If you missed the latest collaboration between Pop Up Africa and The Kach Me If You Can Showroom during Africa at Spitalfields’ in London on the Bank Holiday Monday (28 May 2018), here’s a round-up of what happened and some exclusive pics of the day.
The Kach It Project Lounge, was a one-day shopping experience featuring a collective of fashion ready to wear clothing, accessories, footwear and interior design by an exciting array of emerging artisans.
Participating brands included 10 Bows Boutique, Alero Jasmine, Gold Tribe, I.Kollection, Kilubukila, Kiki Kamanu, Lolli O Creations, Prelim and Taje.
This isn’t the first time that Pop Up Africa, London’s biggest Africa-inspired shopping experience, and The Kach It Project Showroom have come together. We were there at the brands’ lifestyle and shopping event last spring.
Pop Up Africa was also celebrating its five-year anniversary, having launched in 2013 by founder, Jessica Laditan who has certainly followed through on her desire to make African brands more available on the international market. Centre stage at East London’s iconic Spitalfields market was a great way to mark the occasion.
The Kach It Project Lounge, which was designed and curated by Artisan Savant and sponsored by Nando’s also featured a live discussion and book signing with WAG turned fitness guru Amara Kanu on body confidence and US celebrity stylist Kanayo Ebi on the growth of African fashion. Also in attendance was Casualty actor Charles Venn, Hollyoaks actress Rachel Adedeji and Afrobeat singer Di’Ja.
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The Africa at Spitalfields programme also included African food, art, interior design, accessories, jewellery and fashion traders; in addition to live entertainment with Colourful Radio showcasing different genres of African dance, live music, poetry and storytelling bringing together people from all walks of the community.
View images of the day, below.