Tribal Chic 2021: A Different World

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: November 17, 2021  

Nairobi’s most anticipated annual fashion event- Tribal Chic is back after a pandemic-induced hiatus. On December 4th, fashion enthusiasts will converge at the luxurious Tribe Hotel to celebrate the 11th edition of this glamorous fashion show.  

Tribal Chic fills the void as a prodigious fashion intermediary connecting the dots between exceptional creativity and culture. This year, the theme is ‘A Different World’. Concept creator for 2021 Alvaro Daza, a Colombian citizen currently based in Nairobi, tells KenyaBuzz that this year, Tribal Chic will present an experience that speaks about diversity and a new world under construction. 

Alvaro has curated fashion shows across the globe and he promises his debut show in East Africa will be one for the books.

‘‘The Tribe runway will go through different spaces, using new and more sustainable elements like scaffolding structures with LED screen strips and lights that change videos and colours according to the moment of the night.’’ 

He added that the runway will consist of three different themes, A Different World, Sustainably Trendy and One Tribe is Back each with at least four designers.


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This year, Tribe Hotel will be hosting a pop-up market where designers and partners will have a chance to sell and showcase their products and be part of experiential activities, such as styling tips and crypto artistic presentation.

A new concept for 2021 is Tribe Collabs that will bring together fashion & lifestyle influencers, young designers, people interested in fashion & experts to solve a challenge. 

They will use new rooms at the hotel which will be adapted into workshops where 5 groups composed of 5 people (1 designer, 2 influencers, 3 community members ) will have the mission to create three Haute Couture pieces with conventional materials, which will be supported by Little Red

Tribe Collabs will also introduce a short runway on Saturday 4th December during the day to judge creations; the winning team has the opportunity to showcase their creation on the main runway.

The designer roll call at Tribal Chic 2021 will carry fashion behemoths like Avido, Deepa Dosaja, Mercedes Campuzano, Hernán Zajar and Anyango Adeyde.

Tribal Chic 2021 will emphasize on sustainable fashion and proceeds from this year will be donated to Ghetto Classics and their subsidiaries across the country. 

Don’t miss out on this fabulous event. Get your tickets in advance from KenyaBuzz.


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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