Nairobi Fashion Week coming again this November
Designers are slated to showcase their 2016 summer collections at Nairobi’s finest style extravaganza
As Nairobi Fashion Week gets underway in the coming weeks, fashionistas across the city will be trying to outdo each other on the red carpet. 15 designers are slated to showcase their 2016 summer collections at Kenya’s iconic fashion extravaganza after a glitzy opening on 28th November evening.
Nairobi Fashion Weeks communication team said this season’s event, taking place at Garden City, will be the most memorable in NFW history. “We have award-winning designers coming from South Africa, Ghana and Kenya. They’ve worked so hard and this is the moment they’re unveiling their collections.”
This year’s NFW takes place at the Garden City Mall. Designers to look out for this year’s event include Accra-based Bertha Owusu a former Miss World Ghana whose label Lumiere Couture was feted in the just concluded Glitz Style award, England born renowned Kenyan Milliner Chloe Mitchell whose outstanding caps have been worn by Lupita Nyongo. Chloe’s collection is made up of versatile pieces in vivid hues of colors and designs, as well as Maryam Oliech of M’oliech Fashion House a contemporary womenswear label made up of sustainable textiles with a focus on perfectly-executed tailoring and attention to detail.
Returning to NFW are Yvonne Odhiambo of Afrostreet Kollektions, Atelier Iyke Williams of Dee Iyke Fashion House from Accra Ghana, among others. Seeing many local designers achieve success yet still return to NFW every season is uplifting to the fashion industry as NFW offers them exposure on the international fashion stage. “Seeing them grow and come back, that’s the most uplifting,” says James Brian the events Proprietor. “It’s inspiring for us.”
Nairobi Fashion Week runs November 28.
For a complete designer schedule and tickets, visit www.nairobifashionweek.org