Who: Gloria Wavamunno
What: Powerful silhouettes – think bold shouldered cropped blazers and loose trousers with cinched waists – crafted from African waxed textile prints. Her latest collection, Sun/Rain is her most risqué yet featuring sheer skirts and vests, styled with just duct tape on the boobs.
Why: This British raised designer of Ugandan heritage no doubt got her influences from designers like Ozwald Boateng, whom she interned for after graduating from American Intercontinental University of London. Since then she’s debuted four buzz-worthy collections including my personal favorite A-Freak-A, which debuted in the 2009/2010 season.
Where: Wavamunno’s line is currently stocked in Uganda at Boutique, Plot 22, Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda. You can also log on to Ltdo.com to purchase her pieces. Log on to www.gloriawavamunno.com for a current list of stockists.