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John Kaveke speaks truthfully about his sabbatical, the fashion industry and what needs to change in Kenya- Part II
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Previously Right now the international focus is on Africa, Kaveke says, and people are looking here for inspiration. “Now is the best time to start cultivating what is local.” The major problem is that “here in Kenya, we have conflict...
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John Kaveke speaks truthfully about his sabbatical, the fashion industry and what needs to change in Kenya- Part I
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John Kaveke has been in the fashion industry for 12 years. With an early interest in art, he used to draw never thinking of it as a business. Thereafter, he began to delve into the fashion industry.  An incident in...
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TDS Designer Focus: Discovering Deepa Dosaja’s Flower Power
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    Silk, bright colours, flowers and butterflies. These are just some of the elements Deepa Dosaja used to create her ‘My Flowers’ couture collection for New York Fashion Week (NYFW). On 11th February 2017 at Studio 450, New York,...
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Branding Kenya Fashion Hub June Series Editors Note
Branding Kenya as a Fashion Hub – June Series
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Editor's Note_____________ This month we look into how to brand Kenya as a fashion destination and the lessons we can learn from other countries. What does it mean for a country to be deemed a fashion destination? Fashion hubs like Dubai...
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The Bonsu’s: Fashion is in their Genes
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You know what they say: Family first! The international fashion world plays by the same rules with siblings and big family names dominating the scene. From siblings such as Poppy and Cara Delevingne, to Gigi and Bella Hadid who have been...
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Victor Peace - The Eye is Better to Train
VICTOR PEACE: The Eye is Better to Train [Part II]
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Victor has been at it for two years and for him he wakes up in the morning, in his own words, “like tenenenen.” Despite the incredible journey he has had thus far, he has also had some challenges, especially with...
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Year in Review: From Those Designers Who Have Been There
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It’s that time of year when we look back and review how 2014 went, what we loved, what we didn’t love, what we would like to improve on and what we want to remember and carry with this. This year,...
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Manciny Migwi and Her Take on Men's Wear Fashion in Kenya
Manciny Migwi and Her Take on Men’s Wear Fashion in Kenya
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As we wondered ourselves, Manciny is not a common name but there is a reason this lovely lady has adopted that name. Her real name is Faith Wairimu Migwi, as she jokingly stated her “Kenya government names, her MPESA names.”...
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Designer by Passion – Bana the Brand
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BANA THE BRAND DALIYAH  Designs in two words is Mohamed Bana- the company has now been rebranded to Bana the Brand. “Fashion has always been my passion” Swahili Fashion Week 2012- http://thefashiontrance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/daliyah.jpg With no formal training initially, he did some classes...
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