Videos

“No ordinary fashion designer” – NKWO Onwuka at TEDxEuston 2013
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"We as designers need to innovate with the skilled artisans in Africa to commercialize their work for the 21st century"-Nkwo Onwuka. Nkwo Onwuka's foray into the world of fashion all started with an obsession with dolls and a mother who...
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Adèle Dejak Unites Style and Substance
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The Adèle Dejak brand creates handmade fashion accessories for the "modern, sophisticated and multidimensional woman." Adèle Dejak is inspired by African shapes, textures and techniques to create the high fashion statement designs that are equally art pieces. "Work hard and...
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the danger of a single story
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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or...
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Sara Karay- Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Inspired by the natural elements
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Sarakaray is a Kenyan based luxury clothing/fashion brand that is bold, exquisite, out of the box and high end. Launched in 2012, she set out to revolutionize the Kenyan fashion industry. Sarakaray blends bold, extravagant prints with subtle hues; and...
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Africa Feature: David Tlale (South Africa) Fall 2014 Collection- Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
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No words can describe the incredible talent and creativity behind South African renowned award winning fashion designer David Tlale who has for the past ten years exceeded all his achievements and grown significantly as a designer. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week...
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“Growing” your own fabric is possible- Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in this TED talk
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Fashion Designer Suzanne Lee directs the BioCouture research project, which sprang from an idea in her book Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe, a seminal text on fashion and future technologies. Her research harnesses nature to propose a radical future fashion vision: Can we...
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Tribal Chic Fashion Show 2013 at the Tribe Hotel Kenya
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In case you had missed seeing this show, here is an independent video by Steve Muriungi on the  Tribal Chic Fashion Show 2013 at The Tribe Hotel. Tribal Chic is one of the A-list annual fashion show event held at...
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Introducing Rift Valley Leather- founded on providing quality leather products
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Robert Topping and Roy Adlam set up Rift Valley Leather in 2009 and produced their first products for sale at the 2009 Jamhuri Christmas Fair. They purchased a few machines and with two trained fundis (Swahili word for person skilled in repairing or...
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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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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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The Evolution of Fashion in Africa: Opinions from Kenyan Fashion Designers
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African fashion has been transforming and growing over the years. Kenya has definitely been growing steadily with an increase in fashion designers, fashion related events but most importantly a change in societal views in embracing local talent. The video below,...
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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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Redefining beauty through Photography- Rick Guidotti TEDxEast
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In this engaging pictorial talk, Rick Guidotti takes the audience on his journey of redefining beauty for the masses. As an award-winning fashion photographer, Rick has spent over a decade working with advocacy groups to transform the perception of individuals...
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Inspiration Tuesday! Failing all the way to success Jason Njoku on TedxEuston
Inspiration Tuesday! Failing All the Way to Success: Jason Njoku at TEDxEuston
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Jason Njoku , is a Nigerian internet entrepreneur, and is CEO and founder of Iroko partners, the largest distributor of Nigerian music and movies online. Jason studied at the University of Manchester and grew up in the UK. Most Nigerians...
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