Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Africa Feature

Doreen Mashika, nominated for Accessory Designer of the Year in Swahili Fashion Week 2013, was born and raised in Tanzania, studied and worked in Switzerland, and is now part 
of a growing homeward bound African diaspora. Inspired by a deep sense 
of affection for the cultural 
heritage and wealth of design possibilities in Africa, 
she returned to Tanzania and settled in 
Zanzibar to 
pursue her passion of design.

Her shoes, bags & jewelry combine materials in a unique way: kitenge fabrics & beads with top quality hides and well-finished metal fittings, horn with precious metals, antique beads with brass, resulting in pieces of inspired and individual beauty.

Here are some of our favourite pieces from her.

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika and Edun Collaboration
Doreen Mashika and Edun Collaboration

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

 

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Designer

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