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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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TDS Creative: Patrick Mavros
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Stationed in the Village Market Mall, shop No. 284, is a minimalistic-chic store, with tastefully positioned silver jewellery and accessories. Looking through its glass windows, you can easily spot animal-inspired pieces that have a high street feel; that you almost...
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Iko Eco Fashion Kenya
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Style and sustainability. If we’ve learned anything during this series is that the two can co-exist. In Kenya, we’ve seen a strong emphasis on ethical systems and standards to improve the livelihood of workers and artisans in the industry. This...
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Fashion Film Friday: Even THIS Beloved Fabric is a Product of Exploitation! (Really?!)
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  Silk has got to be the world’s most deluxe fibre. With the way the fashion industry utilises it both in Africa and abroad, I believe designers would concur. It’s been around for a minute (read as thousands of years)...
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To Faux or Not to Faux Fur?
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Nancie Mwai in Faux Fur [Image: Paul Masamo / Nancie Mwai]   With just 18 days to the New Year, we begin to reflect on some of the biggest trends of 2016. In Nairobi, one that caught on in all...
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Yellow, Fringes, Puff Sleeves and Pleated Skirts – our trend review and coverage of Tribal Chic 2016
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We understand that Fashion Weeks and other fashion events tend to lose the greater community coming across as too opulent or exclusive. We however like to bring the exclusive to the fore because lets face it; we are all the...
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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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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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Got it covered: Drop of a Hat leading the resurgence of hat-wearing
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Humans have covered their heads from time immemorial. Whether it was to protect themselves from the elements or as a symbol of status, there was a time it was unfathomable to be seen without a hat. The modern age may...
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Shikhazuri: Jewellery with a story
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  ‘Each piece tells a story…The cultures that inspire it…and the beauty captured by it’. Despite her successful legal career, founder and creator Shikha Vincent, found an avenue to combine her wanderlust spirit and her inventive fervidness to craft jewelry...
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LULEA: Luxury with a Purpose
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Luxury is often associated with exclusion. However award-winning, internationally acclaimed premium leather and accessories designer, Edmond Chesneau, has had a different approach to the craft. The master craftsman was inspired to start Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA) and the ‘Centre of...
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Fashion Blogging – what exactly is it anyway?
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I know what you’re thinking. This blog post is pointless since you already know exactly what fashion blogging is. But do you? At face value, fashion blogging appears to be a white canvas website that has pretty pictures, tips on...
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