Several iconic models emerged through African Heritage shows including Iman and Khadija
Iman's first catwalk show
Iman modeled only once for African Heritage in Kenya, for the 3rd African Heritage Night at Maasai Lodge in 1975. Alan Donovan describes meeting her:
“Iman’s sister brought her to African Heritage, as it was about the only organization in Kenya through which models could travel abroad. She was working at a travel agency and had been a student at the University of Nairobi."
Mickey Ragos and Fayel Tall
This is a shot for an African Heritage Night poster by photographer Athi Mara Magadi. Fayel wears an African Heritage tabard and skirt of Kenyan cowsuede based on Turkana women’s dress with a floor length necklace of hammered brass and hand made Kamba brass chains. Mickey wears trousers once worn by an Emir in Northern Nigeria with hat from the Fulani.
Many models launched their careers after several fashion shows organised and produced by Alan Donovan of African Heritage, such as the African Renaissance Show.
Magunga Williams; writer and blogger [www.magunga.com]
Martin K. Maitha; writer [www.obiterdicter.com]
Kabutha Kago [http://kabuthakago.com/]
Alan Donovan [http://africanheritagehouse.info/]
David Beatty [http://davidbeattyphotography.format.com/about]
Fred Kithinzi of Belva Digital [http://www.belva.co.ke/]