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Fashion Business THIS BUSINESS WE CALL FASHION – Business Series (May-June)
Editor’s Note – Business Series (May-June)
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Editor's Note There really isn’t a need to reiterate what we said before about fashion being a business but hey, one more time wont hurt. I recall moderating a talk for HEVA Fund, “Finance for the Creative Sector” and our...
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Editor’s Note – Design Trends Series
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Editor's Note_____________ From opening our flagship store at Two Rivers to wrapping up the Designer focus series, we want to bring some inspiration and style to your homes with our Design Trends Series.  A lot has been happening these two...
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Editors’ Note – Designer Focus Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next month and a half, January and February, we have our eyes peeled on designers both in Kenya and Africa touching out hearts.  Happy Happy New Year to you all. 2017 it is then and we are...
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Yellow, Fringes, Puff Sleeves and Pleated Skirts – our trend review and coverage of Tribal Chic 2016
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We understand that Fashion Weeks and other fashion events tend to lose the greater community coming across as too opulent or exclusive. We however like to bring the exclusive to the fore because lets face it; we are all the...
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EDITOR’S NOTE – THE AGE OF CONSERVATION Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, November to December, we take a look at the age of conservation and the role of the fashion industry globally and in Kenya. On October 21st 2016, National Geographic released a documentary on climate...
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Rampel Designs – Legacy Furniture in Kenya
Rampel Designs – Legacy Furniture in Kenya
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There is nothing more exciting than finding a gem. This is one of them; with a story to back it. Our story begins on 16 April 1989 when Jane Perlez wrote a feature for the Chicago Tribune on the famous...
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Images©Siyanda Mbele - bringing tradition into contemporary design
Siyanda Mbele bringing tradition into contemporary design
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In the spirit of celebrating designers who are being innovative in design, we couldn’t help but bring you Siyanda Mbele; an emerging South African designer that's bringing tradition into contemporary furniture design. What struck us the most was the Mvelo...
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Tech tool for the savvy interior designer on The Designers Studio Kenya
Tech tools for the savvy interior designer
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“Technology is the enabler for success; when used to enhance efficiently and encourage collaboration, we can help provide outstanding quality service globally.” Peter Conant, Former President of The International Interior Design Association (IIDA). There is something exciting about bringing a...
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5 ways technology has impacted interior design ©TheDesignersStudio Kenya. Photo credits provided.
5 ways technology has impacted interior design
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Technology is contributing to building our homes and spaces in more ways than we could have imagined. Consumers, as well as designers, have continuously been leveraging on technology to take design into their own hands for creating new home spaces...
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Technology Fashion and Design Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, September to October, we take a look into how technology plays into the fashion and design world and how we can take part of it. It is known that technology has literally changed our lives in...
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Emerging Designers – August Series
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Editor's Note_____________ This month we celebrate emerging designers.  The fashion industry is constantly evolving bringing forth a new crop of fashion designers who will spur on new trends, looks and direction. Emerging designers are the future of any industry and...
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Stock Take July Series - The Desings Studio connecting you to fashion and design in Kenya
Stock Take July Series
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Editor's Note_____________ This month we take stock of how far we have come, the lessons learnt and remembering that in this industry, no one is alone.  After 2 years and 9 months of being in existence (who is counting :)), TDS...
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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 Fashion Model Series - The Designers Studio Fashion and Design in Kenya
Editor’s Note: The Fashion Model Series
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Models. The fashion industry would not be what it is without these crucial industry players. I know, models are perceived to be tall, pretty women with not much else to offer other than their bodies for commercial purposes. Although, in...
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