On Saturday 18th November 2017, Kitenge Store was invited by students of the University of Warwick to join the cultural celebration of their annual AFROFEST event. Over 300 enthusiastic and excited students came to watch the show from different universities in the midlands, UK.
The presenters on stage at the University of Warwick’s AFROFEST 2017
The vision behind the spectacular evening of incredibly talented performances by their African Caribbean Society was to take the students back and remind them of stories from their heritage with a night packed full of vibrant culture!
Students from the East African Society modelling our clothing and accessories at AFROFEST 2017
The thoroughly entertaining back-to-back performances included spoken word, drama, music, dance and fashion including our bold and vibrant modern African clothing for women.
We were so proud to represent Tanzania and the girls from the university’s East African Society did a fantastic job modelling our unisex African print trousers and African print skirts including our popular pencil, flare and maxi skirt styles! They looked absolutely stunning and we loved their choice of music and dance moves.
Our founder, Sian, back stage wearing our African print trousers with James Kariuki, President of the East African Society at the University of Warwick
Other highlights of the event included a choir, representing many different African countries singing a cappella, and dance groups from Ghana to Nigeria wearing traditional African clothing.
A big thank you goes to Hazel Nyang’aya from the East African Society at the University of Warwick for organising our fashion show and inviting us to attend the event. If you would like us to take part in your African themed fashion show, with our latest ankara styles, then please get in touch!
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