Slanted in Rwanda: Matthew Rugamba / House of Tayo

Slanted in Rwanda: Matthew Rugamba / House of Tayo

Special Issue Rwanda

Author: Clara Weinreich

For our Special Issue Slanted Rwanda we traveled to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in February 2019 and met numerous designers and artists in their studios.

We met Matthew Rugamba, the founder and creative director of House of Tayo—Rwandan-based fashion label that using uniform and classic silhouettes to reflect on the past as a way to shape the present. Beyond fashion, Rugamba is using his efforts to empower the locals in his community. As one of five founding members, Mathew is a part of Collective RW—a local Rwandan fashion collective aiming to use their experiences and brands as a way to collaborate with industry experts.

The exciting works of Matthew Rugamba can be found in the Slanted Special Issue Rwanda, additionally we conducted a video interview with Matthew about his attitude and work. Take a look at our new issue and the video platform to meet a new side of Rwanda!

Photography: © Daniel Sommer, Slanted Publishers

Supported by descom—Designforum Rhineland-Palatinate and the Partnership Association Rhineland-Palatinate / Rwanda (Jumelage).

Slanted in Rwanda: Matthew Rugamba / House of Tayo

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