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Do you have fears buying a custom made gown?..Fashion designer Ogake explains why you shouldn’t

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Photos from Ogake bridal

What comes into your mind when you think of a custom made gown? Well, to many, it may look like an unobtainable luxury, the preserve of the people with money as well as the extravagant brides who won’t mind going beyond their means once in a while. In the past, and this is during our grandparents time, handmade clothing was not so unusual. It would either be home-stitched or bought from a local seamstress. In comparison to an off-the-rack gown, a custom-made gown, or a  Made-to-Measure (MTM) or bespoke gown is one that is made according to the bride’s specific measurements, design and requirements. The gown undergoes the whole design process taking anything from a week (pushing it) to a year, as you wait. An off-the-rack gown can also be referred to as ready-to-wear (RTW). It is made before purchase/order, and can either be bought online or from a local boutique. Off-the-rack gowns can also be rented. Companies plan their collections and production ahead of the season, and you choose from the existing styles.

Ogake Mosomi, an accomplished bridal wear designer who was voted the people’s choice for the FAFA Emerging designers Award in 2012 is one of those designers. She holds an impressive record, having dressed various celebrities like Wahu and Sauti Sol and her pieces have been worn at various corporate launches like Samsung, Lux and others. During an interview with Samantha’s bridal, Ogake explains how with technology and a bit of creative design have made it easy for the creative bride to be able to have a custom made gown designed according to her design.

Here are some of the misconceptions she gives of custom gowns:

  1. People assume that it is cheap. It is not as materials have to be outsourced at times and it takes a lot of time for everything to be done based on what the bride desires.
  2. Locally made gowns are not good quality: According to Ogake, fashion designers in Kenya are making effort to ensure that the quality of the trims, fabric as well as finishing is great hence brides should not be scared

To find out more on custom gowns and how you can have one perfectly made to suit your body, why don’t you meet her at the Samantha’s bridal Fair from 3rd -5th March? She promises to surprise you with the latest trends as well as give you advice on gowns and what will work for you.


Twitter: Ogake

0732219292 to book an appointment with her


Calling all Brides to be and all wedding junkies, SAMANTHA’S BRIDAL FAIR is opening its doors to offer you a day filled with tips, trends and shopping!

Bring your checklist and take away the stress of planning for your big day’s destinations and venues. Florists to photographers and of course ‘the’ dress are all waiting this SAMANTHA’S BRIDAL FAIR to make sure that your wedding is all that you could ever dream of.

Plus, buy your INDULGE ME VVIP ticket now and get  the following goodies!

  • Fast track entry,
  • Reserved front row seat chair at fashion shows,
  • Beauty Goodie bag from Haco Tiger worth 4000,
  • Bottle of wine from Jos’Hansen,
  • Hair products from Darling and much more!
  • Access to exclusive VIP lounge where you can re-hydrate in a calm and intimate atmosphere with friends, family or your one and only
  • Indulge in an afternoon high tea and cake nestled in a tranquil setting within Samantha’s bridal expo hall – a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after your shopping trip at the event.
  • What’s more? Meet fellow brides Enjoy live entertainment and rub shoulders with the elite socialites, fashionistas and glamorous celebrities. Going VIP at the Samantha’s bridal fair is truly the ultimate indulgent bridal experience!

Some brides have already bought their tickets, click here and find out more:


Hurry before it’s too late, remember it’s first come first win!!!

Remember Regular tickets go for Ksh.650

VVIP Platinum ticket goes for Ksh. 2,500

Call 0724246805 for the ticket!