Alumni Profile: Daphne Karani

By Alumni Relations Office
Daphne Karani is a Fashion Designer, Creative Director and Entrepreneur based in Nairobi Kenya. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The House of SAVI, a company driven by excellence to bring transformation in the lives of people through fashion and style hence the tag line, “We brand the real you.”

Daphne who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration in 2018, has admirably maintained contact and relations with USIU-Africa through supporting and working with the current students. She styled and dressed student leaders for the 2022 AIESEC Club dinner as well as sponsored the Mr. and Miss USIU-Africa team with African yet contemporary outfits that they modelled through the runway during the 2022 Culture Night.

During her studies at USIU-Africa, she served as the Student Affairs Council Treasurer 2016-2017 and slowly discovered her passion in fashion and leadership. She also began projects in the slums as a volunteer offering relief, training and mentorship, under her care she has seen the transformation of addicts into agents of change in the community and criminals into leaders. It is in this process of seeing such transformation and realization of their potential combined with her passion for fashion that the House of SAVI was birthed. Since inception, it has dressed top entertainers in Kenyan Music Industry and also provided said services for high profile events.

The House of SAVI headlines as one of the fastest growing brands in the industry whose success she attributes to God. You can get in touch with her work through social media, Instagram @the_house_of_savi.

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