How did you guys spend this last sunny weekend? Did you give yourself some sweet treats? I did! – by attending an event to meet some inspiring people; catching up with friends for coffee and Dim Sum brunch on Sunday. Woohoo! Exactly what I need on the weekends!
“Fancy some weekend retail therapy? Come down to our African – Inspired Fashion High TOMORROW Tea between 12-4pm! As featured in Sassy Hong Kong’s weekender, this is the place to be on this beautifully sunny weekend!” – Maisha Concept Facebook. When I first saw the event on Sassy and also got informed by a friend, I was like – Yeah! I can’t miss that!
Maisha Concept – African-inspired Fashion; As a travel enthusiast, exploring the world is one of my life goals and Africa is surely one of the must-visit destinations for me. Furthermore, experiencing culture is one of the main purposes and meanings for me from travel. Fashion to me is quite similar to travelling; it is not only about the outfit you’re wearing, but the culture and story behind the brand in which you’re making a statement of yourself and distinguishing yourself from others.
Maisha Concept is a Hong Kong based fashion brand launched in 2012, which is inspired by African culture and its rich heritage. Maisha means “Life” in Swahili, and the designer behind the concept is Rakhee Shah who uses African and Indian fabrics as a trademark in all of her designs. I was lucky to have a quick chat with Rakhee at the event while she was busy catching up with her friends, family and other guests.
Rakhee – a super warm lady who was carrying her shining smiles whomever she was chatting with in the event. As being a third generation Kenyan by birth and of Indian ethnic origin, fashion designer Rakhee brings her rich cultures, especially the inspiration and spirit from aboriginals in Africa and an Indian background into her designs; therefore, as can be expected, the expressions are, colourful, vibrant, unique flareback as well as rich fabrics that are the main features of Maisha Concept, which will not doubt make you standout in the coming hot weather days in any modern city like Hong Kong.
High Tea – I love the idea of combining fashion with high tea together, are two things every woman loves the most – how amazing when we can do some shopping and then enjoy some sweet treats and a cup of rose tea at the same time on beautiful sunny afternoon? I felt so harmonious and surrounded by love when I saw some of the guests and relatives that Rakee came with, including a family with kids who were having cupcakes while the mother was choosing the fashion pieces – Did I feel African inspired? I sure I did.