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Wearable Tech x Fashion Luxury
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Why choose between luxe fashions and smart, functional wear when you can have both? Just like a chef will always insist that everything plated should enhance a dish, we’re in the era where having a quality product isn’t enough. We...
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Work Smart: Wearable Tech for Sports and Fitness
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[Image: Courtesy of wearewearables.com] The human body is an amazing machine –Simone, Bolts, Phelps anyone - and what better way to see extreme excellence than the recently completed Rio Olympics and the Paralympics starting today. Once you pick your jaw...
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Fashion Tech: driving change for good in Fashion
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Reducing Barriers We no longer have to wait for who’s who to attend Fashion Week and eventually trickle down information to the rest of us concerning what is in. Advancements such as live streaming of shows has increased the interconnectivity...
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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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Polka Boka: Rebranded
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The urge to call them the comeback kids is strong within us. For a brand that started in 2013, it quickly garnered the support from the local scene and was in the public domain up until the end of 2014....
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Jasleen Matharu: The Fashion Design Student to Watch
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We’ve featured a lot of established designers in the past, and emerging designers that seem to have it all together. But that doesn’t mean that everyone knows just where the fashion road will take them. Or that everyone has to...
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TDS Emerging Designers: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg SS16
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We’ve been so wrapped up in sharing such great stories from Kenya’s new and upcoming designers that we almost missed out on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg (MBFWJ) SS16. Gasp!! The fashion faux pas of it all. The Spring/Summer 2016...
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CocoLili: Collective movement for timeless fashion
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Basic Collection [Image: Courtesy of CocoLili] What inspired you to go into fashion? E:  I’m not entirely sure to be honest with you. I just remember my mum buying me fabric and taking me to our tailors, where I roughly...
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Eleleck: letting luxe leather speak for itself
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"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." —Rachel Zoe One way of communicating you have impeccable and effortless style is through a leather handbag. And it’s easy to see why those practical carriers for...
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Ikojn: Fashion’s Fast Riser talks about AFI, AFX and being proactive in the local industry
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Take us to the moment you were announced as finalist for the AFI top ten That was crazy! I remember when I decided to apply for that, everything just went so wrong. Because I initially had a two week window...
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Ikojn: Fashion’s Fast Riser Part I
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This big win meant that the designer got the opportunity to showcase her brand, Ikojn, at the prestigious Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa that features top regional designers, such as David Tlale and Mille Collines.   Despite...
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M+K Nairobi Part II: Creating Apparel to Last Generations
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Your Prêt-a-Porter collection showcased quite a variety of looks K: There were roughly 25 pieces; 15 looks that we made for the collection. It was inspired by earth and sky. We started with colours, going from the atmospherics of the...
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M+K Nairobi: Fashion’s New Guard in the local scene
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K: [Collection wise] there’s the series with the ochre skirt, the series with the beaded crop top and then there is the series with full-circle blue skirt. M: We usually do triptychs which is an art history term for anything...
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Kiondoo Kulture: Here’s to new and colourful beginnings
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[Image: Courtesy of Kiondoo Kulture] Work. That’s what the kiondoo bag represents to any woman from the Kikuyu or Kamba communities. And with good reason. There was a time where sisal and a rough around the edges strap was all...
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