Kibera Fashion Week Runway on Matatu's

Kibera Fashion Week 2023


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This year, Kibera Fashion Week 2023 dazzled and floored us with a beautiful showcase of creativity, culture, innovation, and sustainability. The event featured a diverse lineup of talented designers from Nairobi each showcasing their unique perspective, inspiration and style.

The 100 garments showcased was a testament to a growing African fashion industry, that is blending tradition, street culture with modern sensibilities and sustainability

Photo by Adrian Jankowiak

This year the runway was on top of matatu's. Kenyan culture would be incomplete without the inclusion of the buses and mini buses locally known as matatus that make up a large part of our public transport system airbrushed with graffiti and include our pop culture.

Photo by Adrian Jankowiak

The project is initiated by David Avido (Lookslike Avido / Avido Foundation) in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, Nairobi Design, Maasai Mbili and EUNIC Kenya. The project is funded as part of the European Spaces of Culture.

Pic 3 credits Macoins B Mashilingi

Bead-Dazzled Memory by Mariah Kwamboka, photo by Kibera Fashion Week