Young at heart and creative, ally is one of the upcoming fashion
designers of Tanzania. There was a time where the arena was dominated
by "so called" designers but with the emergence of
this new blood, new talent, everything is changing for the development
and betterment of the fashion industry of Tanzania.
Ever since he was a child he was always
in love with drawing, painting and using colors as his daily
playing elements. Ally had a dream to be a fashion designer,
and after a lot of hard work, he achieved his goals and is now
starting his career in the fashion industry.
Allys fashion talents are like the
unique Tanzanian art of “Makonde” carvings. His creations
are a blend of wearable garments which are in the true sense
a combination cultures, styles and fabrics. Ally is a Tanzanian,
born and raised within Indian ethnicity. The opportunity to go
to the west to obtain his degree made him knowledgeable of all
three different parts of the world, thus the ability to create
designs with inspiration from all the cultures.
Different colors in the nature inspire
Ally to create his designs, he also gets inspiration from his
fellow colleagues who have been in the industry for a long time.
Being in the industry for just three
months has been quite challenging. Introducing himself to the
vast Tanzanian market is hard work but quite rewarding. The industry
has been very welcoming and people have responded to his designs
with a very positive attitude
Early November Ally had his first
photoshoot contract with Dollywood Modelling Agency in Dar es
Salaam . That was the first outburst and exposé, of his
designs to the Tanzanian Public. A success to say the least.
Ally has had the chance to design
to participate in the Redd's African Fashion Design Awards (RAFDA)
in December 2006 by designing a fabulous evening gown for the
master of ceremony Jokate Mwengelo who is also the Redd's Ambassador
of the Year.
On the 25 th of December of 2006 Ally
had his first exhibition for the Smiling Face Entertainment's “Tanzanian
Supermodel of the Year Competition” event. The audience
loved his designs.