Born in Uganda and raised in the United Kingdom, friends Emma Mohamed and Sonia Ygo are the designing duo behind Kamondi Couture, a new London based luxury women’s wear brand offers tailored suits and shirts exclusively for women.
The brand was created in 2006 after the two friends were given traditional African fabrics as gifts while on holiday in
In 2010, Emma and Sonia began designing a ready-to-wear collection which was featured at the Fashions Finest Renaissance fashion show in January 2011. They impressed the audience with their bold designs and quickly won acclaim for their creativity and interesting approach on women’s tailoring and are fast becoming renowned for their designs.
Refined with an elegant flair to suit the female form, inspiration is drawn from traditional features on men’s tailoring. . This season’s collection was created with an informal yet fashionable and classy take on women’s tailoring. Key pieces from the collection include a pinstripe short suit, a blue flared trouser suit and a fitted purple foliage print shirt.
Kamondi Couture is about individual style and unique elegance. Kamondi Couture’s pieces are designed to add sophistication to the women of today’s wardrobe, enabling her to dress up or down any look to make her own statement A Kamondi woman is sophisticated, classy and she is extraordinary!
Since debuting in January 2011, the designers have participated in a number of fashion events including Fashions Finest Renaissance, and Pure London, the UK’s leading trade fashion event for sourcing womenswear, young creative fashion for men and women, accessory and footwear brands. Their charitable activities also include fundraising events for Save the Children’s ‘No Child Born to Die’ campaign and the African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.
Kamondi Couture will showcase their A/W2011 collection ‘Purple Rain’ at Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) on Friday, 5 August 2011 and are also set to feature amongst other renowned Ugandan fashion designers at the Uganda Fashion Show Extravaganza on Saturday, 27 August 2011.
Contact: Sonia Ygo
Phone: +44 (0) 7415079107
Sky Shopping Centre, Rye Lane, London www.kamondi.co.uk
‘Sustainable by Design’ is the way forward. This has become the cornerstone of my business. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The 3 R’s. From the use of eco-materials to clever cutting and simplified production processes.
A fresh approach challenging the throw away culture. Passionately conscious of the times and inspired by the world around us, we try as much as possible to use eco-friendly fabrics, creating unique one-off pieces from organic barkcloth, cotton, used garments such as suits, denim, wedding dresses etc. We try to promote the use of organic, untreated raw and recycled materials, to support ethical trading, fair working conditions and raising awareness about environmental issues affected by the fashion industry. We produce high-end fashion products using unique, popular, reclaimed, organic and other eco-friendly fabrics. We produce bespoke garments for any occasion and also re-work (revamp) existing garments giving the customer a different or updated look.
Design studio. Our design studio offers the following services; • We produce bespoke garments for any occasion • We can also re-work (revamp) existing garments giving the customer a different or updated look • Alterations to garments • Small production runs for designers and organisations • Pattern cutting and sampling
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