Celebrated Kenyan fashion designer John Kaveke unveiled designs from his Kaveke label at the Spring/Summer 2012 London Fashion Week, which opened last Friday, where he took center stage for International Emerging and Independent designers.
The 16 new pieces of Kaveke’s Swords of the Savannah collection were inspired by Askari Kangas who were locally recruited African soldiers who fought and died gallantly in both the World wars fro British, German, Belgian and Italian armies.
The new collection is mostly in white and blue, with designs that celebrate the kanga fabric and is quite different from any of his previous works.
This was also the first time Kaveke unveiled Sandstorm bags, a brand he is keen to work with in the future. The bags were designed as safari travel bags, with modern looks and textures. Commenting on the association, Sandstorm CEO Mark Stephenson said, “We love Kaveke and we think he has the potential to go global. As Sandstorm expands and grows, we envision a scenario where he could design some bespoke bags for us.”
Kaveke said he worked really hard on the show for the past two months adding, “I am really happy that I took part in this, and to represent Kenya on the international stage is truly an honour.”
Recap of Kaveke SS 2012 Collection