Beauty in Business: BNB July 22nd Edition ‘TO BE INSPIRED BY SIERRA...

Beauty in Business: BNB July 22nd Edition ‘TO BE INSPIRED BY SIERRA DESIGNS: A CREATIVE GENIUS’

What does July 22nd mean to the creative industry, the Beauty Industry and the Fashion Industry?

It has remarkably empowered many women and young people to become dynamic entrepreneurs in their own right, mobilise forums and associations to further nurture the talented creative’s to be proactive strong and bold and tackling the challenges of being successful in the various competitive industries. To name but a few of the exceptionally talented individuals Beauty In Business wish to pay a tribute to one of the leading Ladies in the creative industry ‘Mrs Chan Khan Jallow’ of renowned fashion label ‘SIERRA DESIGNS’. It is only fitting to feature Mrs Jallow as she has witnessed the evolution of the industry.  Commonly Lady referred to as “The First Lady of Gambian Haute Couture” she started her illustrious back in the early 70’s at the age of 11 years old and through the motivation of her beloved parents she hand-tailored most of their garments. Chan’s determination and hard work paid off during the 2006 AU Banjul Summit where she had the privilege to create her outstanding designs for the first ladies of Tanzania, Kenya and other high profile dignitaries.

Beauty in Business (Page 10)Chan continues to be an inspiration and role model to upcoming fashion designers. Her unique sense of colour combination and style has been replicated by many but she is proud to be trendsetter.

Chan currently serve as the Social Secretary to the association of Fashion designers of the Gambia and she is an active member of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce. In 2006 she founded TARRU PROMOTIONS an event coordinating firm with her partner and protégé Ida Saine Conteh of ‘Ida Ideas’.

SIERRA DESIGNS

Proprietor:  Mrs Chan Khan Jallow

Kairaba Avenue

Tell: (220) 4377521/4495116

Mob: (220) 7781892