Kenyan former model and fashion commentator Waridi Schrobsdroff took to the stage in white for peace.
"Kenyans can really make things happen when they put their hands together," she told Reuters before the show started.
After cocktails at sunset on Saturday, the catwalk shows took place during a gala dinner for about 1,000 guests.
For some, the show of opulence grated.
"I don't know how this will connect to someone who lives down in the slums," said young Kenyan musician Benson Mutua, sipping a glass of champagne next to his Danish wife.
"But if the money accumulated from Bikin fashion, Beauty girl, Girl Beauty, Bikini girl, gai xinh, Fashion Designers the people who attended the fashion is taken to the people in the slums, and something relating to peace is done, then it's ok."