Design

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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So This Kind of Fashion Week Exists…
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHm4DWq3T24 It’s ‘Green’, full of challenges and can pull glam on a shoestring budget. Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has been running for 11 years now, with the latest edition having taken place November 1st – 4th 2016, predominantly happens...
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Let’s talk about Adidas and Eco-friendly shoes, shall we?
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If you’re looking for anything second hand but struck out in the likes of Toi market, you’re most likely going to end up in Gikomba market. And if you’re visiting it for the first time, no one can really prepare...
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It’s a Wrap: Final thoughts on Fashion Tech
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Be inspired. I was recently at a café that has a nook library right beside the kitchen. A swap library, they called it. The idea is to take a book, any book. In fact, take a book you probably wouldn’t...
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Fashion Film: Touching tech – wearable technology | Ben Moir
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Who doesn’t like a good TED Talk? It’s a platform that provides bite size presentations which offer different perspectives that we may have never thought about before. Fashion Film Friday is brought to us by Wearable Experiments (We:eX) founding member,...
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CUTTING EDGE: LASER CUTTING TECH FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
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If you have ever watched an episode of Project Runway, one of the most stressful moments is when time is running out for the contestants before the runway show. Often a hot glue gun, pins, staplers and haphazard cutting pops...
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Leather re-imagined: Your next handbag could be grown in a lab
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What is the fashion world without leather? And no one feels this more intrinsically than most Kenyan designers. It has the versatility to create bags, shoes, furniture, jewellery, dresses and so on. If you have an idea, there is possibly...
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Fashion Film: Liquid Fabric in a Can!
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[bctt tweet="With where fashion wants to go and what it wants to achieve, interdisciplinary research is the key to success. " username="FashionKE"] It’s the fun spirit of silly string with the sophistication of a spider web-weaving silk. Liquid fabric came...
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Fashion Film: Siemens Fabric Series
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Disclaimer, these videos were created by Siemens to indirectly push a particular product. Great thing is, this series does addresses issues that are being posed to the modern fashion world. It being a Friday in what I can only assume...
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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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