The Designers Studio

ZAMBARAU Accessories | Lover of Life and Art
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Maria Nyambura, the designer behind Zambarau is a lover of life (in a hippie kind of way) a tree hugger and a lover of beauty finding it everywhere she can around her.  A foodie, an artist and an architectural enthusiast...
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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
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This particular TED talk discussed the reality of perception in our society and the importance of having the right mentality when facing certain tasks. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves....
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Chico Leco Presents Katungulu Mwendwa [3]
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Katungulu Mwendwa's designs are modern and edgy with an almost ethereal quality and are distinctly grounded in her rich African heritage. Chico Leco presented her Pre-Fall 2013 collection: Dinka Translation; a collection that takes its main cues from Dinka culture.
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Chico Leco presents Ruth Abade [2]
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Ruth Abade from Black Fly. Ruth Abade is an alchemist with prints and colour, which teamed with her calculated cuts, is a veritable ode to the eclectic attitude. Chico Leco presents her Fall/Winter 2013 collection - Enfant De Boheme.  
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Chico Leco presents- Blackbird [1]
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Sunny Dolat served as the executive producer of Chico Leco Presents, Kenya’s first online fashion showcase, a collection of 8 conceptual videos bringing together fashion designers, stylists, and photographers. Chico Leco unveiled eight stunning collections by Kenyan designers Katungulu Mwendwa,...
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Betty Vanetti: Motivated for Change
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BV- “I have been a designer since I was born, I think I designed before I could talk. All my life it was about fashion.” BV has been in the fashion business for ten years on and off. BV worked...
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TED Talk- Isaac Mizrahi
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Isaac Mizrahi, Fashion Designers talks on TED about Fashion and Creativity
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Africa Feature: Ethiopian Designer – YEFIKER
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We came upon this incredible designer label in Ethiopia called YEFIKER. The designer is Fikirte Addis, a young emerging Designer from Addis Ababa who takes cultural cotton fabrics and turns them into a ready to wear collection for the modern...
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“You are it” Short Fashion Film – by Gecko Productions
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There are a couple of fashion films out there that we would love to introduce to you. We will start with this one - a fashion "tag your it" story. We absolutely love this piece, with no dialogue, the models,...
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Fashion Weeks in Kenya – food for thought!
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Fashion weeks as we known of them generally are all about getting to see the show, being seen in the shows, the glamour of it all and just a little bit more. Be that as it may, there is a...
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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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Zambarau: Editor’s Picks
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Having met with the delightful designer behind Zambarau, we have decided to show a sneak preview of some of our favorite pieces from her. Will be posting her interview this month to present to you fully the brains behind the...
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Designer innovation | Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets
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This TED talk could not be kept a secret. Now for those of you who don’t know, and are not as addicted to TED talks as we are; TED talks are  “ideas worth spreading” on every topic under the sun....
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