Creative DNA presents: The Nairobi x London sessions a series of virtual panel discussions on Friday 18th September & Saturday 19th 2020.
Creative DNA is a British Council programme funded by the Development Office designed to support fashion businesses in Kenya develop skills, knowledge and networks in Kenya and the UK. It does this by supporting a contemporary exploration of Kenya’s fashion value chain, through research, creative enterprise and storytelling. Learn more about the designers and their brands that are being incubated as part of this programme.
In response to COVID-19, the Creative DNA team developed an online series dubbed Fashion Fridays’ that explored different perspectives on shared global challenges in the fashion value chains in Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The ‘Fashion Fridays’ title is also inspired by the recent Kenya government directive inviting all civil servants to wear “Made in Kenya” designs to work every Friday. The Nairobi x London sessions form a London Fashion Week edition of the series bringing varied perspectives to conversations on the future of Fashion Weeks, sustainability and pivoting in uncertain times.
Panel Discussion 1: How COVID-19 has affected Fashion Businesses – a comparison of the UK & Kenyan Fashion industries –
Panel Discussion 2: Nairobi x London | Fashion Revolution on Sustainability & Alternative Fibres in Kenya
Second session hosted by @fashrev_kenya ‘s Chair @wangari_nyanjui discussing her findings of the recently completed research paper into alternative Sustainable fibres in Kenya with @niamhtuft the Global Network Manager of @fash_rev
Panel Discussion 3: Nairobi x London | Leading Fashion Weeks in Africa
The final session will be a discussion between Leading Africa’s Fashion Week founders @gwavah of Kampala Fashion Week & @adamaparis of Dakar Fashion Week and @cosmopolitanuk Shopping editor @_alexisbennett