KAMPALA – The Miss Uganda- Canada Initiative on Saturday hosted celebrated Ugandan- Paris based fashion designer Atal Stella on their weekly live Instagram interview series after a successful interview with former Miss Uganda Leah Kagasa.
In the interview that was hosted live on the Miss Uganda-Canada initiative Instagram page, Atal among many other things revealed her sponsorship package for the inaugural Miss Uganda- Canada beauty pageant slated to take place in June, 2021 in Canada.
She explained how she was excited to be part of the initiative and applauded the organizers for setting up such an initiative to promote Ugandan culture abroad.
Atal was the first Ugandan entity to express willingness to partner with the Miss Uganda- Canada initiative. Atal, who has since moved to Paris, is a renowned Ugandan fashion designer and professional artist, who has been on the fashion scene since 2007.
Her wearable art collections have been showcased on both Ugandan and international runways in countries like Spain, Norway, UK, Cameroon, Denmark, Germany, USA, Netherlands, Togo, France, Switzerland, and Equatorial Guinea, among others.
The designer who was the official designer for the Miss Uganda beauty pageant in 2009 and later on Miss Africa USA in Washington D.C in 2010, brings the much needed Ugandan touch to the first ever Miss Uganda- Canada event due next June.
According to Ms Bettina Tumuhaise, the Brand & Marketing Manager for the Miss Uganda- Canada Initiative, Atal will be doing more than just designing attires for the contestants next year.
“Atal will be flying into Toronto next year, and will run workshops to mentor the contestants on a number of issues. She will also help prepare them on how to maneuver the industry as a beauty queen as well as the pressures of working with other industry professionals. She will also be on our panel of judges for the grand finale,” Tumuhaise said.
Atal is currently based in Paris where she runs her art and fashion business registered under the Chamber of Arts and Creativity. She manufactures and sells her branded clothes and copyrighted art pieces and also offers private fashion lectures at different institutions.