Specialising in both Afrocentric and Western tailor-made clothing, Fay Designs is a professional design label established in 2003 by local designer Faith Mulenga Kabende. Faith created the label out of her passion for fashion, and she is the label’s sole designer. A team of qualified tailors help to bring Faith’s creative designs to life.
Fay Designs offers outfits for women – dresses, two pieces and suits. To create this popular look, the design house regularly uses chitenge cloth, often combined with contrasting fabrics.
Commitment to quality
As lead designer, Faith has a vision to make an impact on the Zambian fashion scene and to ultimately promote Zambian culture through fashion. In order to do this, the design label is committed to making quality outfits to the exact fit of each individual client, and deliver superior finishing. Fay Designs also advises clients on what outfits go best with specific body features, enabling clients to look and feel their best.
As a designer, Faith has showcased her designs in the annual Zambia Fashion Week. Her designs have also graced catwalks in South Africa, Algeria, African Fashion Week in London and at the launch of the World Fashion Week in Paris.
Fay Designs has also sponsored dresses for a number of Zambia beauty pageants including Zambia’s Supermodel and Miss Zambia as well as national shows like the Ngoma Awards and the Zambia’s music awards “Born and Bred”.
In the past seven years of operation, Fay Designs has worked with organisations like the National Acts Council, American Tobacco, Government ministries, United Nations and the European Union. The design label has also had an opportunity to design outfits for Zambian celebrities and TV personalities. Fay Designs has dressed former First Ladies of Zambia as well as the current First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba.
Fay Designs supplies clothing to stores in South Africa and receives orders from all over Zambia as well as from countries such as the USA, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Germany.