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IDEA TO LIFE

With Moses Turahirwa 

Key Information:
*The mentorship is individual*
Level: Seasonal
Duration: 6 weeks
Fee: 1,500,000Rwf 
Language: English, French
Keywords:

  • Portfolio: A compilation of materials that exemplifies your beliefs, skills, qualifications and experiences. A portfolio provides  an insight to your personality and ethics.
  • Mentorship: A relationship for a period of time during which a mentor guides a mentee through experience, knowledge and connection in a certain field

Introduction

In any situation, be it arts or business, the capability of moving a passion from the ‘Idea’ phase to ‘Life’ comes in handy. Out of this mentorship, one is able to create a professional portfolio that visually communicates and strategically proves their identity, inspiration and purpose.

For six weeks, a mentee is provided with a safe space, attention and guidance through the twelve creative steps to pursuing a passion from the idea to life. 

About the mentor

Moses Turahirwa

Fashion Designer, Founder & Creative Director of Moshions and Kwanda Season


Part of Africa's precious treasures, Moses Turahirwa is on a mission to usher in a new era of slow, thoughtful fashion. His Moshions brand is an ever-evolving creative manifestation of his love of discovery, play, and the luxurious beauty found in the details of the environments and culture that surrounds us.

In the unique aesthetics of his creations, Turahirwa uses his creative spirit and knowledge to pay homage to the visual storytelling tradition found in Rwanda and across the African continent. Through innovative designs that often include vintage manipulation, meticulous craftsmanship, and manual printing techniques, Moses reinterprets continental heritage through contemporary fashion, thrilled by the opportunity to celebrate Africa's vibrant narratives with the world. Moses, a Creative Educator at Future Learn, of a course that explores the intersection of luxury fashion and identity, holds a Master's degree in Collection Design, graduated from the prestigious Polimoda Fashion School in Italy.

His brand, Moshions has showcased in the world's most important platforms like Pitti Immagine Uomo, Milan Fashion week… , has its signature piece 'Cardigan' in its afterlife at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, London, and has been featured in several fashion influential magazines such as Vogue Italia , NSS, BoF to mention a few. Now, Moshions is embarking on its first hub of creatives, Kwanda Season, to expand with no limit.


Who is it for?

This mentorship is aimed at creative individuals with passion to develop or expand their portfolio. Below is a list of twelve (12) sectors of focus:


  • Culinary arts
  • Furniture design
  • Fashion design
  • Accessory design
  • Fashion business
  • Fashion styling
  • Painting and Sculpture
  • Music and Music production
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Interior design
  • Wellness, fitness and beauty


Learning Modules

This mentorship will guide you through below twelve (12) steps of creation, from the ‘Idea’ section, to ‘Life’. 

1. Creative imagination (ideas from the artist)

2. Research summary

3. Vintage manipulation of Ideas

4. Idea sketching

5. Final idea prototype

6. Design research of the idea

7. Technical construction

8. Presentation

9. Merchandising

10. Promotion

11. Next life

12. Documentation


Requirements

- Understands, Speaks and Writes Kinyarwanda, English or French

- Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Motivation letter

- Registration fees


Certificates

After completing this ‘12 Creative Steps to Build a Portfolio’, participants will receive a Participation Certificate, on top of Moshions and Moses Turahirwa's recommendation letters


This will strengthen your CV and expand your career opportunities. 

Editions

Start: January 22, 2023 

Further Info

Admission process

To enroll to a Moshions Mentorship, follow the below procedures


1. Fill out the application form 


Please find the form Here.


2. You will be contacted to schedule a coffee with Moses Turahirwa


3. Proceed with payment, if admitted. Payment deadline: January 12

Terms and Conditions 

The Mentor and Mentee will sign a mutual agreement before starting the Mentorship journey
How to apply

To enroll to a Moshions Mentorship, follow the below procedures


1. Before Application


- Prepare your identity document. National ID for Rwandans, Valid passport and visa for non-Rwandans

- Prepare your CV or documents in reference to your past works, if available


2. Submit the Application form


Application form is Here


3. Admission


After your application, Moshions Team will contact you via email or text to schedule a coffee with Moses about your enrollment 

Visa and Permit of Stay

As soon as admitted, Moshions will put in place necessary documents in its power to support the mentee’s visa application. This includes but is not limited to;

  1. Mentor’s invitation letter
  2. Mentee’s proof of payment to the program, a proof of commitment

Contact 

For more information, we remain at your disposal. 

The Moshions Team is available from Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00. We are joinable via Email: contact@moshions.rw , Phone: +250 788 645 543 or reach out in person during working hours, Address: 43KN 16 Ave, Kigali