This year’s Swahili Society USA Gala Dinner held on Nov 2, showcased two designers’ original work. The first showcase was by Ashubira Designs, whose designer is a young collage senior from Bowie State University, Maryland USA. The second was designs by Mama Mitindo- Ms Asya of Texas, USA.
Held at the Lanham Maryland Best Western Hotel, the 2019 Swahili Society USA Gala Dinner was the second annual meeting of Swahili speakers in the USA. The day kicked off with a delicious spread of Swahili inspired breakfast foods in and three panel discussion sessions in the afternoon, concluding with a most delicious dinner and entertainment session in the evening.
To say people were “dressed to the nine” is an understatement. In addition to the western dress that would typically grace an event such as this, the true stars of the show were the African print attires that made a debut at the gala. From the hosts to the attendees, there were designs that were simply to die for.With respect to their privacy, I will not post any pictures of the guests (I will definitely get their permission next year!) but please enjoy the video of the fashion show.