- Five Time Award Winning
- International Fashion Designer
- Pioneer of Fashion & Design in Kenya
- Founder of Mcensal School of Fashion & Design
- C.E.O of Sally Karago Collections
EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION
THE TINY SEED
Growing up Sally watched her neighbor who made cloths work. Inspired by this Sally started designing and stitching her own dolls. Furthermore, she took the initiative and started shopping and picking out cloths for her family. She would go out and carefully picking out what her family would wear. And at only twelve years old her understanding of color and different ways of combining them was amazing.
How it all started
And so her passion blossomed from there.
After finishing her O-levels, she joined a local fashion school and graduated with a Diploma (distinction) in Pattern Drafting and Clothing Construction. Driven by unwavering determination fueled by a passion and the love for fashion, Sally enrolled at the American College in London for further studies. Four years later she did it and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Merchandising.
Bachelor Degree in Fashion
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao Tzu.
FAST CLASS EDUCATION
HARD WORK WORKS!
Upon her return in 1992, Sally was now more than ever determined to put in to use all that she had learned and pursue a career as a Professional Fashion Designer which was in itself a first in its class. Sally went all in and drawing her inspiration from Contemporary Africa she founded Mcensal Fashion House in 1992. And thanks to extremely hard work + passion + faith + an unwavering determination was able to win The Kenya Smirnoff Awards in the following year and also break into the cooperate world in the years to follow.
Diligence is key – hard and persistent effort applied to one's professional duties.
Do you see a man who excels in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before unknown men.
INVEST IN KNOWLEDGE
Sally has always mentored and given advice to those with a passion for fashion and design. As years passed she noticed that the number of inexperienced trainees and people asking for advice had grown over the past few years. So, in 2009 she founded Mcensal School of Fashion Design which would be able to give our up and coming fashion designers a solid foundation and understanding of the ever evolving fashion trends affecting the industry.
Education is your cornerstone
FACT: In 2009, Sally had only one student now the school has graduated well over 80 students from East Africa.
SALLY KARAGO - MADE IN KENYA
• Sally Karago branded
• Annual Safari Fashion Week
• Televised competition Safari Fashion Runway
• Africa Fashion Week in the New York - Turkana collections
• SK Collection (ready-to-wear collection.)
• Stores: ~ Village Market ~ The Hub Karen ~ Online Store
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SK Collections breeds a culture of 'We must succeed.'
LETS TALK FASHION!
AWARDS ACHIEVEMENTS & MILESTONES
Sally has won and participated in numerous events and organizations linked to the fashion industry.
Here are but a few of the great achievements
1993: Winner, Smirnoff Awards. 1998: Face of Africa. Judge and Designer 1999: Face of Africa. Judge and Designer 1999: African Heritage. 30th Anniversary 2017: Chaired Association of Fashion Designers 2019: African Heritage Life Time Award.
"Her collection portrayed a mastery that only comes from years of honing the craft" ~ African Fashion week New York 2014 (AFWNY)