Diaspora Fashion | Joe Malaika in ‘Exces De La Mode’ Fashion Show At The Holiday Inn Express

Posted September 21, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Fashion ~ 57,288 views



Lately Ugandans in the Diaspora have been excelling in various field ranging from Film to Fashion. One such designer a second generation Ugandan whose fashion statements are slowly gaining attention in the mainstream Boston Media is Joe Malaika.

In what was one of the best locally organised shows on September 14th at the Holiday Inn Express in Somerville, Massachusetts – the long awaited Fashion Show dubbed ‘Exces De La Mode’ was underway with a variety of fashion designers.


Starting off with a red carpet,  the well attended fashion show featured Joe’s Collection, his compatriots in fashion punctuated with some unique musical performances. Compared to his previous shows this time Joe Malaika out did himself featuring more variety, color, glamour and inspired young kids onto the catwalk.

The catwalk music, models and entertainment were all on point. It was therefore no wonder that when the show was finally over none of the revelers wanted to leave instead applauding and cheering Joe who was extremely shy but happy that many people came out to support.


A product of Bentley College Joe Malaika is one Ugandan kid to watch on the Boston fashion scene. Joe’s work was also featured during the Ugandan Diaspora Business Expo in Boston. He is currently working on mass production of his collection in Thailand.

Below are some of the highlights of the well attended fashion show that also featured other design brands. Ugandan Diaspora News attended the event and now brings you some of the highlights. Photos by Andy Media -Nixon Andama.

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    A week later the show is still talked about all the hard work, just keep going, Great article too

    Ritah N

    Malaika, your achievement is an example to us all, the sacrifice and hard work, it takes special dedication and perseverance to get through such a demanding industry, Thank you for putting together an amazing show, you deserve to be proud of your achievement, l’ll always be supportive of everything you do


    I can’t wait for the next show. great work your models are super cute I enjoyed it


    Joe always shy! lol so proud of you!


    you deserve all the credit, I love the dress with feathers very unique, the men’s shirts are so elegant


    I love the new clothes you made. and your miss Massachusetts friend is gorgeous congratulations to you both


    you have distinguished yourself as one to watch among the upcoming, usually i don’t comment on blogs but I must say, I’m pretty impressed and this past Saturday, I ran into this tall brunet rocking one of your dresses i couldn’t take a closer photo because i was driving
    so very happy for you next show, l’ll bring my entire family my mom loves fashion

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