Lead designer and the founder of Winnie G Fashion, Winnie Godi proudly represented South Sudan in various countries across the continent. Winnie Godi popularly known as Winny G has wowed spectators wherever she showcased her creative collection of designs blessed with a touch of South Sudan blend.
The creative fashion designer was excited to represent her country across the world and also makes a stand for women facing sexual and domestic abuse. “I dedicate my collections to all my brothers and sisters especially those who are marginalized and suffering women facing sexual violence and everyone facing all kind of injustices,” Winnie Godi.
Locally, she said, South Sudanese have also started picking up interest in the locally designed clothes, something which gives her hope that the fashion industry will grow in future.
“Now people are really into fashion. They want to have something different, they are looking out for designers to give them advice,” she said.
She said she wants to see the country develop its fashion industry to be globally recognized. “I have really sacrificed so much for the fashion industry not for my own benefit but I want to set a platform for our future fashion designers.”
She advises other fashion designers in the country to keep “working hard, and work together” to develop the industry. “It’s from here that you get challenged and learn something from each other. You have to learn to work as a team,” she added.
Winnie noted fashion can sell the country and attract investors in the country if developed.
She hopes she would be the first South Sudanese to win the award. If she does not win, she would “work more and more hard” in order to get nominated in bigger shows and to feature in bigger events like the New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.
Godi started designing in 2013/4 when she has launched her fashion line called Winnie G fashions, where she creates and makes her own unique styles. She is already a house hold name in her beautiful country and is now expanded her brand to west Africa.