Gird your loins guys, there is a new fashion event in town. Ugandan body positivity and inclusivity platform The Figure Bombshell will be launching a new fashion festival for the plus-size community in December tagged Plus-Size Fashion Week Festival Kampala. The event according to the organizers was created to lead the charge of the body positivity movement in the fashion scene in Uganda.

Plus-size Fashion Week Festival Kampala is a subsidiary of ‘The Figure Bombshell’: a movement and revolution which empowers curvy and plus-size women in Uganda, Africa and beyond and revolution which emerged in 2016 on social media and has been for the past 3 years active on social-media particularly Instagram.

Plus-size Fashion Week Festival Kampala is created to pioneer a plus-size market within the women’s wear fashion industry in Uganda with the mission to promote and strengthen the economic, social as well as cultural development of the creative industries locally and expose it to the international market. The festival is an expo designed to unite the creative industries such as; fashion, hair, beauty, and makeup for an expo experience. 

The organizers add that they will be launching the festival with a campaigned tagged I Am Beyond Body that aims at challenging the negative narrative about plus size women.

I am Beyond Body is a campaign for Plus-size Fashion Week Festival Kampala, the campaign is created to challenge the negative narratives surrounding plus-size women’s bodies and convey the message that there’s more to women in society than just looks or bodies, states Doreen Faith, the creator & founder of Plus-size Fashion Week Festival Kampala. The campaign celebrates women in Uganda Africa & beyond who have done excellently in recent years for their country, from businesswomen in fashion, property, music, agriculture, politics, hospitality, digital influencers and many more. This year’s campaign stars women who are doing amazing things in their communities and country at large, women who are our sisters, friends, associates and more.

Date and Venue: Plus-size Fashion Week Festival Kampala will launch in Kampala on the 6th December 2019 at Skyz Hotel, Naguru.

Photo credit: @psfwfestkla