Graft designer Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenson has unveiled his latest fashion collection.
Exhibited under the theme of ‘Baroque Afrique’, Village Mall in Bugolobi was yesterday a beehive of activity when he showcased his products to hundreds of spectators including celebrities Denzel of Urban TV, Gaetano Kagwa and Ronnie Nsubuga, the CEO of Crystal Models among many other city socialites. And at exactly 9pm, the models walked to a band number showcasing clothes made out of tyres.
“As opposed to the traditional fashion shows, Xenson shows are an exhibition of style, the Xenson style. Xenson presentations will always be incredibly curated shows, major fashion events and extravaganzas. His shows combine his extraordinary award winning artistry, visual aesthetic to offer an unmatched memorable fashion experience,” a fashion enthusiast said of the designer.
The show was also graced by other fashion designers like Liz Kagwa with her latest collection and Brenda Maraka, with Black and White under the theme of ‘love and mathematics’ and both ladies did not disappoint.
Sandra Suubi treated attendees to her latest single, “Singa tabadde gwe”, a gospel song which served her well with her awesome vocals that left both men and women baffled.
Who is Xenson?
Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenson, is a Ugandan Artist, fashion designer and poet at the vanguard of a ‘youthful African art renaissance that refuses to be pigeonholed into a singular Artistic expression’.
He is a solitary dreamer greatly influenced by the grandeur of African cultures, vitality of African dance and performance, and hip-hop as a free expressive art form.
Ssenkaaba traded his engineering studies to join the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala where he graduated with a 1st class honors degree. Since then, intermittent appearances of his Art works, Films and fashions have been shown in numerous exhibitions and shows in Uganda and abroad.
He is a well collected artist in Germany, Scotland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France, USA, Canada, Niger, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda where he has held successful Exhibitions and Fashion shows.
Xenson says he enjoys giving back to the Ugandan community through his Art-Club by promoting and teaching art to students and persons with or with no artistic background.