Ugandan Fashion Designer, Anita Beryl Features on CNN – African Voices

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Ugandan fashion designer, Anita Beryl Ahikiriza, was celebrated by CNN African Voices as she talked about how she has been able to build a couture business out of sequins, lace and a touch of tenacity. CNN African Voices is a program that highlights the continent’s inspiring people who create their own subcultures in travel, art, music, technology, architecture and fashion.

Anita Beryl of Beryl Qouture told her story of how she made it to owning and building Uganda’s fashion powerhouse, she also narrated of how she first enrolled for a degree in education because both her parents were teachers though she later followed her passion when she went to South Africa and United Arab Emirates to study fashion design.

Anita was not always a fun of fashion because she didn’t know what actually fashion was though she always never wanted to have something that everybody had; she loved looking different among others.
She had this to say

“..During my years of studying fashion I was fully dedicated, I was dying to learn more than they were giving me. I took extra lessons and did a lot of research; at that point no one could stop me even if they tried.”

On her return home, Anita decided to open up Beryl Qouture venturing into female designs mostly bridal gowns.

“…the first step of designing is finding the right fabric for a client. Once I know the kind of fabrics I need, I immediately hit the market in downtown, Kampala. Fabric sourcing is the trickiest and the hardest step in this business,” She added

Anita has won various awards in different fashion awards such as Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards Fashion and Pearl of Africa Fashion Awards and the Uganda Entertainment Awards. However, Anita’s biggest award is when a client leaves happy.

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