Shooting in Uganda

On arrival at Entebbe airport I was completely exhausted from the long plane journey.

We had one day to organise shoot locations, collect and gather props and also find the perfect model! However this was probably the best fashion shoot experience I've had so far, and not just because of the consistent beautiful weather, but mainly because of the environments contrast against the collection. I fell in love.

 

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We shot in several locations. The image above shows off my favourite location; up on a hill top somewhere in Kampala (I'll tell you the name later), it was a completely breathtaking view

Uganda inspired me to take things back to basics. I wanted to keep the shoot very simple as I was completely in love with Uganda and it’s natural vibrancy. I was in love with the slow pace of life and the traditional women’s dress in the Gomas, which one piece (tailored suit) takes influence from. I wanted to create an aspirational lifestyle that is realistic easy to attain.

The day to day life was reflected within the set of the shoot. I really wanted the model to be a part of the environment as natural as possible (but I guess her height made her stand out!)

There was so much to explore in Uganda, I needed more time there. But keep following I'll update you on more later!...