Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle
SUZAN MUTESI ‘The African Fashion Icon that conquered Australia.’
Suzan Mutesi Mufumbiro is the fashion icon behind the label. Her love for fashion began as a little girl playing with African fibre dolls and dressing her friends’ dolls using only the scraps from are old clothing. She endeavoured to make extraordinary yet inexpensive clothes for dolls, played with a lot of colours, mixed and matched outfits, and styled up my friends’ and sisters for occasion.
After making the move to Australia to complete High school, her passion only grew stronger. Suzan Mutesi taught herself only the basics of design, such as alterations and mending torn clothes on a sewing machine. She knew that to be recognised as a designer, she needed to further develop my skills from garment construction to sewing and pattern making. She was soon accepted into one of Australia’s top-ranked design institutions, Raffles KvB Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Fashion. With dreams to own a recognised, international label, Achea-Mpong by Mutesi was born in 2009.
Influenced by her African roots and by rich fabrics, by the subtle, soft beauty of women and by sensuality, Suzan Mutesi began producing and designing clothes that depict traditional African culture with a medley of Westernised technology. She aims to make designs appending a cultural twirl in style thus making them unique in Australian market as you can see from my collection. The key to her continuous success is her keen understanding of making a woman look and feel a million dollars. She has designed dresses on X-Factor Australia 2011, Charlotte Dawson a judge on Australia‘s Top model wore her dress for a commercial on Foxtel.
Suzan Mutesi has been deemed a world class designer by MX Newspaper. She has dressed and styled top model Charlotte Dawson for a commercial, Dress Models, for the launch of Australian Top Model Cycle 8, Miss Diana Rouvas for Arias 2012 and Dressing up Tammin Pamela Sursok who is known for her roles on “Home and Away,” on “The Young and the Restless” and “Pretty Liars.”
Suzan Mutesi is also fond of supporting Charities for a good cause. She has helped raise money for schools in Rwanda and the 'Wear Your Heart Charity' to raise money for schools in Ghana. On the 2 of July, her French African lace silver dress featured in the OK magazine Australia. Suzan Mutesi was nominated for an award by Celebrate African Australian Talent as a Fashion Icon and will be showcasing her new collection on the 25 of August at the Opera house.
In terms of media coverage, Suzan Mutesi work has received both local and international media coverage and her work has been published in Vogue Australia, Change Magazine, AIM Magazine, Culture Magazine, the bi-lingual Tropics Magazine plus a four-page spread in Unfold Magazine. She recently appeared on the cover of Vatra Magazine.
One of the biggest highlights of Suzan Mutesi Fashion Designer career was when she showcased her beautiful collection at the 2011 AAMA Awards. This wonderful opportunity led her to design dresses that were worn by Miss World contestant Sheron Sultan in 2011, Miss Globe winner Karen Gee in 2012 and, later on, designed for Miss Philippines, Miss World Fiji contestant Juneth Ndele in 2013, X Factor participant Bella, guest-star Sophia of the group “Three Wishes” and.
The year 2013 has been a blessing as Suzan Mutesi was nominated for an award as ‘The African Designer of the Year.’ With determination and hard work she recently launched her new ready to wear collection which shows as another side and direction her design company is taking. She took part in the “BMW Melbourne Carnival” which has allowed her to embrace her love for fashion and horse racing. Suzan Mutesi is definitely force to be reckoned.
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