ZAMBIA FASHION WEEK DESIGNERS
ZAMBIA FASHION WEEK
Faith M Kabende (Fay Designs)
Faith is based in Lusaka
and works under her Fay Designs label. She is married with two children
and used to work for Zamtel before resigning to concentrate on her fashion
She got into designing
because she used to make my own clothes out of old rags, and people
appreciated them, so she decided to go into full-time fashion and
designing. She has never gone to a school for fashion and designing,
instead building up her knowledge with the help of distance learning.
She has showcased at
Zambia Fashion Week for the past three years and has done fashion shows
with colleges and universities. She also had an opportunity to represent
Zambia in Algeria at a pan-African exhibition this year.
She describes her designs
as Afro-centric and is inspired by the things around her such as nature
and people. Her latest collection is inspired by the theme of “Dress to
She likes to work with
material including drill, canvas and satin.
Faith’s ambition is to
exhibit at Cape Town or Paris Fashion Week, and she says she really
appreciates being recognised as one of Zambia’s fashion designers.
Langmead & Baker 2010