Fashion is a vital part of the culture in Kenya, and the country is home to a thriving fashion industry. From high-end designers to streetwear, there is something for everyone in the Kenyan fashion scene. One of the ways to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and designers is by attending fashion events.
These fashion events are important not only for the designers but also for the consumers. They allow the designers to showcase their work and connect with potential buyers, while also providing consumers with a chance to see the latest fashion trends and styles. Additionally, these events promote sustainable fashion and locally sourced materials, which is important for the industry and the environment.
Here are some of the most exciting fashion events to look out for in Kenya:
Tribal Chic: This event is a celebration of traditional and contemporary Kenyan fashion, showcasing the work of established and emerging designers. The event is known for its vibrant, colorful, and unique designs that reflect the cultural heritage of Kenya. The event aims to promote sustainable fashion and encourages the use of locally sourced materials. Save the date 4th February.
Zen Garden Fashion High Tea: This event is a fusion of fashion and lifestyle, featuring a high tea experience and a fashion show. The event is a platform for emerging designers to showcase their work and connect with fashion enthusiasts and buyers. And this years 10th edition will be held on 25th February.
Nairobi Fashion Week: This fashion week is one of the most prestigious fashion events in Kenya, attracting designers and buyers from all over the world, mostly Africa. The event features a mix of high-end and streetwear designers, providing a platform for emerging designers to showcase their work alongside established designers.
Own the Runway: Own the Runway is a fashion event that aims to promote sustainable fashion and encourage the use of locally sourced materials. The event features a mix of established and emerging designers, showcasing their work in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. Dates to be confirmed. Stay on KV for more updates.
Kibera Fashion Week: Kibera Fashion Week is a unique event that focuses on the fashion scene in one of Nairobi’s most famous slums, Kibera. The event aims to promote the talents and creativity of young designers from the area and provides a platform for them to showcase their work. Kibera fashion week marks the end of the fashion calendar, usually held in the month of November.
In conclusion, the Kenyan fashion scene is vibrant, diverse and always evolving, with new talents emerging every day, and these events are a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and styles and to support the local industry.