A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks. This month, its all about our own voices #AfricaSpeaks #SeptemberSeries

A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks. This month, its all about our own voices #AfricaSpeaks #SeptemberSeries

Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM

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September is upon us and with a new month, there are new things to share, new things to learn and new things to appreciate about this beautiful country of ours and an even better continent. Kenya truly has so much to offer and sometimes it feels so exhilarating to see all the things happening, the creative juices flowing and the work that people are doing…AMAZING! There is a truly a wind of change, in fact a wave of change and it will only get bigger and better.

Let’s take a look at last month. August was a great month of truly discovering a different set of fashion professionals: the fashion stylists. It was quite enlightening to truly understand what their work entails, how they got into it and what it has become for them. Just like Photographers, Fashion Stylists are behind the scenes and are the reason behind many musicians, media personalities, tv presenters and others’ wardrobes. From Sauti Sol to the cover girls on True Love, you have seen their work one way or another. We enjoyed getting to feature Annabel Onyango, Sunny Dolat, Connie Aluoch and Silvia Njoki so if you missed any, click on their names to catch up on their stories. Did you also get to read about 2MNYSBLNGS?

Disruptive and unconventional view points and style, Velma Rossa and Papa Petit are 2manysiblings - The Designers Studio Style Featurette #TheStylist
THIS IS THE VERY FIRST SHOT THAT STARTED IT ALL, -2MS
(Source: 2MANYSIBLINGS)

A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks.

What does that mean for you? I started to think about all the amazing work we have featured in our Africa Features and thought about dedicating one whole month to truly discover what is out there. We have in fact begun to take matters into our hands in speaking for this continent instead of allowing others to do so. From #SomeoneTellCNN to #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, Africa is speaking loud and clear. From ourselves to the artists, fashion designers and musicians, we want to rally the best stories out there that demonstrate the varied ways Africa speaks.

Like Little Girls In the Rain. ©Msingi Sasis. (№.002)  Nairobi Noir
Like Little Girls In the Rain. ©Msingi Sasis. (№.002) Nairobi Noir

From cultural diversity, language, fashion, art, design to the written word to the click of a camera, there are many incredible ways that people in this beautiful continent are changing the narrative. Uplifting, innovative and unique, we want to find them and share them with you this month.

If there are stories that you feel should be shared, feel free to share on Twitter tagging us (@FashionKE) and using the hashtag #AfricaSpeaks so we can share it with you.

Looking forward to this new month of September, so despite the weather being slightly grey, we want to wish you a sunny, positive, encouraging September.

xx

The Designers Studio

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