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Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015


FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.

Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.

Apply here

July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Art & Fashion Exhibition by Preeyam Sehmi & Kushweet Bharij, Jun. 13-Jul. 4 @ Purdy Arms 61 Marula Lane – Karen

Mbili Tuu

June 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Fashion: FAFA 2014 – Fashion for Peace Gala, May 31 2014 @ the Oval – Westlands


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Dance|Installation|Fashion: Transforming Transition, May 23 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Transforming Transformation
Dance, installation & fashion art piece show – Transforming Transition by Alacoque Ntome, Adam Ochienjo and Nur Jefwa alumnae of Go-Down’s Creative Entrepreneurship Programme.

Date: May 23, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30 pm
Entry: Free

May 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Fashion/Charity: Style Clinic in Support of the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Campaign, May 10 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre


What to Wear Style Clinic in aid of Beyond Zero Campaign.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is a lady of few softly spoken elegant words, but when she acts, she thunders. On 13 April 2014, with the health of mothers and babies on her mind, she ran for over seven hours to show her commitment. The echo of her actions and that of her team is still ringing, the echo that urges us as Kenyans own the Beyond Zero Campaign. This echo is the inspiration of What to Wear Clinic which is being held to celebrate mothers on Mother’s Day, with all proceeds going towards Beyond Zero Campaign.

The call to run came and we took it, as we continue to do so our bodies have reorganized themselves, and we have found clothes that previously fitted have now become unfit for purpose – but have they? Every morning we thunder, What to Wear!

As women and mothers we multi-task and juggle on a daily basis, that’s before juggling how the world expects us to present ourselves. We are acutely aware that we present ourselves to the world by what we wear and since human contacts have become increasingly fast in this tech savvy world, our clothes become instant language. Should this always mean spending more on clothes? Not according to fashion stylist Wanja Knighton who is a firm believer in buying less and wearing more. It is with this in mind and also in celebration of Mothers Day that Wanja is urging all ladies to take the afternoon off and enjoy a positive fashion and style filled afternoon over a glass of wine and cup of tea by attending What to Wear, Buy Less Wear More Style Clinic that will be held on Saturday 10 May at the Michael Joseph Centre from 3pm.

How to look fabulous does not always necessarily depend on how much your clothes cost, but whether they suit your bodyshape, attendees will be shown how to pinpoint their bodyshape and more importantly how to choose items that suit their bodyshape. How to Buy Less and Wear More will be demonstrated by creating a capsule wardrobe of 29 interchangeable pieces, creating different looks for different occasions. Each attendee is being requested to bring at least 3 items from their wardrobe that they no longer wear or haven’t worn for a while for our Swap, Sizzle & Share session. We will Swap with each other, Sizzle by giving the item a new lease of life using simple haberdashery tricks, and Share by making a donation towards the Beyond Zero Campaign.

The London Marathon is done and dusted, the sores are still healing and now it is time for each and every one of us as Kenyans to own Beyond Zero Campaign using our given talents and expertise to ensure maternal deaths are brought to beyond Zero.

Tickets are available through via ticketsasa

All proceeds will go to Beyond Zero Campaign

May 7, 2014 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Family Event: Salama Fikira Kenya Derby, Apr. 13 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

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Date: Sunday, April 13 2014
Venue: Ngong Racecourse and Golf Park
Time: 12:00-17:00

An exciting day of fun for all the family with food, dancing, lots of children’s activities and of course world-class horse racing. Looking your best at the event is a must as there will also be a best-dressed prize of dinner and a massage for two people at Villa Rosa Kempinski.

April 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Fashion Market, Mar. 8-9 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

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Come see whats trending and sizzling in the fashion industry. NFM is back with its 7th edition on the 8th&9th of March.

A weekend with over 100 craft, fashion and lifestyle stalls offering great talent and originality. A colorful and versatile collection of products and accessories.

Shop till you drop and watch stunning fashion shows, chill out and have fun with great live music.

Certainly catering to every taste and style, come join us for a great day out!

To book a stall, write to

February 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Call for Entries: Designers who wish to partake in Swahili Fashion Week Kenya set for Apr. 5 2014 @ Crowne Plaza Hotel

Swahili Fashion Week East and Central Africa’s leading fashion week is back for the second time with the Swahili Fashion Week Kenya. This year it is set to take center stage on 5th April 2014 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi.

Are you a designer who would like to showcase at Swahili Fashion Week Kenya?

If so go to Swahili Fashion Week Website and download the application form.

Entries should be submitted by February 28, 2014

Find more info on their Facebook Page

February 20, 2014 at 10:45 am 1 comment

Fashion Show/Dance: Snapp Kenyan Cupid, Feb. 14 2014 @ Waridi Paradise Apartment Hotel – Hurlingham

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Kenyan Cupid: ‘Kenya’s premier valentine’s day event’ and will be hosted at Waridi Paradise Apartment Hotel, Hurlingham this year. The show will run from 7- 11pm featuring a showcase by six designers, exhibitors & music performances. Tickets are going for Kshs 3000 inclusive of dinner (buffet).

For tickets, call: Steve 0724169522

February 6, 2014 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

High Tea/Charity: Zen Fashion High Tea 2014, Feb. 8 2014 @ Zen Garden

Zen Fashion High Tea
Zen Fashion High Tea: Love for a Cause will be held at Zen Garden on 8th February 2014. You can look forward to mini boutiques, award winning international DJ Nickie Cartel and East Africa’s DJ GMoney and an exquisite fashion catwalk.

Date: February 8, 2014
Venue: Zen Garden
Tickets: Advance Tickets: 5500/- Tickets at The Door: 6000/-
Contacts: or T: 0733 654 568

January 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm 1 comment

Event: Pop Up Fair, Dec. 20 2013 @ Zen Gardens


December 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

Fashion: Tribal Chic 2013, Dec. 14 2013 @ Tribe Hotel

Tribal Chic
Tribe represents the new, true image of Nairobi; a sophisticated, hip, cool and creative city. Events organized by Tribe showcase the best local and international talent, while supporting causes that care for the less fortunate.

Date: December 14, 2013
Venue: Tribe Hotel
Time: 630 pm
Tickets are KShs. 6000 per person and include a welcome drink and canapés.

Proceeds from this fashion show are in aid of Sasa Designs by the Deaf.

December 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm 2 comments

Out of Town: Kikoy Festival 2013, Dec. 14 2013 @ Mombasa Continental Resort

Kikoy Festival 2013
Kenya is celebrating 50 years of independence and we would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate our rich culture and heritage by taking Kikoy Fashion to the beach.

We will be running a series of Kikoy inspired fashion shows in top 5 star hotels on the Kenyan coast over the period of 12th – 31st December 2013. There will be top local and international emerging and haute couture designers showcasing their exceptional collection and accessories together with high fashion international models from diverse cultures, among them Deliah Ipupa & Gloria Baraza.

Among the designers on board are Mohamed Bana, Galina Tatarinova ( A russian designer who does amazing wedding wedding outfits with african print), Mayeye Marcotte Designs, La Mar Jewelry design ( Winner Emerging Designer 2013), Zanta Beads (An emerging talented jewelry designer) and Sumi Kittony (An emerging designer)

The inaugural show will be at Mombasa Continental Resort on 14th December starting 6pm. We will be working hand in hand with Bombolulu Cutural Centre, who will entertain the guests with cultural dances and art of the proceeds will go to them.

Free up your calendar and join us on the beach for a Kikoy couture event of the year.

Ticket Prices: Advance Tickets : Terrace Kshs 1,500
V.I.P : Kshs 2,000
At the Gate – Terrace Kshs. 1,800
Gate V.I.P Kshs 2,500 *VIP tickets complimentary cocktail bitings and drinks

Advance tickets by MPESA to 0706-350-627 and 0722-737-267 Mombasa Continental Resort Reception

December 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm 2 comments

Out of Town/Charity: Fashion with a Difference 2013, Nov. 30 2013 @ Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

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FASHION WITH A DIFFERENCE 2013 is an annual themed event aimed at giving back to the community fashionably and artistically.

The fashion event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2013 at the Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge.

The event will be fuelled with all things Fashionable from Fashion and arts market stalls with bargains ranging from clothing, accessories and home interiors to a Fashion runway showcasing talented emerging designers and entertainment to keep the fashionistas rocking throughout the day whilst the KIDS ZONE will keep the children entertained throughout the day with lots of activities ranging from bouncy castles, facepainting, art and crafts activities.

November 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Gala/Fashion: The Face of Nairobi, Nov. 23 2013 @ Pride Inn Hotel – Westlands

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The Face Of Nairobi Cordially invites you to come witness an event like no other where we will dine, dance and crown the authentic Face Of Nairobi 2013

Date: November 23, 2013
Venue: Pride Inn Hotel, Westlands
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 1500 & VIP Kshs 2500 available on

Performances By: Jazz Maestro Joseph Hellon and Band

MCEED BY: Ever beautiful and stunning Pinky Ghelani

Deejayed By: The sassy sherrif DJ Pierra Makena on the Decs

Judged By: Former Miss Kenya Shamim Abdul, Former Miss Kenya Susan Anyango and Former Mr. Kenya Odado Okello

Food is inclusive on the ticket charge!!!

November 18, 2013 at 10:29 am 1 comment

Vintage Cars & High Fashion: CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance, Nov. 17 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse

concours kenya
Date: November 17, 2013
Venue: Ngong Racecourse

November 14, 2013 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Naivasha Fashion Weekend, Oct. 19 2013 @ Enashipai Resort and Spa

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Date: October 19, 2013
Time: 12pm to 6pm (afterparty with DJ Adrian thereafter)
Venue: Enashipai Resort and Spa
Entry: Ksh 1,500

Designers: Vaishali, Manciny, Wambui Njogu/MooCow, Agnes – Nesra Apparels, Nick – Ankara, Sarah Karay, Anna Adero, Mikono Knits, Anthony – Jiamini, Sylvia – Lamar, Richard/Kazuri Beads, Life Beads/ Minalyn Nicklin, Sarah Wangu and Lieke

Fashion Show
This year the event will start at 12noon and three fashion shows are scheduled for the afternoon – 2 indoor and 1 outdoor.

Kenya’s supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana and Susan Anyango (Miss Kenya 2011) alongside other talented local models will be showcasing some of Kenya’s finest designers latest collections. The entire show will be produced and choreographed by Surazuri Modeling and Casting Agency – East Africa’s most renowned and longest established model agency that has launched international modeling careers for many Kenyans.

Naivasha Fashion Weekend is a signature fashion event that made its debut in 2012. Due to its overwhelming success, the organizers, Enashipai Resort and Spa, together with the East Africa Womens’ League are teaming up to do it again in 2013 turning it into an annual “must attend” fashion event. The event is more than just fashion- it is about raising money for the charities based in Naivasha and participating in the greater good of our communities.

This year, the event will be held on 19th October 2013 at the newly opened state of the art Entumo Conference Centre at Enashipai in Naivasha Kenya. Designers and models are gearing up to showcase an elegant and superbly choreographed in and outdoor fashion show with the overarching theme “Wild at Heart.”

The organisers promise to deliver an amazing day out with fantastic entertainment by Chris Bitok and June Gachui followed by an off the hook after party by Capital FM’s DJ Adrian

October 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm 1 comment

Nairobi Fashion Market, Oct. 26-27 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse

Dates: October 26-27, 2013
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: 9 am – 8 pm & 10 am to 6 pm respectively
Tickets: Kshs 400 at the Gate

Live entertainment by: Electrique Djs and The Beat Parade Band

Fashion shows by: Zaramu Designs, CurvyCurves, Sheena_C, Afrostreet Kollektions, New York Designers Window, Lale Designs, Neema, Afrostreet Kollections by Melanie and Kenyalli Wear.

With so much to see and so much to buy, the VI th Edition is hosting over 100 purveyors of the fashion and lifestyle industry, all coming together to promote, market and sell their brands to YOU!

Come ready to stock up your wardrobe and your home for the season. Clothes, jewellery, accessories, skin and hair products, nail products, interiors, decor, kids apparel,toys, holidays, music and even books.

Come see what’s trending in the market. A colorful versatile collection of products and accessories from all over the world, certainly catering to every taste and style.

October 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

3rd Annual Goat Derby & Motown in Nairobi, Oct. 5 2013 @ Jockey Club of Kenya

Goat goes to Motown
Date: October 5, 2013
Venue: Jockey Club of Kenya, Ngong Racecourse
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Adults Kshs 2000, Kids 500

October 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm 3 comments

Fashion: Strut It Afrika Fashion Week 2013, Sept. 28 – Oct. 5 2013 @ Various Venues

experience Africa
Dates: September 28 – October 5, 2013
Venue: Various

For more info visit

September 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition & Fashion: Designer for Elephant Conservation, Sept. 6-11 2013 @ National Museum

designer for elephants
Dates: September 6-11, 2013
Venue: National Museum
Entry: Kshs 200

September 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Kenya Fashion Week 2013, Aug. 24 2013 @ Bollywood Casino [Above Gypsy’s]

Kenya Fashion week 2013
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August 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

The Fashion Trance: Designers Edition, Aug. 31 2013 @ Ngong Race Course

Fashion Trance Final Final
Date: August 31, 2013
Venue: Ngong Race Course
Time: noon to midnight
Tickets: Advance Kshs 400 | Gate Ksh 500

August 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

The Elegance Affair II, Jul. 6 2013 @ Chocks Lounge

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July 1, 2013 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

East Africa Design Fair: Fashion Accessories, Home Decor & Gifts, Jun. 6-9 2013 @ the Village Market

Designers event
Date: May 6-9, 2013
Venue: Village Market
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Enquiries: 0720 871532

May 27, 2013 at 11:08 am 5 comments

Blankets & Wine XLIV, Jun. 2 2013 @ Carnivore

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Pack your picnic baskets, wine, blankets and join the 44th edition of Blankets & Wine. On stage at this edition of East Africa’s premier music festival will be the ambient Prisca Ajwang, the jaunty Dela, the undiluted Alsarah from Sudan and the phenomenal 2013 double South African Music Awards winner, Zahara from South Africa.

Date: June 2, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: from 1 – 9pm
Tickets: Gate Kshs 2000, Advance Kshs 1500
Children between 5 to 12 years pay 500 Ksh. and free for children under 5

Fresh out of Sauti Academy’s magnificent music factory, Prisca makes her big stage debut as part of Blankets & Wine’s promise to deliver fresh talent every month.

Our 2nd act, US based Sudanese singer Alsarah promises a unique treat with her ethno-urban flavour.

On her second Blankets & Wine appearance since her 2010 debut, Dela returns with new material from her soon to be completed new album.

2013 double South Africa Music Award (SAMA) winner Zahara winds up our amazing lineup bringing on board her acclaimed sound and a slew of chart topping singles and platinum selling albums. Zahara’s highly anticipated performance will be a sure delight for young and old music lovers alike.

This edition will host the first ever Blankets & Wine Craft Fair with over a dozen Kenyan artists and designers showcasing and selling their locally made crafts at the event.

Blankets & Wine will also be commemorating the June 5th world Environment Day under the theme ‘Think.Eat.Save’ as part of Blankets & Wine’s ongoing ‘Up-Cycling’ project geared towards Reducing, Recycling and Reusing waste and environmental pollution.

May 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm 2 comments

Exhibition on Historical Italian Fashion & Film Chronicles of a Love Affair, May 17 2013 @ Italian Cultural Centre

Exhibition and Film at ICC
Date: May 17, 2013
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: 6.45 for 7 pm
Entry: Free

May 14, 2013 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Fashion show: Nairobi Fashion’s Night Out, May 10 2013 @ Tree House


Fashion event that will see top Kenyan designers present their latest Collections. The event is exclusive of CASH PRIZE and a FREE photoshoot with a professional photographer for the most dressed audience. LIVE MUSIC by 6 DJ’s all night long,performance by 5 ARTISTS.
-Redcarpet Photography
~7 photographers
~16 Models
CHARGES 500/=..

May 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

Party: Holly Nolly Bollywood Fiesta, Apr. 27 2013 @ Goan Gymkhana

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April 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm 2 comments

Party: Cocktail and Bowties II, May 3 2013 @ Tree House

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Do you love fashion and partying with fashion guys? Come meet top designers, fashion enthusiasts, top models, celebrities, respected fashion photographers and Djs under the same roof in this Red Carpet event.

On the line up we have high fashion models portraying their glamorous walk rocking designs from: Shenu Hooda, Mohammed Bana, Achie Otigo, Yedu Wear, Sharuz, Kikwetu KLAD Fashion, M & O Fashion House Insomnia, Flanked by other upcoming designers.

Photographers include: Thandiwe muriu photography, Coolpixx photography, Kizo Photography, Heenie Photography

ADVANCE: 700/- GATE: 1,000/-
TICKET VENUE: IMAX Shop 69, 2nd Flr

April 19, 2013 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

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