Events, Fashion

From the Tribal Chic 2019, with love

They call it Nairobi’s most glamorous event of the year, but glamorous does not even define the annual Tribal Chic event that goes down at the Tribe Hotel.

It is like Florence’s Pitti Immagine Uomo, but in one night. Or the London Fashion Week bundled in a night of an unforgettable five-star resplendence.

Fashionistas, critics, models, designers and lovers of life and its little thrills wait for it like us plebeians wait for Christmas.

Oh what a sensational night of the year it is.

Last Saturday, everyone stepped out, their best foot forward for 2019’s edition of Tribal Chic. It was like pages off an un-putdownable fairytale.

Yours truly was in attendance and took great pleasure in mingling, ogling at, and loving; the decor, the svelte and the chiseled models and most importantly, the breath-taking designs from a twaddle of fashion magicians.


Yours truly was in attendance and took great pleasure in mingling, ogling, and loving, the svelte and the chiseled models, the decor and most importantly, drop-dead breath-taking designs.

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Me. A whole warrior with an outfit that reminded me to keep fighting, to keep shifting, to keep being uncomfortable, to keep swimming for the shore. A burgundy velvet top, a kitenge skirt, a neck-piece or burgundy feathers for equal measures and some Charles Keith Shoes.

I’m talking Fiona Kay who is riding the coattails of her successful, dreamy new collection “The void by Fiona Kay”, Hamaji the Nomad- an African Boheme designer whose designs borrow heavy nuances from Rural Kenya.

It would be sacrilege If I did not mention Deepa Dosaja who was at the show too, showing us exactly why this brand showcased at the Newyork Fashion week (NYFW).

And there was Katush by Katungulu Mwendwa, Moksh, Niku Singh and a smattering of other fashion talents who are on the come-up.

It was well-thought out fashion banquet for fashion lovers. Can’t wait for next year guys. Haha!

One of the designs at the show that I absolutely loved.

One of the designs at the show that I absolutely loved.

This year, the event that has stood the test of time so gracefully celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Tickets were sold out and the proceeds donated to Rafiki Mwema, a charity organisation that takes in streetkids.

Some of the kids are as young as 5-years-old. A good number have suffered sexual and physical abuse and are in dire need of a home and psychological support.

If you can, check out the charity oganisation here: Rafiki Mwema 

As always,

Love and lite,

See you in the next post.


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  • Reply i-Simu Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Fashion and beautiful

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