Emmanuel Bagwana, known as Urban Stylin on the tFS forums, is one of those members who have already established themselves in the fashion industry while still remaining active on the forums as a valuable contributor.
Emmanuel not only designs for his own fashion label, Eguana Kampala, he also works as a photo editor and as a freelance fashion writer and has dabbled in commercial modeling.
Emmanuel is 33 years old and is based in Kampala, which is the capital of Uganda. His résumé is impressive, to say the least. He says he always knew he wanted to be a fashion designer from a young age due to being inspired by the stylish females in his family. He went to fashion school in Kenya and started his own label — for which he designs womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and even bridal fashion — soon after.
In addition to that, he also works for a photo studio called Glamour Images in Kampala and he specializes in retouching wedding photos. He has also landed many commercial modeling gigs, starring in campaigns for various banks and telecommunication companies in Uganda.
(via Get the Scoop on Fashion in Africa from Designer and tFSer Urban Stylin | The Fashion Spot)