organize an annual Social Networking Gala and will also produce a quarterly publication highlighting the successes of the various Ugandans residing overseas. Please send us those inspirational stories and philanthropic work involving Ugandans abroad. We shall share these stories using this platform that is rapidly growing and expanding. The Next Diaspora Social Networking Gala will be Held on 30th December 2016 at The Kampala Serena Hotel.

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2 Comments

  1. Baggya Kris
    December 13, 08:00 #1 Baggya Kris

    Dear Solome
    Bravo to your purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially the effort and boldness) many young girls would be inspired by your story. I started a Community college in Jinja called East Africa Community college, Fashion and design is one of the courses am trying to develop and promote for our girl-child program. the department is still hobbling please come to our rescue by donating sawing machines, machines that make decorations and where possile a motivational visit.
    email us on eaccuganda@yahoo.com . – See more at: http://www.ugandandiaspora.com/ugandas-budding-designer-martha-jabo-to-show-case-at-the-3rd-annual-diaspora-gala#sthash.wGptgUGu.dpuf

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  2. ASHLEY BRENDA
    October 07, 08:50 #2 ASHLEY BRENDA

    if i wanted to be among your models how would i join cause ive gat passion

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