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If you're in Seattle, come find the clothes at Makers!

If you're in Seattle, come find the clothes at Makers!

By day, Monica works out of Makers, a local Seattle coworking space with seriously amazing lighting and great people.  The space managers agreed to let her hang Alexander's designs on the coat racks near the door, which is where you'll find them. Our first official fashion shoot was also shot in the alley behind Makers by Sharis Kevin. Thank Sharis!

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Alexander Star buys Umudozi jacket

Alexander Star buys Umudozi jacket

Check out this cool bomber jacket that Alexander Nshimiyimana made for the musician Alexander Star. He also got to be involved in the filming of Alexander Star's newest video, Show Me The Way. Watch it now to feel the good Kigali vibes:

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Alexander Bell Nshimiyimana—Designer—Entrepreneur

Alexander Bell Nshimiyimana—Designer—Entrepreneur

Kimironko Market—Kigali, Rwanda Alexander grew up at his mother’s shop in Kimironko Market surrounded by beautiful fabrics and the whir of sewing machines. At first, Alexander was bored at the market and disliked being there. Nonetheless, throughout the years, Alexander couldn’t help but be curious. He soon taught himself how to use the traditional sewing machine, sitting at tailor’s tables when they would leave for a few minutes. At the beginning, it was just a joke, for fun. One day after school, Alexander was playing with friends when he realized he had ripped his pants. Alexander was ashamed and too...

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Fashion Design Competition - Alexander takes second place!

Fashion Design Competition - Alexander takes second place!

Alexander Bell Nshimiyimana had the honor of being selected to compete in Kigali's fashion design challenge. The sunny day (typical for Kigali) saw dozens of people in their best clothing milling about the green lawn. The stakes? Create an outfit for a model, after briefly meeting him or her. The designers were not allowed to take the models' measurements. Alexander took second place in the challenge for his unique men's and women's outfits. Of course, he wished he had won, but he realized that taking second was a blessing in disguise.  "I realize that I have to keep moving. I can...

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I travelled to Rwanda...and started a business?!?

I travelled to Rwanda...and started a business?!?

From Monica's point of view - how she met Alexander and started working with him

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