NAIROBI TO HOST FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FASHION & ARTS IN NOVEMBER

The Festival of African Fashion and Arts brings the 'Fashion for Peace' to Nairobi on November 2-3. Fafa
At a time when focus within Kenya is on healing and bringing communities together, Fafa believes that the strength and diversity of Kenya and the African continent should be celebrated in a spirit of unity and harmony.
Ann McCreath, creator of Kenyan fashion label KikoRomeo and founder of Fafa, noted "Fashion for Peace was borne with the belief that positive change can come when we encourage the positive and the inspiring; working together as different cultures".
She added, "this year Fafa is focused on celebrating life and building mutual relationships across generational, cultural, religious and socio-economic divides."
Fafa 2013 is a celebration of Kenya at 50. A celebration of Kenyan heroes in design, sport, business and technology. Past Fafa Gala events have included designers such as Nigeria's Tiffany Amber, Senegal's Mame Faguèye Bâ, Tanzania's Mustafa Hassanali, Ghana's Kofi Ansah, Ethiopia's Mosaique, Uganda's Arapapa, Zanzibar's Doreen Mashika and South Africa's Thula Sindi.
This year's show stopping gala evening will be held at the Nairobi Arboretum on Saturday, November 2, featuring a stellar line up of local and international designers including Anna Adero, Aryam, Deepa Dosaja, Galina Tatarinova, Jamil Walji (Winner Fafa Insight 2012 who has a flair for fabric manipulation techniques), John Kaveke, Kooroo, Le Collane Di Betta, Niku Singh, Shenu Hooda, and this year's winners from Fafa Insight Waithera Kibuchi and runner-up Ami Shah.
The evening will also feature some of Kenya's leading CEOs and sports personalities on the catwalk dressed by the designers.

was set-up in 2008 after the post-election violence. It was envisioned as an event that would bring people together to promote a message of unity and peace.
Creative Fashion FairA follow up from the Saturday evening, this will be an all day event at the Arboretum with a specific focus on children and teens. Activities will include: Clothing and accessories Fair, Family Peace Run, Yoga and Prance Healing, Creative Workshops for kids & teens including painting, fashion designing, T shirt design, modeling, DJing, story writing, photography and blogging amongst others.
The Fashion for Peace weekend is a follow up from the highly successful Fafa Insight show held for emerging designers and the Business of Fashion workshops, both held earlier on in the year.
Designers showcasing on the catwalk on Sunday, November 3, include Ankara Vintage, Annabelle Thom, Azra Walji, KikoRomeo, Kikoti, Muna Yemane, Niku Singh, Riri Jewellery, Wambui Kibue, and Manciny Mwigi (participant at Fafa Insight 2013). Be sure to catch the fashion, class, and glamour at the event!
By Elijah Chepkech,

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