Sunday, 7 April 2013

Who's who in Kenyan Fashion: AFROSTREET KOLLEKTIONS

Melanie Wachie (left), Yvonne Odhiambo (right)
What are your names?
My name is Yvonne Odhiambo and my partner Melanie Wachie

What or who is your inspiration?
We are inspired by the urge of people to look good and having a sense of fashion. That dress you have always seen on magazines that looks good and maybe you could want an african touch to it... We are inspired by the challenge of working with a clients' fantasies and actually bringing it to reality their satisfaction.
Apart from that, we are inspired by the fact that we are contributing to the growth of the fashion industry in Kenya. A few of the designers we look up to and respect include John Kaveke, Liz Ogumbo, Patricia Mbela, Moocow amonst others

Do you generate income?
 Yes, it is our source of income at that moment. We've come from making door to door sales to setting up our own store in town.

What's Afrostreet's style?

Afrostreet's style is timeless, from the maxi chiffon dresses you can wear just about anywhere to the fabulous Kittenge dresses that are comfortable for any event...and their dashing colors are just amazing.

Who are your customers?
Our customers are from that toddler who smiles the minute she puts on a Kitenge outfit, to the teenager whose self esteem is at the roof top, to that lady or gentleman who just wants to stand out in the crowd because they look absolutely FAB!

Have you showcased before?
Yes we have showcased before at the Nairobi Fashion Market for the 2nd time now and the experience was absolutely awesome. We are always looking forward to the next NFM

How do we find you?
We are based in the Nairobi CBD along Standard Street, Caxton House next to 680 Hotel,
You can find us on Facebook - Afrostreet Kollektions
You can also reach us on these numbers:
+254 724 207 517
+254 722 250 035
+254 711 176 035

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