The photos were captured by Kenyan documentary photojournalist and mental health activist Donwilson Odhiamb in the Kibera Slums in the capital of Nairobi.
The street fashion show on Sep. 11 was staged to raise awareness in the community about mental health, as well as issues around crime, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and school dropout.
Local models Sebastian Thoar, Wyclife Oluoch, Dennis Odhiambo, Risper Atieno and Suzan Ouko are seen posing in carefully selected color-coordinated outfits, bringing fashion and vibrancy to the streets of Kibera.
Home to an estimated one million people, Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa.
In recent years, it has been home to an expanding artistic movement, especially among the youth, with local residents working together to build a better community through mental health organizations, visual arts programs, music and fashion.
Odhiamo himself established an organization called Talking Art and Mental Illness, which aims to create a space for open discussion and self-expression, where artists and individuals from the slums and different backgrounds can share their feelings and challenges and learn how to care for their mental health.