The MONIKA Bead Dress Contemporary African Jewellery, #AfricanFashion, designed by Patricia Mbela of Poisa (Kenya).   This piece of jewellery is named after a Master Pinner and Kind Researcher Monika Ettlin http://www.pinterest.com/MonikaEttlin/ The MONIKA Bead Dress Contemporary African Jewellery, #AfricanFashion, designed by Patricia Mbela of Poisa (Kenya).   This piece of jewellery is named after a Master Pinner and Kind Researcher Monika Ettlin http://www.pinterest.com/MonikaEttlin/ The MONIKA Bead Dress Contemporary African Jewellery, #AfricanFashion, designed by Patricia Mbela of Poisa (Kenya).   This piece of jewellery is named after a Master Pinner and Kind Researcher Monika Ettlin http://www.pinterest.com/MonikaEttlin/

The MONIKA Bead Dress Contemporary African Jewellery, #AfricanFashion, designed by Patricia Mbela of Poisa (Kenya).   This piece of jewellery is named after a Master Pinner and Kind Researcher Monika Ettlin http://www.pinterest.com/MonikaEttlin/

Patricia Mbela is a Kenyan Fashion and Jewellery Designer, who is the designer behind the POISA label. 

Poisa’s design team is headed by renowned Kenyan designer Patricia Mbela. The objective of Poisa is to create fashionable garments for both men and women, complimenting the garments with the unique jewellery. The label concentrates on clothing and jewellery for grown-ups both male and female, as well as bags, totes and clutches

Patricia Mbela, has loved fashion and garment construction since childhood, at age 14 she decided that she would become a Fashion designer. Her dream came true after high school when she went to study Fashion Design at London’s Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design and then on to Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester Campus. 

"Name five top designers in Kenya, and you can be certain that Patricia Mbela will make the cut.

You won’t see her at the celebrity parties as she doesn’t like the limelight, but there are very few indigenous Kenyan fashion designers whose CV can match hers.” Tim Kamuzu Banda

Oppotunities to Intern at Poisa

This post is for the young upcoming designers who not trained in fashion design and are interested in interning for me at Poisa, please do not get offended if I can’t take you on to intern at Poisa. At Poisa we only intern people who have trained and are training in fashion design. This is because there are very few places for fashion students to intern and upcoming trained fashion designers to learn the fashion industry in Fashion Houses in Kenya. I believe that they should get the priority because they have seriously chosen to become fashion designers and not just pursuing a hobby. So Please don’t get offended, I just feel the place should be filled by someone training or trained in Fashion Design. Thanks Pat Mbela.

Poisa jewellery photographed by Barbara Minishi, modeled by Sophie and Make up by Suzie Beauty. Poisa jewellery photographed by Barbara Minishi, modeled by Sophie and Make up by Suzie Beauty. Poisa jewellery photographed by Barbara Minishi, modeled by Sophie and Make up by Suzie Beauty. Poisa jewellery photographed by Barbara Minishi, modeled by Sophie and Make up by Suzie Beauty. Poisa jewellery photographed by Barbara Minishi, modeled by Sophie and Make up by Suzie Beauty.

Poisa jewellery photographed by Barbara Minishi, modeled by Sophie and Make up by Suzie Beauty.

Backstage Photos at AMFW Courtesy of OneNigerianBoy

Make up Artist, Muthoni Njoba in a Poisa Design

The Star: Patricia, First Kenyan Designer to Rep at Naija Fashion week

an Article by The Star (Nov, 2011)

"Kenya’s well-known fashion designer Patricia Mbela will be the first Kenyan to participate at the Nigerian Fashion week set for this month in Lagos. Patricia who is known for her fashion label Poisa, which means to make or craft in Taita, will also be taking a trip to Tanzania for the Swahili Fashion Week as well. She said, “I want Africa to know that the time for high fashion is here and its starts with Poisa,” adding that her designs are, “Wearable art.”