We’re incredibly honored to announce that “To Catch A Dream” has been selected to screen at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival this June 5th. The film has also been nominated for the Best Original Music and Emerging Artist awards. Visit: http://bit.ly/1P5pyrx for details.
Sunny and Wangechi from the NEST Collective will be presenting our work as part of the "Africa Is Now 2015" exhibition, a Design Indaba project introducing the work of five dynamic art collectives from across the African continent. The exhibition, a central feature at Design Indaba Expo 2015, shifts the focus from products to the people and processes behind the creation of new work.
Our latest fashion short - To Catch A Dream - and costumes and accessories from the film will be on display at the exhibition, together with a curated sample of all our previous works in film, music and other mediums. Do visit the Africa is Now exhibition on the Expo floor and say hello at the Events Arena on Saturday 28 February at 12:30 and Sunday 1 March 13:30.
Stories of Our Lives will also be screening at the Design Indaba Film Fest on the 27th of February. Ticketing and venue details here.
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.