The second edition of Own The Runway Kenya happened at Alpha Fit Gym inside the Ligi Ndogo Grounds on Ngong Road on May 6th.
Own The Runway was started and organized by fashion producer and model coach Ingred Awuor who is a former model herself with a passion for mentoring and charity.
As the name of the event suggests Ingred’s main focus was all on the designers and models who did not miss a beat the whole night. Ticket prices were between 4500KES and 2000KES after being brought down to attract more people.
Although not as popular in Kenya currently fashion events are great for discovering new designers. This was the first time we were seeing all the designers who showcased.
OTR keeps everything open and fair by advertising on social media for both designers and models. With 17 designers and up to 21 models, each designer displayed around 10 or more designs to showcase.
The collections varied from athleisure, evening, office, and streetwear to accessories using different fabrics and made for different body types too.
Prior to the show Ingred and one of the designers were interviewed on Spice FM talking more about the fashion industry in Kenya.
Held on Mother’s Day weekend, the event raised awareness on Post Partum Depression and Kibera Mums Aftercare.
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