The nominees for the Kenyan Fashion Awards 2016 have been announced. The nominees in 10 categories include renowned Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia, make-up artist Ruth Kinuthia and designer Wambui Mukenyi. The announcement of the nominees coincides with the launch of the voting phase of the competition.
The competition was launched in 2013 and some of the winners have included Muthoni Njoba (make-up), Connie Aluoch (Fashion stylist) and Claudia Thinda (model). This year’s competition has a new year category, East Africa Designer Of The Year, as the awards seeks to have a regional presence.
The awards were founded by Atman Ngau and Galina Tatanirova.
Voting is now open and will close on midnight August 21 2016. You can vote here kenyafashionawards.co.ke/vote.
Below is the full list of Kenya Fashion Awards 2016 nominees.
1. Designer to watch
2. East Africa Designer Of The Year
3. Photographer of the Year
4. Make Up Artist of the Year
5. Media Fashion Award
Fashion Watch (Citizen TV)
AM Live (NTV)
Grape Vine (KBC)
Ebru Africa (Table talk)
6. Fashion Blogger Of the Year
Elli Chep – replayiblog…com
Damaris Muga – toi-market.blogspot.co.ke
Olav Arther Mbui – lifestylespread.com
Franklin Saiyalel – kenyanstylista.com
7. Fashion Stylist Of The Year
Kevo Abbra (Kevin Abraham)
William Rodger Gitau
8. Female model of the year
9. Male model of the year
10. Fashion Brand Of The Year