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PRESENTING: To Catch A Dream

We're happy to present our latest collaborative fashion project - To Catch A Dream. To Catch A Dream was the NEST Collective and Chico Leco's second collaborative fashion project, featuring the works of eight local designers in a short fashion film starring Kenyan modeling icon Ajuma Nasenyana.

Ajuma - a grieving widow - is desperate to stop her recurring nightmares. In an effort to end them once and for all, she explores a forgotten fairy-tale remedy which leads her to unexpected discoveries. The short was written and directed by Jim Chuchu and produced by Wangechi Ngugi with creative direction and styling by Sunny Dolat.

Starring Ajuma Nasenyana, Tom Nandi, Rahel Equbay, Paynette Nyawara, Rosemary Kendi, Alex Wandia, Maureen Onyango and Nikole Warambo. Featuring designs by Namnyak Odupoy, Ami Doshi, Kepha Maina, Jamil and Azra Walji, Katungulu Mwendwa, Ann McCreath and Adèle Dejak.

Many thanks go to everyone involved in making this short come together, from the eight designers who came into our space with their minds and skill, Ajuma for trusting us and coming on-board for her first acting gig, our cast of very striking and energetic models, and all the production staff and crew.

Original music from the film is also available as a free download on our Bandcamp page.