Jamilla Vera Swai
Jamilla Vera Swai label caters to women who infuse exotic vibrant style, glamour and sophistication into their professional and social lifestyle, vibrant, exotic, all in your face extraordinaire designs.
Jamilla‚Äôs love affair with fashion started at the tender age of 7, when she came across her auntie's fashion sketches. At the age of 14 while she was still in high school, she started modeling for adverts on local TV station in Maputo as well as designing for the agency she was signed with, Estudio Stilo.
To perfect her skills she joined Institute de Bela Artes in Maputo to study fashion then later on moved to Fashion College International in Nairobi to complete her studies.
Not being content with just studying, she co founded SuturCouture in 2000 after securing 1st runner-up at Smirnof International Fashion Awards. This company dealt with various fashion shows in Nairobi, Magadi and Dar-es-salaam, where she got varios awards. With her ideas and persona she quickly made an impact on advertising agencies who hired her to work as a costume designer on TV adverts such as Pilsner ice, Konyagi ice, Kencell and Aids Awareness Campaign.
Having had enough of Kenya, in 2002 she decided to return Dar-es-salaam and open up JamillaVeraSwai Studio. Since then she participated in various fashion shows, including Swahili Fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week and South Africa Fashion Week and did some exclusive designs for her growing group of clients, including clothes for retail shops in Zanzibar, Nairobi and Dar-es-salaam.