This month,  I got a VIP invite to one of the most hyped fashion events of this year. It was a fashion show and after party organized by Setutsi, a fast-rising, urban funky wear. Dubbed Episode 2: The Circle of Life, the event took place at The Tav, a hangout joint located at Mirage here in Nairobi.

I have attended so many fashion shows and ended up being out of place. For this one, I felt at home.

Kwami Okudzeto is the brainchild behind the brand.

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Kwami Okudzeto, the designer.

Unlike other fashion shows, the event was a chilled out one; it incorporated a concert like atmosphere.

Before the main show began, there was a traditional dance and acrobatics performed by

The event was a huge success as it attracted loads of attendants, with all of them cheering on as the models strutted the runway red carpet. Nairobi’s top models Sean Andrew, Nayanka Singh, Sonia Pinto, Bobo Kibathi, Zeyna, Njambi Nzuki, Tupac Keith, Daniel Muvya and Muigai Kamau were among those who rocked the collection.

The cool stuff being showcased included bomber jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, bucket hats, t-shirts, masks and bikinis. The unique thing Setutsi is that it infuses African wear into contemporary designs, giving them an fluid, eclectic aesthetic.

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Model Sean Andrew at the show.

The after-party came in at midnight with everyone switching up to dance to the latest Migos, French Montana and Wizkid hits. It was a dope night.

Among the attendees were Kwami’s closest friends and family who came out to show support to the promising designer.

Here are photos from the cool event.

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Attendees at the event looking fly.
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Friends of Setutsi.
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The acrobats doing their magic.
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The runway was lit.
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Not your typical fashion show.
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The Setutsi brand incorporates African and contemporary styles.
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Some of the different designs that were being showcased.
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The hoodies.

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