On Saturday 16th February, Nairobi’s biggest fashion event, The Fashion High Tea 2019 went down at the lush Zen Garden Restaurant.
This was the 9th edition of the popular luxe event that’s known to host the upwardly mobile class of Nairobians encompassing media personalities, fashionpreneurs, fashion enthusiasts, models, celebrities and even dignitaries.
The event prides itself on being one of the few local events that combine fashion and charity, by collaborating with philanthropist, Caroline Mutoko to support a charitable cause every year. Proceeds this year will go towards THE NEST A centre established in 1997 for the rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of children in conflict with the law and children of imprisoned mothers.
The event promises an afternoon of free-flowing drinks, food and biting, an impressive runway where models showcase designs by select local designers, pop up stores where you can shop for fashionable items, great music and ambiance. As expected, the organizers of the event did not disappoint as everything was up to par, not to mention, the weather was brilliant.
Attendees of the event brought their best fashion A game forward, interpreting the ‘high tea’ theme the best way they know how and some even adding an unexpected dimension to the somewhat complicated dress-code that many don’t seem to get right. Normally, the high tea theme is characterized by opulence.
Women are expected to wear respectable yet elegant clothing. No cut out figure hugging dresses, but more like flared hem dresses whose length is decent enough – tea length. The contemporary high tea theme is slowly changing and becoming accepting of pants, flashy colors and even outfits that are elegant, but don’t necessarily fall under the ‘high tea’ dress code. That being said, here’s what Nairobians wore to the event.
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