The Designers Studio

Jamhuri Wear Evolve BUYU Travel Collection Fashion Film
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We thought we would share this with you, a short but impactful film on the Buyu travel range collection from Jamhuri Wear. Jamhuri Wear is a lifestyle brand, launched in New York City in 2003, with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.  "Jamhuri", which...
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Zanji Art with Njee Muturi – Wearable art pieces from forks and knives?
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Njee Muturi is no ordinary Kenyan jewelry designer. He takes his designs and transforms each piece of jewelry into wearable art that is evidently well thought out and aesthetically beautiful. Each piece is unique, masterfully crafted and personally signed by...
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Njee Muturi twists the knife … and fork and spoon…Meet the man behind Zanji Art
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Njee Muturi is no ordinary jewelry designer. He takes his designs and transforms each piece of jewelry into wearable art that is evidently well crafted, well thought out and aesthetically beautiful. Each piece is unique, masterfully crafted and personally signed...
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The Evolution of Fashion in Africa: Opinions from Kenyan Fashion Designers
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African fashion has been transforming and growing over the years. Kenya has definitely been growing steadily with an increase in fashion designers, fashion related events but most importantly a change in societal views in embracing local talent. The video below,...
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An inside look into the Kooroo fashion brand “Be proud of your heritage and of who you are”
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Entering the Kooroo shop/workshop is a blend of seeing the designers working, interacting with the tailors and seeing the final product on the shelves. Clients are able to really see the process behind the garment adding value to their shopping...
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Our Favourite Fashion Documentaries!
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We decided to pull some of our favourite fashion documentaries that have not only been inspirational, educational but also entertaining. From the hallways and early beginnings of Vogue Magazine, to the shots taken by Bill Cunningham, the splendor and history...
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Africa Feature: Ugandan Designer Sylvia Owori
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We occasionally stumble upon some noted African designers such as this one where we cannot pass the chance to share. Sylvia Owori, Ugandan designer, describes her designs as  a balanced mix between smart and elegant outfits for work and trendy casual...
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Some Things Will Need To Change- Fleeing from Mediocrity
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Previously Sandiso Ngubane said the following in his article “South African Fashion Must Not Condone Mediocrity” in 2011: “I believe everyone in the fashion industry, for it to grow to its full potential, should be held to the highest standard,...
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Some Things Will Need To Change- Pursuing Excellence
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One thing that is true is this. If you are going to do something, do it with all of your might and soul. Do it wholly and to the best of your ability and when you need to teach yourself...
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Inspiration Monday! You can achieve much more than you think- “Find a Way!” Diana Nyad on TED
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“A lot of athletes have this sort of invincibility: [The jellyfish] should worry about me. I don't worry about them. I'll just swim right through them.” Diana Nyad In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing...
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Video Fashion Editorial Campaigns/Films we loved this year… 2013
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Over the year, there have been some notable fashion editorial video campaigns that we have loved. We want to take this time to recap some of the those and share them with you here. 1. Dior: Versailles Campaign The Château...
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Redefining beauty through Photography- Rick Guidotti TEDxEast
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In this engaging pictorial talk, Rick Guidotti takes the audience on his journey of redefining beauty for the masses. As an award-winning fashion photographer, Rick has spent over a decade working with advocacy groups to transform the perception of individuals...
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Vera Wang – Figure Skater To Fashion Icon | Behind The Label |
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Vera Wang describes what she does as being half technician and half therapist. Vera Wang, a designer whose name is synonymous with the bridal business, initially began her career as a figure skater turned senior fashion editor for Vogue joining...
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Inspiration Tuesday! Failing all the way to success Jason Njoku on TedxEuston
Inspiration Tuesday! Failing All the Way to Success: Jason Njoku at TEDxEuston
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Jason Njoku , is a Nigerian internet entrepreneur, and is CEO and founder of Iroko partners, the largest distributor of Nigerian music and movies online. Jason studied at the University of Manchester and grew up in the UK. Most Nigerians...
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