Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Fall Edition


The Fall Edition this month was amazing...yes we did it again!


Over 90 exhibitors, the products were fresh, unique and vibrant. Everyone knew what they had come to do and they did it well. Market, market, market and sell their products.
From hair to nails to skin, clothes jewellery, accessories, household products, travel and books, we had it all.

Apart from the traffic jam along ngong road due to the Nairobi Trade Fair putting a damper on the rate of attendance, the atmosphere was great, lot's of people still managed to come through and the grounds was buzzing with activity.

Did I mention beautiful products? It was a feast for your eyes. Frantic shoppers went back and forth all afternoon, getting their best buys, only stopping for a break at the concession area for a drink, snack or to watch the fashion shows.

Some would visit the APA Insurance and Nairobi Women's Hospital for free health talks, health checks, health and insurance advice and for some more material on breast cancer awareness.

Shark Energy set up some swanky shark bars, providing refreshments that proved to be quite popular at the end og the weekend.

For loads of images and comments of the Fall Edition follow the links below to our facebook pages:






Nairobi Fashion Market

http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.514232921922024.124272.147372538608066&type=1
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.512478182097498.123952.147372538608066&type=3
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.511667528845230.123799.147372538608066&type=3

Legit Photography
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.387481321321033.86122.252870861448747&type=3

Kenya Buzz
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151114812611720.426149.299728151719&type=1

Hood Junction
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.252761278180404.55592.203350986454767&type=1

















Sunday, 30 September 2012

SHOWCASING AT NFM: SNEAK PEEK OF THE DESIGNERS


This weekend of the 6th & 7th October will be full of activity.This time, we have a blend of our favorites, newcomers and top designers in the country. For the emerging designers, it's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best and to take their passion to another level. We are proud of them and hoping to see more of you out there.

Showcasing are:


Kaveke




Zaramu






WanguJeans


 

YakaYeke


 

Tujipambe


 

A La Mode Africa


 

SaraKaray


 

 

Tots to Teens



 

 Afrostreet Kollections







Saturday, 22 September 2012

A little more about the medical camp!


How many have been affected by breast & cervical cancer either directly or indirectly? How many ladies know how to give themselves a breast examination? How many know that breast & cervical cancer are t...
he highest killers of women worldwide? How many know that Men can also get breast cancer? How many know it can be prevented, treated and cured if you are diagnosed early enough?.....Got you thinking?

Come and get a wealth of resources and knowledge at our "health camp", sponsored by APA Insurance and Nairobi Women's Hospital.
APA Insurance is committed to increasing awareness and education on cancer, its symptoms and ways of living healthy. They will be offering a 20% discount on Femina Cover as well as on their Domestic Package Cover. They will also have lots of branded merchandise to give to our visitors

Nairobi Women's Hospital is offering free health talks from experts, highly discounted mammograms and pap smears in the privacy of the NWH Mammovan.Other check ups such as Body Mass Index and Blood sugar count will be free.They will also hand out informative literature to take home with you.

We are grateful for this opportunity because this is our time to be supportive of the awareness of these diseases. Time to give back! If you Love Fashion, Love yourself and start from the inside. Save the life of a mother, sister, wife, daughter. Much Love!

APA Insurance

What products does APA have that cater for cancers patients?
APA Insurance has over time developed products that meet the needs of the population. Femina is one such product that provides cover for breast cancer, cervical and prostate cancer patients.
About Femina
FEMINA is a cash benefit for any policy holder diagnosed with Breast, Cervical  or prostate cancer.
How does it work?
APA Insurance provides a cash benefit to policy holders immediately after being diagnosed with cancer. It’s the patient’s choice on what they want to do with the money but mostly goes into treatment.
The Plan pays cash on diagnosis and does not require any checkup before signing up. One only needs to complete a simple application form.

What are the specifications if I want to sign up?

         Benefit  
20-29yrs             
30-39yrs           
40+
Kshs 250,000/-
Kshs 1,000/-
Kshs 1,550/-
Kshs 2,000/-
Kshs 500,000/-
Kshs  1,950/-
Kshs 3,000/-
Kshs 3,950/-

Facts about Cancer
  • Anybody can get breast cancer; it affects women of all ages, races and social classes.
  • Men do get breast cancer as well and up to now, there are no known causes of breast cancer.
  • Having one or more of the risk factors associated with breast cancer does not necessarily mean one will develop the disease and not all breast lumps are cancerous - only one out of nine lumps is cancerous.
  • Breast cancer is curable if detected early.

Why is APA participating in this year’s Nairobi Fashion Market?
APA Insurance is committed to increasing awareness and education on cancer, its symptoms and ways of living healthy. The NFM is one platform through which APA insurance is doing this with a focus on Breast Cancer awareness.
At the NFM, we will be offering a 20% discount on Femina Cover as well as on our Domestic Package Cover.  We will also have lots of branded merchandise to give to our visitors.
All the companies in the Group; Apollo Life Assurance Ltd, Apollo Asset Management Co. and Gordon Court Ltd will be exhibiting so come and find out more about us.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

NFM Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month



Theme for NFM Fall 2012: Think Pink
·         October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NFM has dedicated this event to increasing awareness of breast cancer and its associated risks by teaming up with APA Insurance; a member of the Apollo Group of Companies and Nairobi Women’s Hospital
·         Nairobi Women’s Hospital is offering Free Health talks and highly discounted medical check ups. They will also offer Mammograms for checking breast cancer and cervical cancer testing in the Mammovan, all at discounted rates
·         APA Insurance will be promoting Femina ; a policy that covers breast, and cervical cancer with premiums as low as KES 1,000 a year providing up to KES 250,000 cash compensation  in the event of a diagnosis. They are also offering a discount of 20% on any Femina cover purchased during the month of October including the NFM weekend


About NFM
·         The Fall edition will be the fifth NFM since it inspirational debut in 2010
·         NFM will host over 90 exhibitors from all genre of fashion and lifestyle.
·         Fashion Shows: Kaveke, Zaramu,  Sarakaray, AfroStreet Kollections, Fashion Finesse, Wangujeans, Yaka Yeke,  Tujipambe, A la Mode Africa
·         Entertainment: Live music by Ricky Nanjero & Marafiki. Saturday evening performance by “Shinde” formerly of the group Tatu. Also featuring sultry trio Kijani
·         Chill Out Zones:  Food and Drink. Shark Energy Drink  introducing Shark Bars for your refreshment at the event
·         New Fun Arcade: Bouncy castles, trampoline, quad bikes, Wii games, pool tables, pony rides and rodeo bulls
·         These glittering events are a highlight of the Nairobi social calendar and the largest outdoor shopping experience in Kenya
·         Over 8,000 people attended our events last year.
·         Bargains, must-haves and special treats in a maze of over 80 market stalls showcasing the best of local & international fashion.
·         Progressive African fashion and design in clothing, jewelry, accessories, interiors and lifestyle - and all at great prices. ‘
·         Beautiful fabrics from all over the continent cut into stylish outfits.
·         Handcrafted accessories, jewelry and a range of beauty, cosmetic and lifestyle products.  
·         The latest of what’s trending in the western world and the International scene, all at your doorstep.
·         Fantastic giveaways on Radio promos with Classic 105 and Kiss 100 FM
Our Partners
Shark Energy Drink, APA Insurance a member of the Apollo Group, SuzieBeauty, I Love…, Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Classic 105 and KISS 100, Fashion Idol & Style Icon


Lynette Anderson, CEO and founder Nairobi Fashion Market:
“We are working hard to put on a fabulous day for the lifestyle conscious. We are confident that the October event will build on the experience and success of past events and will be the best day out in Nairobi this year”.
 “NFM will be showcasing Kenya’s most exciting designers on our catwalk including Kaveke, Fashion Finesse, Afro Street Kollection, SaraKaray, Zaramu Designs, Tujipambe, A la Mode designs, Wangu Jeans and Yaka Yeke. NFM is particularly privileged to be showcasing John Kaveke’s new collection inspired by his success at Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos and London Fashion Week.
Terry Michuki, Event Co-ordinator
“Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime and we all need to understand it and the risks better and learn to Think Pink!”
 “We are delighted to have NWH and APA on board to enhance awareness of Breast Cancer, its treatments and Insurance Plans such as Femina”  
Enthusiastic Visitor last event:
But it’s not all shopping, “fashion is in the air we breathe …” said one enthusiastic visitor at the last event.  NFM makes this a reality and hosts a spacious and vibrant entertainment area. It includes bars, restaurants, chill-out zones, live music, and amazing fun areas for kids and young teens.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

BRINGING OUT THE BEAST AT NFM!


NFM is proud to announce our Fall Edition 2012 sponsor, Shark Energy. 
The Fruitier, Sweeter and More Refreshing Energy Drink.

Unlike most other brands that use artificial caffeine, SHARK uses natural caffeine from coffee beans and together with other ingredients; it provides a sustained release of inner energy. This and natural flavourings make it fruitier and more refreshing than other energy drinks.

SHARK has attacked the energy drink market on all continents and is found in the hottest clubs and bars and the coolest cafes.

SHARK does not only satisfy a frenzied thirst, but with its fruiter taste, has also become a well-established mixer. It’s available in a number of variations including carbonated, sugar-free and even non-carbonated.

View the SHARK Energy Drink 2012 Television commercial



 You'll catch them at the event, Bringing Out The Beast and refreshing all you fab shoppers.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Ken Gor Krafts - For Unisex Accessories

In my experience as a designer, I've had the opportunity to work with a young, talented man called Ken of Ken Gor Crafts. He is an expert in beadwork and does some beautiful collections of jewellery and accessories. In the heart of the Karen Market, I recently paid him a visit and couldn't help but take pics of these beaded bracelets, which he says are unisex, but I like the way they looked on him.
Many guys buy the simple Kenya flag bracelets most popularly found at Maasai Market, I think you should try these unique designs and, bound to be worn by many in the near future. Well done Ken.


See you at NFM this October.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Backstage at NFM!

These amazing photos were taken by Sam backstage of our Spring Edition. Ever wonder what happens backstage? Well these photos depicts calmness, sexiness, organization and confidence of our models, designers and show producers just before they step out to the enthralled crowd.

Thank You Sam ;-)

For more images from Sam visit http://www.life-and-art.net/2012/04/nairobifashionmarket/







Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Promoting Designers at NFM

A big thank you to our designers last March...really making a name for themselves, and coming up with the best, affordable, wearable and truly authentic fashion collections. Proudly Kenyan. ever since NFM I, I see more and more of our shoppers and clients rocking these looks, embracing what we've got right here at home.
For more on fashion shows from our previous events, go to this link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nairobi-Fashion-Market/147372538608066

AfroStreet Collections

AfroStreet Collections, designed by model Yvonne Odhiambo

AfroStreet Collections

Yaka Yeke

Yaka Yeke

Yaka Yeke

Zaramu Designs

Zaramu Designs

Masai Couture

Masai Couture
Simpli Pretti

Simpli Pretti

Zaramu Designs

Yaka Yeke