PHOTOS: Designer Sonia Mugabo opens store at Kigali Marriott Hotel

Rwandan designer Sonia Mugabo has opened her second store at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. The colourful launch event, held Thursday, was graced by her loyal customers, fellow designers, fans and family to witness the milestone in her business.
Mugabo's store at Kigali Marriott Hotel. / Nadege Imbabazi
Mugabo's store at Kigali Marriott Hotel. / Nadege Imbabazi

Rwandan designer Sonia Mugabo has opened her second store at the Kigali Marriott Hotel.

The colourful launch event, held Thursday, was graced by her loyal customers, fellow designers, fans and family to witness the milestone in her business.

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Sonia Mugabo (in red) poses for a photo with her clients and guests. / Nadege Imbabazi
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Clients visit the new store. / Nadege Imbabazi

Mugabo, who opened her first store in Remera, said her vision is to have several stores in Rwanda, East Africa and Europe.

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One of Mugabo’s clients pose for a photo in her new store at Marriott Hotel yesterday. / Nadege Imbabazi

The new store will enable foreigners and guests visiting Kigali Marriott Hotel to access her clothing lines which are growing in popularity.

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One of Sonia Mugabo’s clients poses for a photo in her new store at Marriott Hotel. / Nadege Imbabazi

“Marriott being recognised globally and opening my store here, it only means I am going for good quality and putting myself at a global scale starting next year I plan to start exporting my creations,” Mugabo said.

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Clients check out clothes at Sonia Mugabo’s store. / Nadege Imbabazi

The fashion icon said the collection in the new store is more exclusive and for, occasional wear making it different from her usual casual and every day wear.

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One of Sonia Mugabo’s clients poses for a photo in her new store at Marriott Hotel. / Nadege Imbabazi

Mugabo added that she has expanded her venture into men’s wear, beginning with shirts; a collection she launched this year and now has included it in her second clothing store.

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Clients visit the new store. / Nadege Imbabazi 

“I have been doing more of women’s clothes since 2013. However, I’m more comfortable now to venture into men’s wear as I bring back the cultural look and also contemporary designs with modern fabrics and prints,” she said.

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Some of the clothes in Sonia Mugabo’s new store at Marriott. / Nadege Imbabazi

The opening of the new store falls well in line with the country’s promotion of locally-made products, Made-in-Rwanda.

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