WEEK 6: THE INS AND OUTS OF PRODUCTION
Fri 25th Nov 2016
A brief summary of the sixth week of the programme.
This was by far the most intensive week of the programme yet. The cohort began the week by thinking through how to compile important business documents such as concept notes, business plans and pitch decks.
“I’ve been in business for about 5 years now and I want to take my fashion house to the next
level. For this to happen, I need investors and we all know how much they like to see clear
plans, facts and figures. I wish I learnt how to make a proper business plan at the start of my
career.” said Liz Kitua of Kidosho.
The week progressed with an intense 2-day workshop curated by Waridi Schrobsdorff, founder
of Fashion Africa 254. She had one-on- one sessions with each of the designers where she gave
them feedback on the prints and fabrics they were using to come up with their collections as
well as reviewed concepts for their look-books.
“In my opinion, Waridi’s session was by far the best highlight of the programme. She understood
us, she gets everything that goes into the process- from coming up with designs to the
execution.” said Christine Njoki of Ikojn.
The week came to a close with Wandia Njoya of Vivo ActiveWear delivering a workshop on
business strategy, production and design. She shared her business’ success story and gave
tips to the budding entrepreneurs.
Formidable fashion photographer, Victor Peace, also stopped by to get to know the designers
and give them tips on how best to leverage a photographer’s eye in order to come up with great
visuals for their collections.
Week 6 was a success!
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