She did her nursery and primary education in Kampala, in the late 90’s she moved to the UK with her family where she has settled and been living since then. Doreen Faith is a 2010 graduate with a combined BA Honours degree in Fashion Design & Marketing obtained from the prestigious London College of Fashion, one of the best and most recognised fashion institutions in the world. Doreen reminisces that from an early age that she has always been engrossed in fashion which has influenced her to pursue higher education studies in fashion. Her fascination with the technique behind the structure of dressmaking began whilst studying at university as a design student where she has developed a strong skill set for designing, pattern cutting and dress making techniques, all clearly visible in her artwork. Presently, she is working on setting up her label-DARE and when she’s not working she free-lances as a Women’s wear Fashion Designer. This ambitious and creative personality has enabled Doreen to keep working and developing her experience in the fashion industry and she strongly believes that her vision, creativity, entrepreneurial skills as well as experience are going to alleviate towards building her career in fashion.
As a Ugandan born and UK bred fashion designer, Doreen Faith in December 2012 showcased a few dresses from her collection which she has been working on since August 2012. She was invited by the Nile Diaspora International Film Festival committee to showcase her collection at the festival. Her involvement in the event was to introduce her to the Ugandan audience as a designer and promote her women’s wear label called-DARE, which will be based online in the UK from 2014. “I thought that it would be a great opportunity to promote my label to my country of birth especially at this prestigious event. I have plans of opening DARE shops in Uganda and Africa in the future so part of the objective was to expose my artistry to the Ugandan audience”, explained Doreen Faith. The Nile’s Diaspora International Film Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization that seeks to change the way people see the world through FILM. The film festival promises to promote cultural and artistic significant films and arts through education and exhibition to enlighten and entertain people. The first event took place on the 7th- 15th of December 2012 and was launched at Sheraton hotel, Uganda. The organisation held workshops in Kampala and different towns in Uganda followed by the closing ceremony, which was held at the same venue and had special performances by Ugandan musicians Desire Luzinda and gospel singer Exodus. Nadia Buari of Ghana and Jim Iyke of Nigeria were both in attendance and were presented with awards in different capacities. Nigeria’s prominent figure, Obi Emelonye, the director and producer for the Mirror Boy premiered his other major film, the Last Flight to Abuja to the Ugandan audience for the first time. Other invitees included Tonya Lee Williams of the young and restless, Omar Oyin Bala a representative for the African Film Consortium in West Africa. Dr. Maggie Kigozi was also amid the few important Ugandan figures in attendance. This event gave people an opportunity to interact with Doreen Faith as well as other compatriots in the entertainment and media industry. Furthermore, you can follow Doreen Faith on Twitter: @doreenfaith or check out on Facebook: Doreen Faith.