KANGA FASHION FESTIVAL ABUJA
Hey beautiful people, thank God it’s Friday! While I'm excited for the weekend I already know it’s going to be so full with barely anytime to rest. Nevertheless thank God its Friday.
As mentioned, last week Saturday I attended the Kanga Fashion Festival at the Flaming Flamingo Rooftop in Gwarimpa. The event was organized by sisters Aysha and Amira who actually blog at Kanga Magazine. Now when I was contacted about the event I was quite excited. We all know that Lagos people have all the fun when it comes to fashion, networking events or basically all events in general, case in point the ongoing Social Media Week.
Now beside the Pamdora Store Launch, this is the only other blogging related event that I've attended (this has to change). The event started in classic African style, beginning almost two hours late (African time smh), can't blame the organizers though.
There were a lot of familiar faces in attendance and I took a lot of pictures so stay with me guys.
The event had people slaying in style like the lovely lady in a low cut, who upon interaction I found out her name is actually Mide. Don’t you just love how she incorporated ankara into an everyday look? I'll definitely be trying this out once I get a new pair of jeans. I also loved how this second lady rocked this look, modest but oh so stylish, she kind of reminded me of Hafsah of Hafymo with this style.
There were quite a few designers who showcased their designs, however due to the organization it was quite hard to hear the names. Shout out to the above designers especially Salamay Co,the designer of that ankara kimono, amazing job, I'd definitely rock the hell out of that piece.
The designs by Wadzz RTW were my all-time favourite, a round of applause to the designer. I mean there was so much cohesion with the fabric selection and elegant style. She also got such beautiful models to rock those items and I was instantly reminded of me and my friends having a glam moment. I also love the modesty of the collection and the incorporation of the various trends including the flared sleeve, bell sleeves, ruffles, cold shoulder and the pyjama trend. Can you see I'm in love? She nailed it hands down. It really is awesome to see our local designers coming up, this has to be one of the only perks of the current forex crisis. So yes to Made in Nigeria.
Design by Fadesomi, talk about English wear meets Ankara African print. I liked the simplicity of the pieces. Florals are definitely making a comeback this year.
There were several bloggers in attendance which was great as everyone was so friendly. You know when you follow people online for a while, they become friends in your head and you finally meet them and it turns out great? That was how I felt. I had a great time with Larisa of Larisasdiary and her friend Winifred. I also met Vanessa of Stylebyohaha, who I had been following on twitter prior the event. And I met Janet of Lifestylebyjanet who was wearing one of the designers, Fadesomi. You can see fashion blogger in Abuja are more than we think lol.
Deola of Portableisthenewhot,such a sweet lady, we actually met in Cross River state where we both did our NYSC last year
Mabel of Mabelozumba, yall should tell her to come back oh
Bella of Iambrownie also came and as expected her makeup was on point. I also met Indianarose. Hanifa was there as well, I don't know why I didn’t say hi.
With Mia one of the founders
Big thumbs up to the organizers for a great initiative. Of course with every event there were some areas that needed improvement but I know it’s not easy. So I applaud the Kanga team and look forward to more of such events, Abuja people we need to step up.
Did you attend the Kanga Fashion Festival? What were your thoughts? Have you met online people in real life, what was your experience? Which designer was your favourite? Would you like to see more posts like this? If you’re in Abuja, would you be interested in more networking events like this?
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