3rd edition of Medoune Fashion Week was held recently at a colourful ceremony
held at a hotel in Kololi. The fashion
week and runway, is the brainchild of Medoune Gaye, a Gambian fashion designer,
who has been in the fashion business for years.
The fashion guru has over the years participated in both local and international fashion events. Shedding light ahead of the event, Medoune explained that the fashion week and runway is a night of glamour, glitz and entertainment that will also highlight his collections of various creative outfit designs ranging from Afropean motion, professional models and catwalk on the runway.
“It is a night of promotion not only African and European outfits but different taste of fashion and designs from other parts of the world” he added. The event, he went on, also attracts prominent stakeholders, clients and celebrities among a host of other Gambian artistes.
Medoune Gaye, who pursues his career in fashion at the Fashion and Design Academy of Dakar, also talks about his future plans towards developing his career on the international fashion scene. “It has always been part of my inspiration and my creativity inspired me to be a fashion designer from sketching to a runway model”
With dedication, commitment and hard work, his foreseeable plans are to coach and inspired local talents, thereby improving his brand on international scene. Medoune launched his first boutique called Starfit Fashion in 2011 and at the end of 2013 he met his current manager, who shares his passion for the fashion world.
Later on, in 2015, he started exploring Europe building up brands, until later 2016 when he launched another new brand called - Medoune.
This ambitious move, led him to establish a name for himself in the fashion scene by consolidating the gains thus far. His brand is always considered when it comes to fashion and designs events both local and on the international front.
In 2016 he won an award dubbed Inspiring Designer Sweden (Le Noir Creative Week Stockholm). He also won The Gambia Glamorous Top Model (GMG Face). Then came another accolade - Best Fashion Designer of the Year 2018 at the first ever Gambia Fashion Awards staged by Yusuf Thulla.