Ally Rehmtullah, a leading designer in Tanzania, is set to showcase his work at the 10th YEHE Fashion Show in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on November 28, 2009.
Rehmtullah is expected to join 31 other international designers invited to Ivory Coast from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela and Zambia.
The first edition of YEHE,that means ‘sewing’ in the Yacouba language,was held in Abidjan in 1998. Four years later, in 2002, the National Commission for UNESCO in Côte d’Ivoire came in as a sponsor. With the help of the National Committee UNESCO-CI and other partners, YEHE has to date distributed more than 600 sewing machines to local and international fashion designers.
Mustafa Hassanali’s First Solo Art Exhibition
Back home in Dar es Salaam, another well known fashion designers “Mustafa Hassanali” is hosting his first solo art exhibition at Alliance Francaise (November 23-28, 2009).
The flamboyance and rich cocktail of Colour inspired this Collection of Art from
Left over Fabrics and Haberdashery ranging from Khanga Kitenge, Bazein, and Satins.
Saying he has just been selected as a “Climate Change Icon” by the British Council in Tanzania for his role in creating an initiative for a “Better, cleaner and Neater Future for Tanzania through Art, Fashion, and Design,” Hassanali says this art exhibition is part of his 10th anniversary celebration since his first crowning outfit designed for Miss Tanzania, Hoyce Temu, in 1999.
Over the past decade, Hassanali has showcased his creations in Africa and Europe.
Meanwhile, direct flights between Mombasa in Kenya and Amsterdam in Holland were re-introduced by Martinair on November 4, 2009. Since November 5, 2009 Martinair operates twice a week every Monday and Thursday. Any traveller who books a flight before November 30, 2009 is expected to earn 5000 bonus Flying Blue Miles!
Part of the Kenya Airways and KLM joint venture, travellers fly out on Martinair and return via Nairobi on Kenya Airways or KLM.
By the way, did you know that for every booking one makes one is charged a booking fee? If one books online, one may save up to US$50 in economy class and US$100 in business class. This is one way for the airlines to popularise online booking and for online savvy users to benefit.