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The Festival for Fashion and Arts (FAFA) is slated to take place on November 17, 2012at 6 p.m. at Silver Ring, Ngong Race Course, in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s theme is FAFA Insight 2012 : Rebranding Africa.
The participating designers this year are Anna Adero, Arapapa, Bella Matata, Betty Vanetti, Doreen Mashika, John Kaveke, Kooroo, KikoRomeo, Kofi Ansah, Lalesso, Mame Fagueye Ba, Monica Kanari, Moo Cow, Palvika Rathod, Pathe’O, Patricia Mbela, Paul-Hervé Elisabeth, Sally Karago, Tiffany Amber, Thula Sindi, and Kwesi Nti.
FAFA was set-up in 2008 during the post-election violence which took place in Kenya. As many countries throughout the region continue to know human rights abuse, civil unrest and war, FAFA aims to change perceptions of other communities, one mind at a time, by exploring and bridging cultures through fashion, art and music.
This year sees the introduction of several new projects including ‘FAFA Insight’ which is focused on giving young, up and coming designers and creative enthusiasts an opportunity to showcase their talents and network with professionals in the creative industries through a series of competitions, workshops and master classes.