Soko Stingo (Swahili for style market) is a lifestyle market which features brands from all over the continent and establishes itself as an avenue to showcase as well as a suitable medium for clients to purchase original items at affordable prices and at the same time serve as a platform for networking and trade exchange, and the FWST team were present to mark the inaugural edition .The focal mission of the style market is to foster a direct relationship between the brands and buyers from across Africa, thereby ensuring creative exchange and improvement in fashion trade between these countries trades and consumers. All the proceeds from Soko Stingo go to a selected charity as part of an initiative to promote African creativity at no cost and FWST is proud to be part of this movement . The FWst team hit up the venue early to catch the early worm and I strangely ended up switching clothing from head to toe *insert superman phone booth*. I was so impressed with the labels showing that I ended picking up items and wearing them on the spot !…i was blessed enough to be the early one so I got to pick out great items like the paisley print espadrilles from ttdalk and an exclusive iamISIGO t-shirt . A few familiar talent houses like Mina Evans , GREY,ALALI and Wana Sambo didn’t fail to impress . When the sun comes out at a style market its only natural that it becomes the cue for the beautiful people to swoop in. …the like button is on the bottom, feel free to click it twice just to be sure.
These steps of of elegance were by courtesy of ttdalk and the paisley print espadrilles had me changing footwear for the day. The house of ttdalk had some driving shoes and pretty flats for ladies but their line of espadrilles certainly takes the cake with the creative selection of material and the undeniable comfort it offers.
Nigerian favorites like GREY ,ALALI and WANA SAMBO made it easy for the audience to go in retail circles. It was inspiring to see these talent houses interact with their clients and vice versa.
The style market had some beautiful people out on a Sunday afternoon and it was nothing but love with a mixed crowd all going through retail therapy. The event brought some of my fav bloggers out like @gezellerenee from oreosandheartbreaks.tumblr.com l
check out more photos from the event on the photo blog www.allencoleman.tumblr.com .
soko stingo in motion by @fashionistagh