KikoRomeo Collection, European experience for Africa:
KikoRomeo is a fashion brand currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. Originally from Scotland, founder Ann McCreath studied fashion in Edinburgh. Today she applies her lessons learnt in Europe to a team of 8 designers and tailors locally. Read More Msafiri EDITION 82 MAY – JUNE 2012
How it all started from Adam’s apple – Magazines | businessdailyafrica.com – February 2012
It’s quite humbling – and somewhat embarrassing – to learn from a ‘mzungu’ that KikoRomeo is a Kiswahili word for Adam’s apple, as the fashion designer, and owner of the Kiko Romeo fashion house, informs me. ‘I initially started out making men’s clothes hence the reference,’ she explains. Read Full Story
KikoRomeo Featured on Concierge Magazine Vol 2:02 2011 NOV- JAN 2012
KikoRomeo Featured on Msafiri Magazine – January 2012
Africa Fashion Week New York 2011
Africa Fashion Week New York (AFWNY) is the latest phenomenon to hit the fashion scene. and yes, the real verdict is in! For all the inspirational stamps that Africa has posted on fashion its finally time they too told their own story. Read More
Now more than ever, we see African fashion take an ethical approach with charities and the practice of fair trade amongst designers to support their local community artisans. KikoRomeo is a Kenyan label with a similar plight.Read More. . . .
The appreciation and acknowledgment of African designers has increased significantly in the past few years. African designs are no longer quirky pieces you take to countries abroad and say “Look what I got from Africa!” Our designers are now internationally recognised.Read More. . . .
KikoRomeo Featured In Article By Marcella Echavarria
I came to Kenya for 3 months out from the fashion scene in Barcelona. I found I liked it & so stayed 3 years as head of Mission for MSF. At the end of that time I was frustrated by emergency aid and thought I could use my fashion skills to do trade instead of aid . I aimed to produce through community groups in rural Kenya, generating employment. The concept for a contemporary African clothing brand came from the lack of availability of Kenyan ready-made designer products and the lack of pride I saw in the local culture and anything African. So KikoRomeo, meaning Adam’s Apple in swahili, was born to fill these gaps.Read More. . . .
KikoRomeo Featured In Article By Marcella Echavarria – See more at: http://kikoromeo.com/news?preview=true&preview_id=30&preview_nonce=23cc179085#sthash.JWwIPMDf.dpuf
KikoRomeo Featured In How We Made It In Africa Article
How KikoRomeo became one of East Africa’s leading fashion labels
Ann McCreath arrived in Kenya 20 years ago for what was supposed to be a three month stint at emergency relief organization Médecins Sans Frontières. Originally from Scotland, McCreath fell in love with Kenya and worked for the organization as a country representative for three years before quitting due to her frustrations on the effectiveness of aid.Read More. . . .