ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE FOUNDER OF NILE COUTURE FASHION WEEK MS. DORIS SUKEJI – ON THE 3rd Edition 2019

Ahead of this year’s biggest fashion show in Juba – the Nile Couture Fashion Week, on the 25th – 26 October 2019, Brisker Magazine was able to get in touch with Ms. Doris Sukeji, the founder of Nile Couture by Sukeji to bring to you live findings and updates on what you should be expecting from the 3rd Edition of the Fashion Week.

Enjoy the read, and remember to book or buy your ticket from the contact provided below.

My intention for African women, more especially the South Sudanese women is that they should recognize their value, grandeur and beauty when she wears the Nile Couture. ” – Doris Sukeji

Brisker Magazine: Tell us about yourself

My name is Doris Sukeji mostly known as Doris Cirillo, I’m a communications officer by profession but because of my passion for fashion plus the talent and creativity inside me I started this journey. 

Brisker Magazine: What relations do you have with Nile Couture Fashion Week?

I’m the founder of the Nile Couture Fashion Week and the owner of the brand name Nile Couture by sukeji honors South Sudan where I was born. Where the women had a central role in the house, took care of children.I intended for African women, especially the South Sudanese women to recognize their value, grandeur and beauty when she wears the Nile Couture.

Brisker Magazine: What is Nile Couture Fashion Week about?

Nile Couture Fashion Week aims to inspire talent,unlock full creative potential.Seeing this project is a small step to the bigger picture.

Brisker Magazine: How long have you been doing this? And what is the cost of organizing such event?

This is the 3rd Edition of the Nile Couture Fashion Week though we started four years ago as a fashion show not week. Fashion shows of world class standards are very expensive to organize we will bridge the gap by creating highly affordable showcasing opportunities to local fashion designers and other business. We are funded by sponsorships in order to provide visibility for designers and business people to present and organize themselves professionally and think commercially.

Brisker Magazine: What are some of the memorable moments you have had in those fashion show/week?

The most memorable more of the past evening is people come together to see our creativity unfold and know more about fashion future in our  country.

Brisker Magazine: What’s the program-like for these two-days of this year’s fashion week?

The most memorable more of the past evening is people come together to see our creativity unfold and know more about fashion future in our  country.

As we know, this month is breast cancer awareness month, we want people to come join us for a free screening.

On Saturday 26th of October 2019 is the actual showcasing an annual event which brings together different designers to showcase their fashion lines and talent. Not just design but something for fashion lovers and trendsetters to enjoy. Come and mingle with fashionista’s, designers, and celebrities.

Brisker Magazine: Who are the designers and how many of them will be showcase in this years’ event?

Nile Couture Fashion Week this year will be the biggest event for Nile Couture and also South Sudan we will have four designers showcasing and we also have a beauty product launch by our own South Sudanese called Estella Malek and the product name Aram_reew saw we are looking into beauty skincare too.

This year’s designers are;

  • Doris sukeji for Nilecouture by Sukeji,
  • Winny Raymond for WinnyRaymond Kollection,
  • Jackie Choi for Jackie Choi Designs, and
  • Ann Enosa for Ann Enosa Designs.

Brisker Magazine: What (new) should your fans expect from this year’s fashion week?

This year’s theme for the event is FOCUS ON CHANGE, about the collection there is lots of creativity, jaw dropping, head turning and fashion stoppers on the runway.

Brisker Magazine: what’s your message to your fans out there?

My message to our fellow South Sudan to come and witness this industry because support and encouragement will help make us do more to better our nation.

Nilecouture Fashion event is on 26th October 2019 at Palm Africa Hotel. You can buy ticket(s) at the venue Palm Africa Hotel. For further ticket reservations please contact Tel: 0917610950 or 0911349552.

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