Designer Yasmin Mohamed Abdi started Yazmoek after completing her studies at the Paris American Fashion Academy. Her designs as seen on her Instagram page and previous showcases may have some Somali heritage influence or none at all. If you are picturing an exclusively modest collection you are completely wrong. Although some of her designs are decent; she has something for the woman who likes to show some skin too.
After putting in more work, she is finally ready to unveil her Spring/Summer Collection right here in Kenya and will be having a show at the Tin Tin Restaurant at the KICC this Saturday the 17th of Feb.
The street-inspired collection is influenced by the female form and spirit of the child within and is expected to be available locally and online by April.
Empowering her community and seeing the fashion industry grow is important to Yasmin and she is using the event to help others network and learn from herself and others. “I want to pass on my high tailoring skills I have achieved in Paris to our local market.” She says.
Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting Street Children in Eastleigh and vulnerable women in Northern Kenya.