Curves Are Officially In Fashion: First Event Dedicated To Plus Size Clothing Held In Kisumu

They have traditionally been shunned from the world’s catwalks in favour of stick-thin women. But the rise in popularity of plus-size models is gathering pace in Kenya. The plus size market is finally making an impact in the fashion world, and it’s definitely not a moment too soon.

Kisumu Hotel played host to the first ever Plus Size Fashion Affair on the western part of Kenya held on 6th August 2016 aiming to celebrate the ‘big’ African women who are beautiful both inside and out.

The ladies dressed to impress
The ladies dressed to impress
The darker the berry
The darker the berry

Gorgeous plus-size fashionistas, bloggers, models and celebrities congregated together in the name of fashion in an event which had everything plus size in one convenient location.

Nyama kwa nyama hit maker, Xpat Mkwanja was in the building
Nyama kwa nyama hit maker, Xpat Mkwanja was in the building
Jalash was also in the house
Jalash was also in the house

 

Nahna performing at the event
Nahna performing at the event

The plus size fashion affair was organized by the beautiful Winnie Jumah, the CEO of Elegant Modeling Agency and a stylist for regular models and plus-size women.

“I wanted to organize an amazing event to celebrate diversity and promoting that you can look and feel good no matter what your shape or size!,” said Winnie

That zip definitely has a story to tell
That zip definitely has a story to tell
Winnie Wadera, the MC for the event
Winnie Wadera, the MC for the event

Aside from the show itself, the plus size fashion affair was the ultimate curvy shopping experience, with an array of plus size designers, retailers, brands and beauty treatments available.

Zuri Afrique, G-bweezy, Nancy Monica Designs, Kate Sandles and Accesories By She  were some of the brands being showcased at the event.

Zuri Afrique products on display
Zuri Afrique products on display

Here is a quick run-down of the best photos taken at the event (Courtesy: Gemra Media).

Bring them ladies out
Bring them ladies out
Casual wear
Casual wear
Gorgeous
Gorgeous
Glamorous
Glamorous
Pink affair
Pink affair
Thick is sexy
Thick is sexy
Performance by Lyricali
Performance by Lyricali
Watch me fly
Watch me fly
This is how you do it
This is how you do it

Kisumu Plus Size Fashion Affair was sponsored by Khetias Supermarket, KMET, Quicksoft, Hightorm Investments (car hire and transport), and Kisumu Central MP aspirant Fred Ouda. The next event will be in August 2017.

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