Kaijuka Abbas brings Gypsies to Swahili Fashion Week

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Abbas Kaijuka cut his teeth into the showcasing world last year at Swahili Fashion Week (SFW) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has since taken major strides in growing his brand Kai’s Divo Collection. No wonder the organizers of the SFW came calling again this year and graced the runway with a collection dubbed Gypsy.

The collection consists of varying materials and designs characterized by eclectic but smart cuts of sassy male outfits to create a new men's fashion sphere with gigantic head pieces inspired by the royal and antique of the Egyptian gods and goddesses and Persian designs.

The feminine pieces comprise of elegant and stylishly stitched draped dresses with ruffles, blended with bright colours like red, soothing ones like peach, off-white and hues of black to add a bit of drama to the simple princess-like ball gowns and chick classic attires. The audience totally loved the collection.

Kais Divo Collection also showcased at Men’s Fashion Week Nigeria and  Mtindo Africka fashion show in Nairobi, Kenya in October including a number of local showcases. 

Some photos from his SFW17 collection

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