Nominees Unveiled: Kenya Fashion Awards 5th Annual launch

Kenya Fashion Awards launched its 5th annual chapter in partnership with luxury Champagne House Moët & Chandon with a vision to promote the regional fashion industry globally last week on Thursday at the Fairmont the Norfolk.

Kenya Fashion Awards (KFA) is an initiative which honors and celebrates outstanding performance and excellence in the fashion industry. The initiative also raises awareness of the importance of the development of this economic sector by creating opportunities for the youth, mentoring, recognizing and empowering them.

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Alongside the Awards, KFA runs business/talent development programs designed to support, mentor, empower and create opportunities for the next generation of professionals within the industry.

The night saw the unveiling of the nominees for the year 2017. Voting will take place for a period of three months on Kenya Fashion Awards platform and can be done from any part of the world.

During the launch, which was graced by many people in the industry including stylists, bloggers (yours truly included), journalists, designers and other key industry players, Mr. Atman Ngau, Co-Director of Kenya Fashion Awards, said:

“Kenya Fashion Awards is committed to developing excellence and growth in a sector that is a significant contributor to the Kenyan economy. We recognize, 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. “

Kenya Fashion Awards

Mr. Alexandre Helaine, Market Manager Moët Hennessy Eastern Africa mentioned that “Moët & Chandon is always pleased to be the luxurious partner of choice. We are happy to be part of curating the fashion creativity as across the world Moet & Chandon is a symbol of glamour and elegance”
Kenya Fashion Awards

Kenya Fashion Awards believes in empowering and creating a foundation for the young and upcoming talent within the industry in establishing their careers or businesses. Through an event dubbed “Next Gen Fashion Weekend Africa” the initiative has been able to create a platform for young people to explore their talents, showcase, gain experience and knowledge pertaining to the industry.

It is also a platform for them to compete based on the different themes and challenges presented to them annually, the shortlisted participants are judged by a panel of experts from the industry as well as relevant institutions and the winners of the competition awarded during the Gala.

Kenya Fashion Awards

This year’s NextGen Fashion Weekend will be held on 4th & 5th August 2017 at the Michael Joseph Centre and winners announced during the Gala.

So who are the 2017 NOMINEES

Designer to watch 2017

Naomy Designs, Ogake Mochache, Azra Walji, Vaishali Morjaria, Anyango Mpinga and Wambui Kibue

EA Designer Of The Year 2017

Deepa Dosaja (Kenya), John Kaveke (Kenya), Narok NY (NY/Kenya), Koki Designs (Ethiopia/Kenya), Ali Rehmtullah (Tanzania), Kasule Allan Raphael (Uganda), Mizero Cedric (Rwanda)

Fashion Photographer of the Year 2017

Alloys Iteba, Eric Saganda, Andrew Mageto,Nick Clause, Thandiwe Muriu and Tint Seh

Make Up Artist of the Year 2017

Rose Ntong’ondu, Steve Koby, Nyanja Kobi, Kangai Mwiti, Willy Collins and Joy Balogun

EA magazine with the best fashion segment

Drum (Kenya), True Love (Kenya), Fas Magazine (Tanzania), African Woman (Uganda) and Couture Africa (Kenya)

Fashion Blogger Of the Year 2017

Lucia Musau, Thandiwe Eli Chep, Winnie the Fahionista, Anita Mogere, Winnie Odande and Ms. Kaela Mikaela

Fashion Stylist Of the Year 2017

Kevo Abbra, Amanda Lee, William Rodger Gitau, Lucy Robi, Brian Babu and Bryan Emry

Female model of the year 2017

Ajoh Kuch, Ciru Maina, Olive Sang, Anjili Laura, Mauryne Theo and Shanelle Nyasiase

Male model of the year 2017

Nelvin Chuma, Gabu Fords, Ken Fredrick, Kelvin Sting, Brian Onyango and Alvin Lee

Fashion Brand Of The Year 2017

Sand Storm Kenya, Rift Valley Leather, Vivo, Bata Kenya, Lalesso (Kenya) and The

Jewelery/ Accessories Designer Of The Year 2017

Niku Channa, Adele Dejak, Kipato, Soko, Ami Doshi Shah and Le Collane Di Betta

Newspaper with the best fashion segment (People’s Choice)

Eve Magazine( Nation), Plulse, Nairobian, The Star, People, The Ashian Weekly and S.T magazine

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held on 7th October 2017.

To vote go to

KFA was Awarded the best Fashion Event of the Year at the TAWAA Awards 2016 for more details go to




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