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25.02.2017
#FHT2017 #ZENFHT
TICKETS KSH 6500

WELCOME TO ZEN FASHION HIGH TEA 2017


Zen Garden will be hosting its annual most fashionable 7th FASHION HIGH TEA event celebrating Haute Couture in Kenya on Saturday 25th February 2017 from 2:00pm – 8:00pm. The previous six 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 February!





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Love for a Cause

In line with our previous events, which have supported various charitable causes. This year, we will be supporting Imani’s Children’s Home in Kayole – a home that educates, nurtures and transforms the lives of abandoned and orphaned children. As well as Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), which is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums (Kibera, Mathare & Mukuru) by providing critical services for all and education and leadership development for women and girls. 





What to expect this year

Staged amid the lush gardens of Zen, the Runway is going to be extravagant, with intimate table seating for all the guests to enjoy. Gorgeous models will strut the catwalk in stunning couture from both local and international designer labels.


As usual, Zen will be creating an elaborate High Tea Menu. The lavish menu will include a Sushi Bar, Cheese Corners, Ice Cream Bars and Burger Stations. There will also be Beer, Wine, Champagne & Cocktail Bars for all the guests to enjoy!


Look out for the unique Fashion & Floral Installations, creating the perfect backdrop for photography!

Sponsors

Browns
Castle Lite
Cointreau
Delias
EatOut Kenya
Kiss100 FM
MAC
MPW
Nomadic Tents
Remy Martin
Slater-Whittaker
Subati
Taittinger
Yummy Magazine

Designers

Afrostreet Collections

AFROSTREET KOLLEKTION

KENYA

Founded in 2011 by Yvonne Odhiambo, Afrostreet Kollektion is a sparkling African fashion brand with a distinguished style.  Although of Kenyan roots, AK has developed into a line of international appeal, thanks to the vision and expertise of its creative team. The design are mainly ankara (the African Print Fabric-Kitenge) mixed with lace, chiffon, stretch fabric, linen, khaki material and many other fabrics to bring out the African Culture with a western touch to it.

Award winning Afrostreet Kollektion strive to achieve excellence status in African fashion.
Contact | Yvonne Odihambo
T: 0724 207 517

Carole Kinoti

CAROLE KINOTI - ON THE ZEN RUNWAY

KENYA

 

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
E carolinekinoti11@gmail.com

 
EYERIS The Optometrists

EYERIS The Optometrists

KENYA

Eyeris is a contemporary eyewear boutique, offering comprehensive eye exams and the latest in vision and style for spectacles and sunglasses. This trendy boutique stocks up the latest, most fashionable sunglasses from top designers including, Tom Ford, Gucci, Chopard and Jimmy Choo!

43 General Mathenge Drive, Westlands
Nairobi, Kenya

T: 0718 181000 / 0735 181000

KANGARUI

KANGARUI

KENYA/TOKYO

Rui Yamashita is the surface designer behind Kangarui. She was born in Japan, raised in Kenya and her life experiences are reflected in each of her designs. A quirky fusion style, filled with colour and often with animals found in East Africa, she wishes to spread her safari love around the world. Her passion has always been to get dirty and be creative by exploring all sorts of materials and tools, playing heavily with layers. Her designs are currently sold at Urban Outfitters, Target, BHG, Houzz, and many other stores worldwide, with her own exclusive line available in Kenya.

The name 'Kangarui' sounds like an animal often found in Australia, but it is actually a combination of Kanga (or Khanga, a traditional textile from Kenya, often used as headscarves and sarongs) and her first name, Rui. Kanga-Rui.

Designer | Rui Yamashita
www.kangarui.com

Kipato Unbranded

Kipato Unbranded

KENYA

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 jewelry 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 jewelry.

E: kipatounbranded@gmail.com
T: 0717551093
www.kipatounbranded.com

KOKI DESIGNS

KOKI DESIGNS

ETHIOPIA/KENYA

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 hand woven fabric and scarves and leather bags with lively colours. The Koki jewellery is all-hand made, 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
E kokidesigns@yahoo.com

KSHMR BY KUONI

KSHMR BY KUONI

KENYA

KSHMR by Kuoni was created in March 2016. Newly launched through various pop-ups in Kenya, they have sourced high-end manufactures of cashmere who produce a wide variety of knitwear for women, men and infants.

 

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.

 

In our women's 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, which have been very popular as 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 and other cashmere décor to help you relax in your time spent at home.

Their boutique will (hopefully!) be open in the new part of Village Market on the 2nd of April 2017. In the intrim, their products can be purchased through private appointments with the founder.

Contact | elena@kshmrbykuoni.com

Mara + Elle

Mara + Elle

LONDON

Express your personality and unique style with Mara+Elle statement jewellery.

Our easy to wear pieces will help you take your look to the next level and stand out from the crowd. Our choice of gold plated, silver and black gold finishes means that you’ll be sure to find something you love.

Our jewellery incorporates naturally sourced precious stones, semi precious stones, druzy quartz and baroque pearls. We celebrate the unique variations of every stone and pearl. Each piece is hand made in India by our talented artisan craftsmen using modern and ancient techniques such as our personal favourite, hand painted enamel.

Contact: Simran Bedi
E: Simran@gupzsaund.com
T: 0728 260687

MIA KORA

MIA KORA

LONDON/KENYA

The brainchild of two friends, Priya Shah (the 'dream alchemist') and Charanjeet Mehangra (the ‘chief fabricologist'), MIA KORA is a collection of scarves and shawls that is centered around the concept of WEARING ART.

Originally inspired solely by Priya’s artwork, we now have a growing portfolio of talented artists whose diverse work keeps our collections unique, creating on-trend collections every season.

 

Teaming up with Christopher Coleman (the ‘Hippie Banker’) of THIS WAY TO HEAVEN who shares our passion, we are working towards creating a movement and building our portfolio of Artists giving you an exceptional range of the finest prints enabling people to walk around ‘Wearing Art’

 

‘MIA KORA & THIS WAY TO HEAVEN salutes artists, whose talents reach out much further than the frame they are put in…’

 

Artist - Priya Shah
M +44 7895 711331
E priya@miakora.com 
   
www.miakora.com

MICHAEL SOI

MICHAEL SOI

KENYA

Michael W. Soi (1972) is a Kenyan artist who has been working in Nairobi since 1995 after completion of his fine art and art history studies.

Soi is inspired by contemporary life in Nairobi. His work provides a photographic diary of Nairobi and is a satirical commentary of social, economic and political trends. His work explores relationships – intergenerational, interracial or generally what he calls the economics of love, commercial sex work and popular culture within the context of globalization & consumerism.

www.michaelsoistudio.com

MIRAYAS BOUTIQUE

MIRAYAS BOUTIQUE - ON THE ZEN RUNWAY

INDIA/KENYA

Fashion Designer Shashi Mediratta has become the epitome of classic Indo-ethnic fashion in Kenya. With product lines such as ready to wear “east meets west” designs, traditional bridal-wear, ethnic fabrics, jewelry, accessories. Explore who the woman behind these exceptional creations is.

 

Designer Shashi Mediratta
T 0722610545

Mtazamo – Security In Sight

Mtazamo

KENYA

Protect your home, Protect your business, Protect your life.

Security just got smarter with Mtazamo, a young and dynamic company with only one goal in mind - to bring consumers smart, simple, innovative and affordable home security solutions.

Knowing the true cost of crime, Mtazamo partnered with French Company, netatmo, to offer you home and commercial security solutions. Netatmo products send real-time alerts straight to your smartphone, so knowing where your loved ones are and who’s in your home or office is now right at your fingertips. This is smart security.

Products include the Welcome Camera – an indoor security camera with face recognition, Netatmo Tags – Waterproof security sensors for doors and windows that sense vibrations and Netatmo Presence Camera – Outdoor security camera that lets you know instantly about what happens outside your home.

www.mtazamo.com

NJEMA HELENA

NJEMA HELENA - ON THE ZEN RUNWAY

KENYA

Njema Helena is a fashion company established in Nairobi, Kenya, founded by 2 sisters Cecilia & Anika Ostman and their mother Anne Ostman. It strives to create modern fashion with an African aesthetic for everyday life, while ensuring ethical of all its products in Kenya. All materials and fabrics are sourced from Africa and all products are produced exclusively in Kenya, encouraging local trade and employment, as well as providing training and new growth opportunities for Njema’s dressmakers. The Njema Helena brand is headed by Creative Director Cecilia Ostman, who graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Cecilia has designed for international fashion labels including Ralph Lauren.

 

Designer Cecilia Ostman
E ceciliaostman@njemahelena.com

PIKAY CREATIONS

PIKAY CREATIONS

CANADA

Pikay Creations is founded by Priyanka Khimasia. After experimenting with many forms of art while growing up in Toronto, she found her niche in jewellery making sparked by her fascination with both natural and crafted beads along with her passion for design.

 

While studying urban planning in university, she continued to experiment in beading techniques and decided to pursue a jewellery design and fabrication course at l’Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy. There she explored metal smiting, wax molding, jewellery design and trend forecasting. After her return to Toronto in 2010, she launched Pikay Creations and grew the business through participation in arts & crafts shows, and an eCommerce site in 2013.

Currently she has chosen to create an African inspired jewellery line incorporating handmade and ethically sourced beads.

www.pikayjewelry.com

PINK SAVANNAH

PINK SAVANNAH

KENYA

2 girls, a pair o’ pliers and a dream. The inspiration of the De Guzman sisters, the Pink Savannah jewelry and accessories collection are an expression of colours, life, personality, fused into contemporary, chic, tribal and functional designs for today’s urban and hip. Our designs are hand crafted and where possible, we incorporate recycled materials. Pink Savannah is about fun, its about trendy, but most of all its about looking great everyday

 

Designers Glena de Guzman-Jiwani & Glaiza de Guzman  
   M +254 731 000089 | 0722 762505
E info@thepinksavannah.com
www.thepinksavannah.com

POTPOURRI

POTPOURRI

KENYA/INDIA

At Potpourri we curate thoughtful pieces we hope you'll treasure forever. We sell a range of women’s and men’s apparel and home decor.

Our style is simple, timeless and relaxed.

The women's wear is designed for the modern-day woman. It is a bold medley of drapes, prints, colours and more. The designs are age versatile and ever evolving. Delicately handcrafted by women to empower them; we are committed to revive, sustain and empower women by providing them with employment opportunities and inviting them to share the brand’s vision for new-age fashion.

The men's wear label is called Andamen. Andamen is a brand that stands for heritage, contemporary styling and the belief that fabulous quality should be affordable. The designs are driven by a simple passion: every shirt should do more than just look good. Each motif, each pattern, has a story to tell. Each of our shirts has two things in common: passion and excellence. We’ve crafted each one to celebrate its individuality and character, but also have been fanatic about making sure that the range is of a consistently high standard. We don’t settle for ‘ok’. Our job is to satisfy you and we’re only satisfied if you are.

"Being creative is not a hobby, but a way of life for us."

CONTACT |Drishti & Shruti
E | drishti.vohra@gmail.com / shruti.bahety@gmail.com

REPUBLI.KE

REPUBLI.KE

KENYA

Repubi.ke was founded by Annabel Onyango & Emma Caddy, their partnership and passion for fashion, with a strong #madeinkenya vision, has resulted in numerous fashion boutiques around Nairobi City.

Republi.ke is the go-to retail destination for affordable, on trend fashion and functions 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; making the Republi.ke shopping experience unique and experimental.

Contact| Annabel Onyango & Emma Caddy
E: info@republi-ke.com
www.republi-ke.com

ROCKLAND JEWELLERS

ROCKLAND JEWELLERS

KENYA

Rockland Jewellers is a new entrant to the Kenyan market, which offers a very niche and exclusive service of high-end accessories and jewelry to its clientele. Highly reputable designers both local and international exclusively design our jewelry.

We pride ourselves in the creation of hand crafted, classic and customized pieces. Rockland jewelers showcases and celebrates the natural beauty and elegance of Africa’s rarest precious colored stones.

Contact | Alice Muthama
T | 0724 292 291

SABAI

SABAI

KENYA

'SABAI' is a luxury prêt that depicts a sense of happiness, which is comfortable and relaxed. We showcase this state of tranquility through our clothing and accessories.

Contact | Priyal Dodhia
+254 724 247 711

SARA KARAY

SARA KARAY

KENYA

Sarakaray is a luxury, ready to wear fashion label launched on the 12th of May 2012. Sarakaray is based in Nairobi Kenya but with aims to become a global brand.

Two-fold culture is the main theme behind the Sarakaray brand. Two fold culture is the merging of Kenyan influences and international allure. It is dynamic, unpredictable, runway to street inspired.

The clothing line collections are based off the elements namely:  Earth.Air.Fire.Water. With a strong eye for tailoring and fit, the clothing line aims to create outfits that compliment every size. Sarakaray believes that every figure can look good in a custom made outfit at the hand of a creative designer.

SHIKHAZURI

SHIKHAZURI

KENYA

SHIKHAZURI fuses ethnic and tribal influences from around the world to create unique, contemporary and exquisite adornment that sets you apart from the crowd. This exclusive jewellery is handmade by the Founder and Designer, Shikha Vincent, using antique and contemporary beads, gemstones and rare artifacts sourced during her travels. Every piece bears a captivating story about the origin and cultural symbolism of each ethnographic element and stone. It results in jewellery infused with style, soul and history ~ as unique as the woman who wears it!  

Designer Shika Vincent
E shikha@shikhazuri.com
T 0733630011
www.shikhazuri.com

SILENCE BEYOND SYLLABLES

SILENCE BEYOND SYLLABLES

KENYA

Silence Beyond Syllables was set up by Para in who has worked with Henry Holland and Jonathan Saunders, with the aim of helping women connect with the fashion they wear. Dressed up for evening or down for day, Silence Beyond Syllables adds a unique modern twist to classic cuts using hand-dyed and digitally printed delicate silks that convey a poetic abstraction of insular beauty. 
The prints take influence from light refraction and geometric clean lines, portraying a futuristic take on romance and femininity. 
Colour is an essential part of this element, creating joy-enhancing moods, along with a sometimes eclectic and dreamy nature. This London-based women’s’ wear label will appeal to women who enjoy being free-spirited and urban, who take a unique approach to fashion and support the idea of an innovative modern design philosophy.

 

Designer Para Ma
E silencebeyondsyllables@gmail.com
P +254735349818 +447746902929 
www.silencebeyondsyllables.co.uk

SUAVE

SUAVE - ON THE ZEN RUNWAY

KENYA/INDIA

Suave by Simran Sethi has become a brand synonymous to extravagance and elegance. The demand for classic yet youthful Indo-Western clothing sparked the idea of Suave. The designer’s aim is to create pieces unique to her personality while catering to that of the woman of the 21st century. Suave is sophistication, style and charisma. Inspired by the vibrant colours and intricate embellishments found in the flora and fauna of Africa, Suave’s trend setting and exclusive designs reflects the numerous seasons and festivities found in both African and Indian cultures.

Designer Simran Sethi | T: +254 722 786 530

WAZAWAZI

WAZAWAZI

KENYA

Wazawazi Co. is an Afrocentric lifestyle brand out of Kenya that tells the story of modern day Africa - Africa that speaks the language of art, rich culture, high fashion, and superior craftsmanship. 

Leather is our main medium of expression. It is all about functional leather art.

Each collection is designed and created with the intention of making a personal statement. Each art piece is brought to life by a Wazawazi artist who understands the mission: to represent Africa's essence that is culturally expressive, magnificent, and unapologetic.

Our bags are made using high quality leather from right here in Kenya and are complimented by a range of carefully selected linings and accessories from different parts of the world. West African bone, horn, and brass beads are a popular accessory favourite. We strive to incorporate African-inspired techniques such as the world famous Maasai beading and Ngamiland weaving skills.

Be luxurious. Make your statement. Tell the African story.

www.wazawazi.co.ke