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South Sudan Designers Showcase Homespun Fashion

South Sudanese models wear swimwear collection of South Sudanese designer Wilma Amito at the 6th Annual South Sudan Fashion Week in Juba.(VOA/Winnie Cirino)

Following a 5½-year-civil war and as intercommunal clashes continue, fashion is not the first thing that usually springs to mind for many about South Sudan.   

But a small group of young fashion designers say they want to help change the country’s image by showcasing locally designed clothes that are increasingly capturing eyes in the fashion world. 

“If we can come up with something that can help us boost and empower ourselves, then we can do it,” said Ghum Barnabas Kulang, founder of Kulang Enterprises. 

Kulang began creating his own designs in 2019 with a focus on fashionable suits and colorful dresses made from African details ⇒

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