Fashion Vanguard at Tribal Chic 2019

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: December 09, 2019  

Nairobi’s most anticipated annual fashion event- Tribal Chic, went down this Saturday at the luxurious Tribe Hotel.  This edition was particularly special since it marked a decade since the debut of this glamorous fashion show.  Tribal chic fills the void as a prodigious fashion intermediary connecting the dots between exceptional creativity and culture.

The yearly fashion event always brings to the fore many talented designers who defy the odds.

It has grown tremendously over the past 10 years and over the decade, they’ve partnered with organizations like the New York based company – GenArt and FA254. This year, The designer roll call at Tribal Chic listed:
Deepa Dosaja
Fiona Kay
Katush by Katungulu Mwendwa
MERON Addis Ababa
Niku Singh
NY 77 Design
odAOMO Kenya
Suhaa Schmitz Accessories

We round up our fave designers that caught our attention

Deepa Dosaja

D.D showcased bespoke, custom made, eco friendly, pieces that  are  made out of 100% organic fibres and  produced in a way that has a low impact on the environment through the use of natural dyes and locally made products. This is vital in the age of climate activism. Fashion considered one of the highest contributors to environmental damage.


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A great evening at @fairmontnorfolk showing our SS20 collection. #deepadosaja #consciousfashion #myflowers #ss20

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Was established in 2014 by chief designer Dr. Sophia Omoro The Luxury line of modern women’s wear with a timeless and cross-cultural aesthetic.  They utilize sustainably sourced materials to handcraft leather goods, Ready-to-Wear and jewelry in limited seasonal collections. Their accessories preserve the art of quality craftsmanship and community development through the fair-wage employment of artisans



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Are you guys ready for the tribal chic fashion show?? I promise you will be blown away

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It’s a Maasai word that means soft, gentleness. It’s a Kenyan fashion brand that views bags as more than a functional addition to your ensemble. They are a personal statement, status symbol, fashion accessory and a form of self-expression all rolled into one.


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Come check out our Pop Up Shop @the_village_market! We will be around the whole of August! ?

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With bold patterns, bright colors, daring hemlines, and gorgeous gowns, Tribal Chic has proven that this country’s capital is a force to be reckoned with. Here’s a look at the best looks that strutted down the runway.

All funds from Tribal Chic 2019 were in aid of Rafiki Mwema

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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