This picture made me reflect on how far African fashion has come. There was a time when the only type of African fashion silhouette in wax fabrics was a straight Mumu. Then we moved towards the regal couture of the West-Africans complete with fabulous architectural head gear. Fast-forward to 2013 and now we have wax fabric being used in such interesting and contemporary looks. What I liked best about this picture is that it captured the changes in just two outfits. The older woman is sharp-sharp in her dress and the younger woman is equally sharp in pants and a jacket. Notice the wax print accessories.

How do you wear your African? Share with us…

Lulu in Kampala


We are now stocked at Balungi

You can buy kimonos and obi belts directly from Balungi. Or you can make an order from the Lulu Online Shop

Shop online using Western Union payment and receive your LULU JOY.
We have a size chart to help you select your ideal fit and fabric swatches for your selection.

All Ugandan Orders made online will be delivered to the Balungi Flagship Store in the EA Market, Shop Number 6. It is conveniently located in the center of downtown Kampala and has ample parking space. Let us bring you JOY!



This summer a group of creatives got together to shoot the Lulu Anime African Samurai Campaign. Members included: the PHENOMENAL Mys Natty- life coach, barrister and jazz vocalist extraordinaire of the BUSH FIRE RECORDS group, Oscar Kibuuka Mukisa the magical photographer, Gasuza the aweSome shoot director, rap artist and photographer, Nina the assistant and some incredible models- Ras Kana, Becky Mundit, and Leo Musiga. What started as a couple of sketches and a yearning for some Afro-Asian fusion in my designs turned into an entire day from 8am to 6pm of synergistic goodness. The light was perfect, the group was energized and the ideas kept flowing freely.

I have always believed in the power of the creative team. This day solidified that belief. This image was taken at the end of the day. From left to right:
Oscar, Mys Natty, Lulu, Gasuza, Nina.

What teams are you part of and how have the team members influenced your life?