Fashion

NEW TO TDS: What DO You Know About Liz Ogumbo-Regisford?
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Liz Ogumbo-Regisford is a creative entity. No, it’s not a buzzword that the Kenyan-born, South-Africa-based entrepreneur uses to draw you into her eponymous label. It’s that you sincerely can’t describe her as just one thing. Believe us, we tried. We...
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NEW TO TDS: IKWETTA – Perfecting The ‘Bikini For Your Feet’
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Ikwetta, the Swahili word for equator, is an imaginary line around the middle earth, that happens to pass through Nanyuki, Kenya. It’s also the name and inspiration behind the Kenyan footwear brand that specialises in leather sandals. If an imaginary...
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LULU MUTULI: The AMILO Brand Founder Goes Tech For Fashion
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No doubt, Lulu Mutuli had an interesting 2017. She was one of the first Heineken® African Inspired Fashion Challenge, got to develop their designs at LEW Design House in Amsterdam for a week and had her first fashion showcase; which just...
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La Kwetu
NEW TO TDS: La Kwetu – Empowering Africa Through Design
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‘Hello, I’m Michelle. The Co-founder of La Kwetu, although my background is in aerospace engineering.’ The 26-year old entrepreneur laughs as we unsuccessfully try to conceal our shock and bewilderment. We had questions. We thought this would be a simple...
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Enanai
Enanai: A New Adventure With Travel Luxury Made In Kenya
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Launched in 2017, Enanai is a Kenyan fashion brand that views bags as more than a functional addition to your ensemble. They are a personal statement, status symbol, fashion accessory and a form of self-expression all rolled into one. Hence,...
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NEW TO TDS: A Taste Of Afropean Designs From Voilà by Lulà
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Voilà by Lulà knows that it’s all in the details. Founder, Lulà Fa, wanted to wear and create a line that reflects her dual identity (Cote d’Ivoire and France) and her personality (modern and traditional). When embarking on her first...
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Zoe Sevak
NEW TO TDS: In Knots Over ZOE SEVAK, Made In Kenya
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Over a decade ago, love brought Zoe Sevak to Kenya. A lawyer by profession with an MBA, Zoe left her home country of Greece to be with her husband. But it wouldn’t be until October 2017 that she would launch...
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NEW TO TDS: The Signature Collection from AIRI KENYA
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Change is the only constant. While we all commence with a set vision and narrative, those too become subject to this truth. Airi Kenya may have launched its first collection in October 2015 as a commercial fashion brand, but the...
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Kahaari
KAHAARI: Extending African Print To The Boardroom & Beyond
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Who says African print should be confined to special occasions? Certainly not Kahaari (ka-haa-ri). Originating from the Swahili word “Kifahari”, which means elegant, this Made in Kenya brand wants to make African prints and designs a staple in the casual...
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LEANDI MULDER DESIGNS: The Art Of Kintsugi Meets Made In South Africa
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Fashion can be a dark industry, riddled with sustainability and ethical issues. A fact that South African fashion designer - Leandi Mulder - became increasingly aware of as a fashion student. It became apparent that the fast fashion model was...
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Taofeek Abijako
Taofeek Abijako: Nigerian-born designer is HEAD OF STATE
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The year was 2016 and Taofeek Abijako was a 17 year old teen embarking on a remarkable expedition. He launched Head Of State, a design company that would focus on fashion, furniture, art installation and product design. But this wouldn’t...
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ELIA
ELIA: Egyptian Footwear Brand That Started With A Shoe Obsession
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Women love shoes. In 2017 sneaker sales rose by 37 percent while inventory of high heels rose by 28 percent in the US alone. The average woman will own at least 20 pairs of shoes at any given time. Dr....
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LADUNNI LAMBO: Juxtaposition Of Culture And Modern Influence Made In Nigeria
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Launched in 2016, Ladunni Lambo is a ready-to-wear fashion brand made in Nigeria. Founded by its eponymous creative director, Ladunni Lambo, the brand is quickly attaining awareness through its distinctive unification of cultural motifs and modern silhouettes. From having their...
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EKTA: Vivid & Playful & Bold, Oh My! Made In South Africa
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Welcome to EKTA. A South African clothing line that celebrates life, playfulness and sophistication through design. After three years of running her fashion business part time, as she honed her design skills, she finally went all in with EKTA, launching...
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