Behind NFM: Sitting down with Terry Michuki

(WAMBOI KAY) – If fashion awards were to be held today, without a doubt, Terry Michuki would receive an award for her contribution to Kenya’s fashion industry. Having attended the Kelu School of Modeling and having modeled for ten years, her passion for fashion is clearly evident.

Two years ago, together with her long time friend, Michuki acted on their idea to give fashion exhibitors a platform to showcase their glam. Inspired by their experiences as exhibitors, November 2010 saw the inaugural Nairobi Fashion Market (NFM) held at the Ngong Racecourse come to reality.

“After the first event, I was inspired by people’s response,” says Michuki, a stylist by profession.

In an effort to keep the event fresh and interesting, Michuki and her team decided to hold NFM twice a year. Last Saturday and Sunday saw over 60 fashion, clothing and accessory retailers exhibiting at the event, which showcased the latest international trends and also offered great discounts for consumers. The 4th edition also saw the introduction of the Interiors Pavilion and a late evening fashion show, which over 300 guests attended.

When Michuki is not coordinating the Nairobi Fashion Market, the mother of one is running her shop, Fashion Moments, in Westlands. She has styled a number of celebrities including Wahu Kagwi and is passionate about empowering young girls.

“Never wake up with an idea, and let it go to sleep,” Michuki advises.

BY: Wamboi Kay

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