By Ogova Ondego
Published February 25, 2012
Winnie Ojanga, a ZÃ¼rich (Switzerland)-based, Kenya – born fashion designer , is organising a new project called ‘On The Catwalk’ that, she says, is “aimed at giving girls interested in the fashion, beauty and modeling industry a platform on which to showcase their talents and also help create role models that the younger generation can look up to in the community. Those who excel will have the privilege to showcase their creations during a fashion show in Zentrum Schluefweg, Kloten in Zurich on April 28, 2012.”
Ojanga is founder of Miss Kenya Swiss Beauty Pageant and Winnie Ojanga’s Creations label that is said to capture femininity, elegance, class and style. “Each collection showcases complete fashion forward styles that are easy to wear, timeless, ageless, classy and undoubtedly unique,” Ojanga, 35, says. “We use exquisite fabrics and luxe embellishments that make every creation piece a fashion statement that is always on trend, individual, sophisticated, sensual, glamorous and elegant.”
A self-declared lover and creator of ‘pretty things’, Winnie Ojanga’sÂ entry into the fashion industry took off when she launched the Miss Kenya Swiss Beauty pageant, a youth empowerment programme for Kenyan girls living is Switzerland. “My vision with this project was to mentor girls in the community who would later be role models that latter generations in the community could look up to,” she says. “I also wanted to give them a platform to showcase their talents and also open doors for some creative ones who wanted to pursue careers in beauty and fashion industry.”
Ojanga is a member of the Association of Fashion Designers in Switzerland. She trained at the mode Design schule in zÃ¼rich.