Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Cancellation :(

Unfortunately the Christian Aid Power Dressing show has been cancelled due to reasons unforeseen....

A disappointment but they have hopes and plans to reschedule it to another date.

Christian Aid apologises to everyone directly affected.


Monday, 21 June 2010

FASHIONCH4NGE - Changing Lives through Fashion

At AKABI we are supporting Fashion4Change  a great organisation set up by Abigail Okunlola - a lovely lady with a vision to see fashion change lives.

Check out the blog http://www.fashion4change.org.uk/ and the facebook group too for info on the last swishing event which was a great event to attend.

Above all look out for developments in the future and the work the F4C will be doing in Kenya.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Power Dressing Fashion Event

People AKABI will be participating in a fashion event sponsored by Christian Aid and will be showcasing along with other designers. Its looking to be a very very good night out and personal invite you all to come and enjoy!

See below for details :)

Power Dressing is fashion show and Live music event like no other.

Christian Aid and Platform 2 have encapsulated the theme of africa and its vibrant lifestyle to put together a night of african fashion with the aim of spreading the word of empowerment.

Hosted by Simply Andy, the acts include The Thirst, Alim Kamara, Plus more surprise acts on the night

Fashion designers showcasing their elegant pieces include: AKABI as well as Oheme Ohene, Chichia London, Kiko Romeo,Mia Nisbit & Ruweyda Dool.

DATE: June 27th 2010

TIME: 6.30PM - 10.30PM - SHOW STARTS 7PM
                                               AFTERPARTY 10PM - 3AM

ADDRESS: Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain road London

PRICE: £6 advance tickets available at http://tinyurl.com/powerdressing
£10 on the door all night


Dresscode: Casual Normal/No tracksuits

NEAREST STATIONS: Old Street and Liverpool

See you there!!-

SUNO - keep it coming!

I have loved this brand from I first set eyes on it (wow I sound like a love story right now!) and every season they just get better and better. In my eyes they (as well as Chichia - love ya girl) have best represented the use of East African fabrics.

Probably due to logistics, sourcing and not keeping yourself locked down - the need for growth and expansion they do have plans to source fabrics from other global regions not just Kenya but their business does support Kenya manufacturing and fabrics in various ways.

Keep it up Suno...love ya BIG TIME!

(pics courtesy of Ciaafrique blog)

Friday, 4 June 2010

LOVE FROM AFRICA tee supporting Africa in World Cup 2010

In alignment with the SA World Cup Akabi are selling the Akabi Love From Africa Tee.

This will be for sale on the Akabi website (launch just days away people!) but if interested now then email your interest to info@akabidesign.com 

Akabi Love From Africa Tee - Green

* 100% GOTS Certified Organic Ring-spun Combed Cotton Sheer Jersey - 120gm

* Regular-fit tee made from East African organic cotton

* Made in Tanzania

* 'Love From Africa' chest graphic in contrast - printed with environmentally friendly dyes

Size Small

Webprice = £18 A STEAL!!

Remember 10% of all sales is donated to Seed of Hope charity part of Vision Africa in Kenya which works to bring hope for a brighter future to orphaned, destitute and disadvantaged teenage girls in Kenya.