Sharon Banga

Sharon has recently completed a three year degree course in fashion at Leeds College of Art. Her graduate collection will be featured in an editorial spread called ‘Class of 2011’ in Fab magazine’s September issue. She was also involved in the Young Africa Fashion Weekend and her African inspired garments celebrate female empowerment.

“Fashion is a statement, not a style. Fashion doesn’t have to be worn casually nor outside the runway. Fashion is fit for all sizes, for all people of all ages. Fashion is an art of personal self- expression, not an excuse to be pretty, popular and charismatic. The foundation of my collection drew influence from old family photos and a trend called “Out of Africa”. I hope that my clothes will inspire people to support the Nothing But Nets campaign and send bed nets to Africa.”