Q & A Ally Rehmtullah
Living in a beautiful country like Tanzania you never struggle looking for inspirations – we have so much going around us that it gets too overwhelming at times-Ally RemtullahThe Hottest name in Fashion in East Africa right now!
Read his interview with Africa Fashion Week New York.
Arts and Culture in Tanzania has always grown from a non-existence industry to struggling and now it is an industry that has made a huge impact at major international platforms. For me – I have always known to be part of the creative industry, never thought fashion would be it, but after realizing my love for colours and my passion for clothes I realized fashion was the chosen career for me. I have been active in the fashion industry in Tanzania and East Africa for over 5 years now and I definitely love what I do for a living. However because there are no fashion schools or institution in Tanzania, I try to meet all the young aspiring designers and tell them about the fashion industry and to guide them in the right path – I am also actively involved in the Drug-Free Zanzibar NGO where we try to raise funds for the sober houses to survive.
A wise man has once said and I also believe “What doesn’t break you – only makes you stronger” The fashion Industry in Tanzania has just gotten started – it’s a developing country and there are lots of challenges involved to survive and to succeed – but if you have a passion for it – do it! It’s a struggle which makes it more challenging but fruitful at the end of the journey. I would tell every emerging designer to be real and themselves.
Living in a beautiful country like Tanzania you never struggle looking for inspirations – we have so much going around us that it gets too overwhelming at times – but what inspires me the most is a women’s body – the way she walks, talks and embraces herself is what ticks me the most. Lots of exciting projects underway which we shall soon make public.