The Young Achievers Awards 2017: Abryanz Dedicates Award to All People in the Fashion Industry

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Brian Ahumuza commonly known as Abryanz of Abryanz Collection and founder of the Abryanz style & Fashion Awards was one of the young people honored on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The Young Achievers Awards is an award program that was started over five years ago to identify and recognize young people in Uganda that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in their respective fields. Abryanz received the award for his contribution to the Ugandan fashion Industry

Abryanz said, “I dedicate this to all people in the fashion industry working hard & using every single day of their lives 2 perfect their craft.” He also posted this on his Facebook

“This journey started in 2010; I was still at campus hustling to survive. My solace was a job as a cleaner at Huawei. I had always loved fashion, so this was a huge opportunity for me to meet new people and share my passion with them. I started by selling to my workmates clothes I had picked around. I would collect all the nice clothes and shoes I came by and keep them in my backpack. Once I chanced upon a potential client, my stock was right on my back.

It is from this that I opened up a small boutique at Prime Complex after saving up enough money. The business has grown through leaps and bounds to become the Abryanz brand we all respect.

Last Saturday I was honoured to receive the Young Achievers award for Best in Creative Arts (fashion) category. For someone that started as a fashion collector to a boutique proprietor, this is by far one of the biggest milestones in my life. It has always been my dream to step on that stage to receive an award of that stature. Thank you Young Achievers award for recognizing my hustle. I’m sure many young people were inspired.

In my speech at the gala, I dedicated the award to all people in the fashion industry working hard and using every single day of their lives to perfect their craft. Fashion in Uganda has come such a long way; it’s such a blessing that we are finally gaining space and attention.

Our theme for the ASFAs this year is ‘Fashion Takeover’. We are celebrating people like me who are looking at fashion not only from a creative point of view, but also as a business. Let no one tell you it is impossible, if they do, tell them, “If Brian did, I too can!”

The Asfas are slated for 8th December, 2017 at Serena Hotel in Kampala Come Let’s Celebrate Fashion”

Congratulations Brian Ahumuza

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