Fashion designer
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Colombe Ndutiye Ituze is a talented young fashion designer. She co-owns the Kimironko based Doda Fashion House with Canadian born designer St. Louis Johanne.

She is a fashion designer born in East Africa Kigali, Rwanda. INCO bears a Kinyarwanda slogan "Icyusa" which means Beauty.  The name INCO was derived from the designer's name,ITUZE NDUTIYE Colombe

"I believe that fashion has body language that needs to talk and make one stand out. Be simple and elegant, attractive and beautiful, resolute and aggressive.  I always combine different techniques to make my designs express all of those attributes" - Colombe
Columbe was driven by the passion of drawing she developed at very young age, but it wasn't until she meet a Belgium designer who gave here some direction, that she knew what she wanted to do.

In 2009, Ndutiye was recognized as the youngest designer at the 1st Rwanda Fashion Festival, that attracts the fashion elite from different African countries and Europe .

In 2010, her collection was showcased in the African Fashion Fair, one of the biggest fashion events in Nairobi.  Soon after, INCO was officially launched in 2011

" I believe Africa has something unique to offer. We want to share what we have to the rest of the world "


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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