Four Fashion Events Around the Coastal Region Of Kenya to Look Forward To
As we draw closer to the end of the year, the world, en masse, has been hooked to their screens and devices to witness the fashion weeks first-hand. The events have been quite significant, involving top-notch designers from all over and others who are just dipping their toes into the fashion world.
Kenya has been proudly represented, especially in the recently concluded Lagos Fashion Week, with brands like KikoRomeo, Katush Collection & Lila Bare flying the Regenerative Fashion flag high with sustainable pieces from their collection. Kenya, an exceptionally talented country, is knee-deep in catching up with the fashion weeks, with more shows and haute designers who clearly haven’t come to play. The diversity of the Kenyan culture and its citizens helps draw inspiration to their pieces. Every piece tells a story. With more tempting showcases scheduled, which means more eccentric and bespoke designs to feast your eyes upon, here are the four fashion shows lined up before the year ends that you shouldn’t miss out on. You don’t want to be left behind and termed as ‘old-fashioned.’
1. The East Africa International Fashion Week
The E.A.I.F.W was founded by Eleshia, a Miss Kenya Beauty Queen and winner. Slated for the 24th & 25th of November, the 4th edition of E.A.I.F.W brings forth creative collections from brands like Style by Kriss, Baghai Classic, Kenyanraw, Albright, and many more. There will be awards handed to both designers and models at the show. The two-day event is set to take place at The Reef Hotel, conveniently located in Nyali. Get ready to see the talent handpicked by one of the best talents on stage.
2. The Billionaire Resort Fashion Brunch
Malindi has had several fashion events. Perhaps due to its refined taste in dons, or maybe because of its stable weather, or maybe it’s because the fashion queen herself, Naomi Campbell, has a villa there. From the recently concluded Malindi High Fashion Show, which was graced by the Kenyan Supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana, to this fashion brunch, you can tell Malindi is buzzing with activity. Grab your maji and your matunda because the Brunch will specifically feature Beach Wear. From bikinis to short shorts, to abs, to long legs, and all the eye candy, I believe you can get. The Event is set to take place on the 26th of November.
3. The White Elephant Fashion Show
Fanice Designs is another guru with an eye for Beachwear. Models poured in by the dozen to audition for the event whose date is not disclosed but is set for the later dates of November. That keeps us on the edge of our seats for more details. She also recently featured her elegant and colourful designs at the Malindi High Fashion Show on the 21st of October.
4. The Eco Fashion Week Kenya SS01
The EFW, having established roots in various parts of the world, has now found its way to Kenya. Much like the globally acclaimed Kibera Fashion Week, EFW places a strong emphasis on crucial topics such as sustainability, conservation, recycling, and upcycling.
In collaboration with the exceptional Delight Fashion School, the EFWK 7-day event calendar is brimming with engaging activities, including clean-ups, eco-educational workshops, forums, and swaps. The event has partnered with esteemed brands like ReFaCe, Just Fashion, Trashion Kenya, Clean Up Kenya, and many others.
As part of a compelling challenge posed to the Fashion School, designers are tasked with creating Sustainable Designs. The winning designs, rumored to be unisex, will take center stage on November 25th at both Saffron Garden Hotel for a daytime showcase and Lions Eco Resort and Spa for a spectacular night event in Malindi.
The subsequent auction of the showcased clothing will not only mark the culmination of the event but also contribute to the designated designers, aligning with the event’s overarching theme of sustainability and support for local talent.
As the curtains rise on these vibrant fashion spectacles, remember that the real magic unfolds in the audience. Attend these events not just as spectators but as enthusiasts in the ever-evolving story of style. Embrace the diversity, witness the creativity, and be part of the story each design tells. These are not mere shows; they are experiences waiting to be lived. Join us in celebrating style, culture, and the artistry of fashion. Spectacular is the keyword, and we anticipate nothing less! See you there!”