Nominees unveiled as Kenya Fashion Awards (KFA) launches its 5th annual chapter in partnership with Moët & Chandon with a vision to promote the regional fashion industry globally

Jewelry Designer Showcases his designs – Photo By Wycliffe Okwach

Can you really host a fashion event without all the fashionable people? Of course not! That’s why all roads led to the Fairmont Norfolk on Thursday night for the 5th annual Kenya Fashion Awards (KFA).

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This year’s event was organised in partnership with the luxury Champagne House Moët & Chandon. The who’s who of the Kenyan fashion industry spent the night sipping on Hennessy and toasting, with Moët & Chandon, to the good health of all those who’ve contributed to the growth of the industry.

KFA-Directors-Atman Ngau & Galina-Tatarinova alongside Co-founders of Denri Ms. Karimi Karige and Emmanuel Wanjuu. Photo-By-Paul-Gachihi

During the course of the evening, the nominees for this year’s fashion awards were unveiled. The nominees have similarly been announced digitally via the Kenya Fashion Awards (KFA) website ( Voting will take place over a period of three months on the same platform and can be done from any part of the world. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held on 7th October 2017.

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If this is the first time you’re reading about KFA, here’s what you need to know. The Kenya Fashion Awards (KFA) is an initiative which honours and celebrates outstanding performance and excellence in the fashion industry. It was launched in 2013 with an aim to recognise and celebrate the wealth of fashion talent across Kenya and East Africa. The event, held annually, provides a stepping stone for emerging talent into the highly competitive fashion arena through networking, promotion and guidance.

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Niku Channa Jewelry – Photo by House of Fotography

Winning or being shortlisted for an Award provides endless rewards for designers, photographers and models who participate. Why participate? The event offers a great opportunity to increase brand awareness and also provides an avenue for designers, photographers or fashion stylists to showcase their work to industry professionals and the media.

Moet Hennessy, Marketing Manager EA – Mr. Alexandre Helaine – Photo By Wycliffe Okwach

Speaking during the event the marketing manager of Mo?t Hennessy East Africa, Mr Alexandre Helaine, said, “Moët & Chandon is always pleased to be the luxurious partner of choice. We are happy to be part of curating fashion creativity. Across the world Moët & Chandon is a symbol of glamour and elegance…” and he hoped to continue that narrative in Kenya by adding, “It’s a meeting until someone pops a bottle of Moët.”

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Also speaking during the event was the co-director of the Kenya Fashion Awards, Mr Atman Ngau, who said, “Kenya Fashion Awards is committed to developing excellence and growth in a sector that is a significant contributor to the Kenyan economy. We recognise, nurture, support and promote regional fashion talent to a global market through raising awareness of the importance of adaptation of local brands and highlighting Kenya and the East African region as the next fashion destination.”

Anita Nderu Capital FM Presenter. Photo-By-Paul-Gachihi

Some of the industry’s notables who attended the event include Anita Nderu, Capital FM, Carol Odera, Editor Couture Africa Magazine, Sheila Mwanyigha of Remebesha Kenya, Ann McCreath of Kiko Romeo and Kenya’s leading fashion designer, John Kaveke.

To vote for your favourite fashion blogger, makeup artist, fashion photographer, designer visit the Kenya Fashion Awards (KFA) website.

Jewelry Design by Niku Singh. Photo-By-Wycliffe-Okwach

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