Zen Garden will be hosting its annual most fashionable 8th FASHION HIGH TEA event celebrating Haute Couture in Kenya on Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 2:00pm – 8:00pm. The previous seven Fashion High Tea events boast rave reviews on pizzazz, style and execution. We’ve had sell-out crowds consisting of high profile guests and personalities. The events have received extensive media coverage both locally and abroad! We can’t wait to experience yet another extraordinary day with you this March!
Love For A Cause
Each year proceeds from the event go towards a special charitable cause. This year we will be supporting the Hope & Faith Centre For Disabled, in Kiambu County - Juja Constituency. A home that empowers the disabled to overcome their limitations and become self-reliant, through psychosocial, spiritual and intellectual intervention. The Centre also creates awareness about disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy within the community
Combining the finest saffiano leather and excellent craftsmanship, Script brings you fun, minimalistic accessories, designed for both men and women. Each piece is hand-made, keeping the consumer in mind. From zip details to pocket precision, every compartment is tailored to perfection.
When it comes to personalization, the possibilities are quite endless. We hand stamp your products in gold or silver using traditional presses to achieve a flawless finish. From bags to travel wallets, everything has its place.
Design for Living Offices
3rd floor Sarit Centre
At Potpourri we curate thoughtful pieces we hope you’ll treasure forever. We sell a range of women’s apparel, accessories and home decor. Our style is simple, timeless and relaxed. Our chic, urban drapes marry style and comfort. Born out of the need to provide skilled women with employment, Potpourri aims to empower women, who make our contemporary, sustainable fashion for the globetrotting woman.
This year we are introducing Fizzy Goblet contemporary footwear to Nairobi. There is a newfound sense of fun and modern twist to this traditional juttis, making them just what you need to make your everyday adventures, extraordinary.
T: 0733700380-Drishti Chawla / 0732830415-Shruti Patel
ZeroByZawadi is an African yoga-inspired social enterprise that was created in 2012 by Zawadi Nyong’o. Our products include kanga yoga bags, kanga colouring postcards, the “Zawadi Basket”, and our signature limited edition “Sayaris”: unique, unisex, versatile, functional and super comfortable pieces that work for all ages, body types, and are intentional.
They are currently slow made using 100% cotton kanga fabric. Zawadi mindfully selects every kanga so all our
Sayaris have powerful proverbs. Sayari means universe in Kiswahili, representing life’s infinite possibilities. They can be dressed up or down, and can be worn as a jumpsuit, harem pants, bubble dress/skirt, and are even perfect for maternity wear.
ZeroByZawadi now produces “Toto Sayaris” for kids. “There are as many ways to wear Sayaris as there are the people they choose and the way these people choose to wear them, every single time.” ZeroByZawadi’s social enterprise partner is Mother Health International, a maternal health organization that has an amazing gentle-birth centre in Northern Uganda.
Designer: Zawadi Nyong’o
ZOE SEVAK was established in October of 2017 to take women’s fashion in a refreshing new direction. The emphasis on design with thoughtful construction and detail provides comfort while maintaining performance through everyday life. ZOE SEVAK designs highlight natural beauty with simple, elegant lines and bright Africa- inspired
colours. Our easy shapes, clean lines and attention to detail and texture provide a modern, sophisticated style that is both versatile and unique. Using locally available Ankara cotton, pima cotton, recycled glass, brass, sisal to fashion our range our products are environmentally friendly and manufactured under ethical conditions.
Our goal is to build a sustainable business using ethically and socially responsible methods of production to empower underprivileged Kenyan women. The aesthetic beauty of Zoe Sevak’s garments and accessories reflect the beauty of our business plan and we trust that this sentiment is delivered to each of our customers with every purchase.
T: +254 722830386 / +30 (0) 6970964645
Yaka Yeke Shop is a lifestyle brand defined by the love for African culture and Fashion. The brand focuses on the creation of contemporary ready-to-wear clothes in African print. YakaYeke uses high-quality prints and embellishments to create timeless pieces that transcend seasons, in addition to an impeccable customer service.
It caters to the personal style needs of its clientele of varied ages, who seek to be effortlessly stylish, elegant and comfortable in their clothes.
Founded by fashion Director, Nina Senanu as a hobby in 2000, Yaka Yeke was re-opened in 2016 with the opening of their flagship stores in Valley Arcade and Village Market in Nairobi. Nina has a passion for making women look amazing in her timeless pieces. We sell ready-to-wear African print outfits, using fabrics imported from West Africa. We also collaborate with top-notch designers from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast and more. We are African inspired.
T: +254 722 200 868
The SOUP label was formed by taking the initials of Sougat Paul; the man behind the label. His view towards his labelled collection was to prepare an appealing couture with mixed classic sensitivity. SOUP is an amalgamation of ethnic fusion wears comprising of jumpsuits, dresses, tops, outfits and sarees.
Designer: Sougat Paul
Siddharth Sarna is a London based contemporary jewellery designer who finds influence in both manmade and organic forms, be it surreal, structural or natural. His jewellery reflects these attributes, which have gone on to inspire his collections using predominantly silver, gold and rhodium plating and semi-precious stones.
Designer: Siddharth Sarna
Founded in 1988, Rialto Fashions is well known for the design and production of specialized exclusive outer garments for a customer base mainly composed of urban professionals and the uniformed corporate world. Rialto Fashions currently serves numerous corporate and individual customers mainly in Kenya and the wider East
African region. Customers from the rest of the world with a taste for contemporary African designs are also common on our doorsteps.
We strive to create authentic fashions that enhance our client’s unique individuality, a fact which is given credence by our long list of individual and corporate clients.
P. O. Box 41998
Designer: Lucy Rao
E: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
T: +254-20- 2248397, +254720666305, +254722519281
Annabel and Emma came together to fill the retail void and demand for a trend-setting local fashion emporium selling clothes at a great price in a mainstream retail space. Republi.ke combines their shared passion for promoting local talent and entrepreneurialism.
Annabel and Emma have high ambitions for republi.ke – they don’t want to stop at it becoming the go-to retail destination for affordable, on-trend fashion. They want to republi.ke to do more – to function as a fashion crucible and nexus for the burgeoning fashion scene and aspiring designers and entrepreneurs in Nairobi. By combining current looks and emerging designers in a shared space which includes visual imagery of latest fashion
experiences and collections, their goal is for republi.ke to function as a showcase for the eclectic mix of styles and types found in Nairobi to enhance and advance the local fashion industry in Kenya overall.
Contact| Annabel Onyango and Emma Caddy
Freedom, as I experience, is in the strokes, lines and colour of abstract. I am in love with expression and consumed by the mania as light uncovers the canvas to reveal the unseen and unfelt
T: +254 700 503 539
Poetic Trends is a Kenyan based accessories brand that reinterprets traditional tribal jewellery in contemporary idiom where traditional designs and techniques are reinterpreted to offer new meaning and expression.
When designing each piece, I aim to capture the rawness of tribal forms and the unpretentious rustic elegance of village life.
DESIGNER: Urvi Shah
T: 0731 453824
The go-to for luxury African jewellery. Kenya’s finest handcrafted jewellery made from ethically sourced cow horn, brass, semi-precious stones and other raw materials from Africa. Our statement collections are fashioned to suit all tastes – from edgy and elaborate to understated elegance – while our studio offers a creative resource for those wanting to produce their own bespoke jewellery. Penny Winter’s striking designs are brought to fruition by a dedicated team of Kenyan stonecutters, bead artists and craftsmen. A partner of the Tusk Foundation, Penny Winter not only contributes to empowering the local community but also to wildlife conservation and environmental
education. For each jewellery item purchased we donate 10 % towards these efforts.
The home of iconic statement jewellery. Mara + Elle offers a refreshing selection of handcrafted Indian jewellery ranging from Mughal glamour to contemporary street style. Their unapologetic style is expressed using naturally sourced stones, semi-precious jewels, druzy quartz and baroque pearls in a bold and audacious way.
Levitando en Afrika is a brand of ethnic and tribal macramé jewellery. Macramé is a very old art whose technique consists of making different types of knots with thread forming a tissue. I am self-taught and versatile designer, which shows in my handmade design inspired by my trips to Africa, originality, multicultural, colourful and
ethnic essence, definitely pure African style.
In my unique pieces, I fuse the techniques of micro-macramé with gold, old silver, bronze, minerals, recycled materials, African beads and wax prints.
Designer Alexandra Garcia Ortiz
T: +34 654 68 84 06
Elisabetta Capolino, creator of “Le Collane di Betta”, is by profession an architect and demonstrates the discipline in the practical wearability of her necklaces. Born in Rome, Elisabetta comes from a proud lineage of Italian jewellers and was making her own necklaces by the age of six. Each item in the “Le Collane di Betta” collection has also been made by skilled, African craftsmen using eco-materials and wherever possible, Elisabetta works with women’s cooperatives and underprivileged workers.
Widely recognized, Le Collane di Betta has had pieces featured on runways in Milan, Nairobi and London. Elisabetta’s creations have also appeared in fashion magazines like Elle, Harpers & Queen, Vogue, Marie Clare and Arise.
Designer: Elisabetta Capolino
KSHMR by Kuoni was created in March 2016 and has finally opened its store on 30th November 2017 in the
new wing of Village Market. We have sourced high-end manufactures of cashmere who produce a wide variety of knitwear for women, men and infants, a selection of accessories for its clients and their homes.
KSHMR by Kuoni with its elegant and modern designs wishes to introduce the Kenyan clientele to a special shopping experience, offering great and unique quality products. We value our clients very highly and thus emphasise on high standards and attention to detail.
In our women and men's knitwear sections you will find our top selection of sweaters, cardigans and turtlenecks, warm and light for total comfort. For newborns, we offer the softest baby covets, popular baby shower gifts. We have also designed a selection of colourful cashmere accessories to mix and match with your favourite
sweaters, as well as blankets, pillows, traveller sets and another cashmere décor to help you relax in your time spent at home.
T: +254 734-699469- 74
Kipato Unbranded is a social enterprise in Kenya that collaborates with local artists, promoting their talents and
skills and giving them access to markets. Kipato Unbranded is about beauty and unique designs. We create jewellery that is inspired by everyday people and for everyday people. Our pieces are made from local materials that include brass, recycled bone, and beads.
Our shareholders are 5 young women from different cultures and backgrounds – an international group that is
committed to seeing this vision and mission exceed in every way possible by contributing their skills in the law, in
design, in marketing and branding. The name Kipato Unbranded conveys our mission to empower our artists:
50% of our profits go directly to the artists who create the jewellery.
T: 0701 407936 or 0717551093
Kara is an aesthetically designed clothing line by two friends, fascinated by the progressive blend of eastern and western wear. Kara's recent collections have played with bright colours as well as earthy tones, accents of feathers, Swarovski and pearls.
Designers: Roshaane Imran and Khadija Usman
T: 0724575886/ 0724003532
Kapoeta by Ambica is a luxury collection of handmade feather jewellery and accessories where each unique feather piece beautifully combines edgy, extravagant and elegant. As an African eco-fashion brand founded in 2010, Ambica supports ethical and sustainable sourcing, production and design. Inspired by her travels through Spain, North Africa and India, she discovered a dynamic fusion of culture and fashion where colours and dimensions came to life in unique and surprising ways.
Ambica works closely with the fly-tying community in Kenya where she collects the offcuts and recycles the feathers into her creations. Her designs are personally handcrafted into unique and eccentric collections that never cease to captivate the imagination nor peak your curiosity. All materials are ethically sourced from local entrepreneurs and
individuals with the aim of empowering and supporting the local community and environment.
Her designs are complemented by antique Indian/Ethiopian silver or brass from Niger/Cote d’Ivoire and African trade beads.
Designer: Ambica Shah
T: +254 711 760240
Founded in 2016 by Rebecca Muriuki, Kahaari (ka-haa-ri) originates from the Swahili word “Kifahari” which means elegant. Kahaari is a collection of African inspired designs that are a self-expression of beauty, elegance, simplicity and different personalities.
We take great pride in the quality of the fabrics and output our designs. Our African-based fabrics, also known as Ankara and Dashiki, are sourced from all over the continent to create quality pieces for women and children for any occasion. Our skilled artisans in Nairobi delicately and carefully handcraft each piece with African love!
At Kahaari, you will find a range of contemporary dress designs with surprising sleeve styles, elegant skirts that
can be worn on a range of occasions and the cutest children’s dresses and skirts that form part of our “mommy and me” collection.
Designer Rebecca Muriuki
T: +254 716 015 123
Hamaji; meaning Nomad in coastal Swahili is a luxury ethical bohemian fashion brand created around preserving ancient textile traditions and craftsmanship while empowering local small-scale artisans worldwide. Reigning from the heart of Africa, inspired by nomads; Hamaji was born in Kenya in 2015 by designer Louise Sommerlatte.
The collections of unique bohemian accessories & apparel have an eclectic nomad spirit meet boho traveller feel; combining textured prints with embroidery, hand beading, leather and traditional nomadic amulets.
Designer: Louise Sommerlatte
T: +254 702533055
Diosa came about when a lack of Bohemian fashion was sensed in a very fashion savvy Kenyan Society. With pure fabrics in cotton and crepes, prints to suit to warm climates, this collection adorns comfort for all ages.
Designer: Palak Kamdar
Adara, a Greek word meaning ‘one who is beautiful’, epitomizes the simplicity that lies in achieving beauty through understanding one’s own skin. The world agrees that beauty runs skin deep –and we’re in the business of making this a reality for all our clients.
The word Cosmedics is created from two words: cosmetics and medical. Cosmetics refer to products
that are meant to enhance appearance while medical cosmetic products and services are those that are a notch higher than what one would find in pharmacies and beauty spas. Adara guarantees you the best of both of worlds and where these two aspects blend is really where our expertise reveals itself.
Built upon the principle of youth and vitality, Adara is selling a skincare lifestyle whose aim is to encourage YOU to
REDEFINE YOUR OWN SKIN.
Go on, Be Bold. Be Beautiful. Be Adara.
Suite No.1, 2nd Floor The Greenhouse, Ngong
Road P.O Box 21912 – 00505,
T: 0708 752542 | 0708 752547
Based in London, with Kenyan and Indian roots; inspired by our ancient ancestral heritage and all things beautiful and kind..fusing this to blend with current fashion – that is a Kasturjewel – luxurious, stylish, forever.
We’re really stoked to be back again at the fabulous Fashion High Tea! This year’s collection will focus on a carefully curated series of mismatched, alternate earrings very much on trend for global SS18 mood boards; regal peacocks in all their grandeur and a picture series of elements that inspire us continuously
T: +44 751 290 7522
I am a Self- Made Artist, I created Boho, Gypsy style Wearable Art using my original drawings, doodles & paintings. These pieces are exclusive and one offs. Very comfortable to wear, either formally or beachwear. They include Scarves, Kaftans, Dresses, Bangles, Clutch Bags & Rings.
Travellers Gift Shop was started by two Kenyan women who wanted to showcase the talent and quality of workmanship that Kenyans have to offer. We believe in the art of the “Upcycle” and use off-cuts from Luxury Tent Manufacturer East African Canvas and to turn it into our beautiful bags, wallets, coolers and so much more. We can also custom design & stitch custom items for you want with our unique style to help compliment your design ideas.
T: +254 711 897 942.
Blueline Gifts will be trading 2 brands at the 2018 Fashion High Tea.
Guided by two principles—elegant design and innovation. The brand encompasses a full lineup of products focused on improving the beverage experience, by maintaining an optimal drinking temperature.
XD Design is the proud designer and producer of the awarded and worldwide popular original Bobby Anti-Theft Backpack.
Fruity Fruit Plaza
71 Muthithi Road
M: +254 722 340 999
Carole Kinoti is a luxury clothing brand that has been in the market for the last 10 years.
It was created by Designer Carole Kinoti and operated as La Casa Designers. La Casa Designers started as a made to measure line where clients would have their dresses designed and stitched by us to suit all occasions.
The creativity of the designs and neatness of the work done could not be compared to many in the market and La Casa Designers’ clients grew. Due to demand in the market, the brand grew to include bridal gowns and wedding outfits and occasion dresses.
We recently ventured into the corporate market where we design and stitch corporate uniforms for hotels, banks and other corporate organizations. Our uniforms are made from the finest fabrics available in the market and our designs aim to make the employee comfortable and at ease when going through he/her day to day job.
Designer: Carol Kinoti
Carole Kinoti, Marcus Garvey Rd, off Argwings
Kodhek Rd, Hurlingham
Nairobi, Kenya 00200
T: 0780 474773
Fierce Jewel is a luxury brand of women’s clothing designed for the very love of life. The clothing reflects a sense of energy and flamboyance. Fierce Jewel is the Colour of Happy!
Most of the styles are statement pieces to spice up the basic look.
Solomon’s Stump, Lower Kabete.
Designer: Kitty Ondeng’
Koki Designs propose unique, vibrant outfits and accessories for women, men and children. Their main fabrics – cotton and silk are designed by their fashion house and are hand woven in Ethiopia especially for them. They also create traditional accessories such as ties made from hand painted silk or handwoven fabric and scarves and leather
bags with lively colours. The Koki jewellery is all- handmade, as are their beaded leather sandals and ballerinas. They take extra care in getting to know our clients need and to create something very special which will have a valuable place at hearts.
Designer Kokeb Zemed Pinard |
T: 0705 245 717
MIA KORA is a collection of scarves and shawls that is centered around the concept of WEARING ART. We have been credited for bridging the gap between Art and Fashion for the past 5 years, highlighting the use of paintings in the fashion industry. Mia Kora now has a portfolio of artists whose diverse work keeps our collections unusual. We have teamed up with SABAI WEARABLE ART, which has taken our concept on board, Artists works feature on dresses, tunics, tops as well as intricately decorated and embellished sarees.
We are proud to be associated in conservation efforts with R.E.S.C.U.E, HELPING RHINOS and AMBOSELI ELEPHANT TRUST
Artist: Priya Shah
T: +44 7895 711331 / +254 733 782 788
Founded by Rakhee Shah in 2012, Maisha Concept is a globally inspired fashion and lifestyle brand aimed at the globally conscious consumer. Maisha means “giving life” in Swahili, and through Maisha and contemporary designs, Rakhee aims to resurrect the culture, heritage and skill of local artisans and textile manufacturers around the globe.
Maisha is best known for its rich, vibrant fabrics which have been physically sourced from various exotic locations. Rakhee works with small, independent artisans in a bid to support the traditions of local communities and preserve ancestral knowledge.
Each piece from the collection is one-of-a-kind, with its own story and symbolism, created with care, devotion and an eye for detail. Maisha aims to bring vibrancy and a unique flare back into your wardrobe.
Designer Rakhee Shah
T +852 65768394