OLGA NGANZI SAMBA-PANZA, a renowned fashion designer in the Central African Republic, last weekend opened her fashion house ‘O’poma Designs’ in Kigali.
‘O’poma’ has been operating over the past 20 years and Nganzi, the fashion house founder, felt Rwanda would be her next market when she discovered that her fashion products meet Rwandans’ taste in designs.
“O’Poma has existed for years and I want to see it growing beyond the borders,” Nganzi told The New Times in an interview.
The name of her fashion house, O’Poma, is inspired by the names of the designer herself, her husband, their daughter and her mother.
Some of the designs on display at ‘O’Pama Designs.’
“The ‘O’ stands for me, Olga, and my husband Odilan. Poma is the name of my mother and my lastborn daughter. That’s how I came up with O’Poma,” she explained.
At ‘O’ Poma’, fashion enthusiasts are taken through to