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FAFA 4th edition designer profile: KikoRomeo

Crème of Nature and Capital FM have teamed up with the biggest fashion organization in Kenya, to bring you “FAFA Fashion For Peace” Gala night. This glamorous event will take place in Nairobi on the 17th of November 2012, under the stars, at the Silver Ring mega-dome in Ngong Racecourse.

FAFA brings you an eclectic mix of established and emerging African fashion houses while maintaining its reputation as one of the most exciting events fashionistas have seen on Kenyan soil.

Ajuma the  international catwalk queen, is selecting the models that will grace the FAFA runway, so make sure to stay connected to FAFA twitter and Facebook pages for more information.

DESIGNER PROFILE: KikoRomeo (Ann McCreath)

Ann studied fashion in Rome and has worked as a designer in Barcelona. She took a 3-month break to do aid work in Kenya, found it fascinating and stayed on for 3 years, before deciding to go back to her profession and do trade instead of aid.

KikoRomeo (Swahili for Adam’s apple) fashion house was born in 1996 with the aim of job creation in rural areas. Ann’s dream was that Kenyans would take pride in African-inspired contemporary fashion, and promote their economy through buying locally made fashion. Ann set about making ethically sound products with inputs from community artisans and women’s groups, which she retailed through her own shop. Since then KikoRomeo has continued to offer ready-made garments, cut to international fashion trends, using African made fabrics, often with handcrafted details.

In 2008 Ann founded the Festival of African Fashion & Arts (FAFA), together with other arts and media professionals. Kenyan and Pan-African designers came together for the “Fashion for Peace” event in the Nairobi National Park. This has developed into an annual event and recognized platform for designers from Africa and the African diaspora.

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