The Nairobi Fashion Week organizers have taken things a few notches higher and will this year bring you an impressive list of 25 local and international designers from as far as Russia, Spain and Saudia Arabia (yes, you read that right). Worry not, the show that seeks to spotlight international established and emerging talents in fashion still has a special emphasis on African based designers.
We immediately took to good ol’ Instagram to familiarize ourselves a little better with some of the brands in the lineup.
Let’s take a look at some of them.
Genteel KE: a Kenyan menswear brand that is etching a name for itself. From their page, you can see their decision to stick to staple classics and to execute them immaculately.
FatuMahasha is another designer that caught our eyes with how her clothes seem to celebrate and embrace (pun intended) the feminine curves of the women she dresses.
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TribalThembii ‘s page also stands out because of how her Ankara dresses are styled with stylish head wraps. Her African and bold personal style gives a good feeling about her.
AlexanderAkande ‘s designs will have you ready to splurge. The Cameroonian’s aesthetic screams of richness and sophistication. He also has pieces for both men and women.
Lastly, KiddHunta from Zimbabwe designs urban chinos, jeans, t-shirts, outerwear and other accessories that are both so modern and cultural.
From that quick and random sample, we are excited for the three-day event coming up in November at the KICC. It will be a good opportunity to see how similar or different, designers in countries like Benin, Cameroon, Lesotho, Rwanda, Namibia, etc are to their Kenyan counterparts.
Check out the full list of designers: