The fashion shows at the bride and groom have been a major highlight and this year will be no exeption,with a world class run way and all the major bridal house set to show case their unique designs, there is also something special at this year’s fashion shows.Haute couture better known as high fashion. We scouted for better designers of our time. One of them with cutting edge designs and a repertoire that would impress anyone on the international scene is k Rapheal,”Says Lucy Parwot,the editor of bride and groom magazine.“We want the audience to experience akin to the London, Newyork and Paris fashion weeks.”
K Raphael couture, a fashion brand commonly known for its unconventional concepts and approach, was birthed in 2010.Pushed forward by creative director, Rapheal Kasule, the brand is followed and respected across Africa and beyond. “Expect application of unconventional methods in fabric, construction, colouring, spillage and so much more,” kasule reveals.“The general idea is to create something different for the ever changing bridal market.”
Evolution Of Raphael.
Kasule started out his idea of fashion when he was 13 on his mothers sewing machine that was passed down from his grandmother, princess Nnalinya Nakabiri,a sister to king Edward Muteesa,who herself was a prominent designer in her days. At the age of 15 he started business, dealing in rucksacks. little later during his vacation, he showcased his first ever collection alongside santa Anzo of Arapapa,who offered platform for the young ambitious budding designer. He then rolled at the Evelyn school of design in Nairobi, attaining a certification based on a British technical education curriculum higher national diploma.
During his time at fashion school, Kasule won the Redds African Fashion Design award, Kenya in 2007.He returned in Uganda shortly and worked as an assistant to Sylvia Owori until he branched out on his own in 2010.Kasules work has given him the privilege to design for costumes for music sensations like Sauti sol, Sheebah Karungi,Iryn Namubiru and Swahili nation. His major highlight was designing the national ceremonial were for the Uganda team during the Rio 2016 summer Olympics where his design was ranked among the top seven. He was re-contracted to design the national ceremonial wear for the team at the 2018 commonwealth Games in Austria. Other accolades include the Afrikaan Fashion designer Awards 2011 and fashion designer of the year, Abryanz Fashion and Style Awards 2015.