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Is This Fashion Line Ethiopia’s Gucci?

Teo Kermeliotis, Lucy Wamweya | CNN   in  ·
July 31, 2014

Making the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for Hiwot Gashaw. Growing up in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the young entrepreneur always had a passion for fashion, drawing clothes from an early age.

Thus, it was no big surprise when in 2012, having already worked as a professional fashion model and after graduating from a top design school, Gashaw took to making her own clothes with the launch of her label, Abugida Fashion.

Fusing traditional Ethiopian designs with contemporary Western style, Abugida produces and sells a collection of clothes ranging from women’s dresses and scarves to men’s designer jackets and children’s clothing.

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