The fashion High Tea is an annual event hosted by the Zen garden with an aim at celebrating Haute Couture in Kenya. This year it happened on 25th February at the zen gardens and folks were looking smashing as usual. Before i share some of my favorite looks here is my honest opinion on where we are currently fashionably speaking.
Being a young Kenyan designer, fashion enthusiast and appreciator of hard work and craftmanship i have a very strong opinion on the kenyan fashion scene today. We have alot to celebrate and sell to the world due to the fact that we are rich in culture but somehow we seem to have missed the mark. Though we have upcoming designers who are trying to push the boundaries and also have a strong point of view like the likes of Afrostreet Kollections, Fiona Kay, Co-Be just to mention a few, we have still been left miles behind by our brothers and sisters in countries like Nigeria and South Africa.
Now, events like the Fashion High somehow bring this to light more clearly. With such a big platform to step out in some of the best pieces Kenya has to offer, the ones we consider best dressed are dressed in imports while the ones who do actually wear a made in kenya piece are just not that impressive.
We have so much to offer when it comes to Kenyan fashion i believe its just up to the consumer to want it and be confident enough to rock it. Then we can really show our South African brothers and Nigerian sisters what we are truly made of.
On to the ladies and gentlemen who stole the show.
By: Elsie A O