By Ivan Kabuye
With their focus on creating awareness of mental health and sexual reproductive hygiene among the youth in slums, the Shebang fashions not only excited fashion lovers but it sent a message to the public.
About six young designers showcased several fashion designs in line with reproductive and mental health.
Designers expressed different collections through their models depicting the daily mental and reproductive health issues affecting the youth.
Models turned heads for reason on a runway as they cat walked, wearing specific outfits planned in accordance with the fashion theme giving an artistic expression to the audience.
Some models came dressed in attires printed with faces of misery, and depression accompanied by words like “Butabika” in bold letters.
Jean Makkie the Managing Director of Circular Design Hub said that Fashion is a powerful communication tool hence artists can communicate their message through it and reach out to a wider range of people.
Musema of Nsema Cultures said that it’s high time for all fashion Designers to create sustainable fashion and also issues concerning Mental health,
“We need to create more awareness in public through using fashion as a main tool”.says Musema.
Shyaka Farid Lwanyaga, the founder of Wellbeing Foundation, the brainchild of the Shebang Fashion Show said that this year, they wanted to expand communications and focus on mental health, its effects that come with stigma, and reproductive health as well.
“ Fashion is one of the platforms that can speak much about society’s problems and challenges, and as a community social worker, I know what youth go through,” says Shyaka Farid Lwanyaga, the founder of Wellbeing Foundation, the brainchild of the Shebang Fashion Show