Features

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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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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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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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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Uru Diamonds – Unique Jewelry from Tanzania
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On one of our breaks from Swahili Fashion Week Tanzania 2013, we discovered Uru Diamonds in Slipway Shopping Plaza in Dar es Salaam. Drawn by the Maasai clad shop assistant who was incredibly welcoming, the serene aura and set up...
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Swahili Fashion Week 2013 [Dar es Salaam, Tanzania]
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“Created as a platform for designers from Swahili speaking countries, to date, we have created an industry which does not only spur the growth of the textile, culture and fashion industry, but also that of the tourism industry. Hosting this...
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Kenya at 50 “Let us stand firm to defend our heritage and splendor”
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As we celebrate 50 years of independence in Kenya, here the speech from President Uhuru Kenyatta made on Mashujaa Day, 20th October 2013. "This year, we mark the Golden Jubilee of our Republic. We intend to commemorate 50 years of...
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Swahili Fashion Week 2013 in Video
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Videos Courtesy of Bongo5! Afrostreet Kollektions from Kenya Yvonne Odhiambo, the head designer brings this label to the fore describing it as "it's African, it's Ankara, it's Afrostreet Kollektions, representing the African girl child the best way we can, with...
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Katungulu Mwendwa “Telling a story through fashion”
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Upon finishing high school, she was not exactly sure what she wanted to do in her career however she had always been designing clothes and experimenting. Her confidence booster came from winning the 2007 Catwalk Kenya competition where she realized...
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Doreen Mashika Zanzibar Africa Feature
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Doreen Mashika, nominated for Accessory Designer of the Year in Swahili Fashion Week 2013, was born and raised in Tanzania, studied and worked in Switzerland, and is now part 
of a growing homeward bound African diaspora. Inspired by a deep...
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