Anne Mpinga, the designer behind the brand Kipusa Clothing, launched her new collection with a campaign dubbed “She is Nairobi” celebrating women change makers in Nairobi wearing pieces from her new collection. We loved it and in the spirit of our June series, we are sharing it with you.
Anne Mpinga left her media job to pursue fashion. Having lived in various cities for her work, she settled back in Nairobi and founded Kipusa. This Collection is about fun, creativity and a celebration of the women Kipusa dresses.©KipusaClothing
The Partners behind the “She is Nairobi” campaign consists of their Creative Director Anne Mpinga, Photographer Mia Collis and Journalist Cynara Vetch who photographed 12 amazing, talented women shaping the face of Nairobi and contributing to the advancement of our society.
Take a look at the stunning images presenting a collection that celebrates inspiring women changing the face of Nairobi. All the beautiful women were photographed by Mia Collis and their stories written by journalist Cynara Vetch.
Images are courtesy of Kipusa Clothing and are subject to copyright. ©KipusaClothing
Aprelle is an amazing woman. She moved from New York to Juba and then Nairobi to create a luxury accessory line that reflects her journey. ©KipusaClothing
One of Kenya’s renown writers Yvonne Adhiambo. She is the Author of Dust, a TedX EustonFellow and inspiring woman all around. ©KipusaClothing
One of Kenya’s 40 female pilots out of 500. She’s under 30 and just acquired the highest piloting license anyone can acquire! Inspiring, fabulous woman all around! ©KipusaClothing
Originally from Suriname, Januska has Ghanaian roots and has made Nairobi her home. She is branding expert, and entrepreneur with her company Tungsten. She has managed Accounts such as Land Rover in Kenya and continues to make big leaps in her career through her talents. ©KipusaClothing
Mugethi is the Community Manager at iHub, Nairobi’s Tech Hub and co-working space. iHub has become a model hub in Africa for other countries. She calls herself geeky, and we say geeky is the new fabulous! ©KipusaClothing
Mumbi is a 22 year old Financial Economist and a Violinist with the Nairobi Youth Orchestra. She is also a volunteer teacher with El Sistema, a trio young ladies that teaches children from underprivileged backgrounds how to play the violin and gives them training in Classical Music
An extremely talented artist. Her paintings can be viewed at the Godown Arts Center. Nadia is 20 years old, and is driven by her hearing disability to reach for the stars! ©KipusaClothing
This gorgeous former model turned Marketing Consultant,Bidanya Barassa, is remarkable. She is a Cancer survivor and the Brand Ambassador for the Nairobi Hospice and works with Cancer foundations to raise money for Cancer patients while promoting a healthier lifestyle for every individual. ©KipusaClothing
Marie is the CEO of Buni TV, the network behind XYZ Television series. She saw a business opportunity and seized it, creating a television show with a huge following in Kenya. ©KipusaClothing
Annabel Onyango had set out to start career in Environmental Science, but Serendipity had its way and she found herself working in fashion. She is a Stylist, Television Show hostess and Cultural influencer ©KipusaClothing