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It all began with a fallen star and a meteor: Mugo Muna tells all about the Bora Wear brand
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Getting into this interview, Mugo went straight into it. “The biggest competition is mitumba”. There is a huge price gap between what you can get in toy market and the Junction Mall, he states. “You have to convince people to...
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LEAP YEAR: The RTW Clothing Lovingly Made In Uganda
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Launched in 2013, Leap Year is a clothing brand made and based in Uganda. It is the premier product from Asali Designs; a company formed by Pamela Kahwa to manifest her dreams and aspirations within the fashion industry. Although Pamela...
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Mangishi Doll
MANGISHI DOLL (MD): The Afro-Eclectic Print Queen
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Made in Zambia, Mangishi Doll (MD) is a contemporary, ready to wear line that embraces bold prints and vibrant styles. Founder and fashion designer, Kapasa Musonda, unique selling point is her ability to effortlessly fuse vibrant and authentic prints and...
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HOUSE OF THAIRU: In Conversation With Steve Thairu
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We’re going to be honest with you. After speaking to Steve Thairu we weren’t sure how we would write this article on the House of Thairu. The 22 year old designer is a dreamer with a whimsical outlook on life....
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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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LUXURY FEATURE: Taibo Bacar. Semi-colon
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If there is a list of African designers that require little to no introduction, Taibo Bacar is certainly on it. We first spoke (read gushed) about this designer from Mozambique in our 2015 article titled, ‘Africa Feature: Taibo Bacar. Full...
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TDS Designer Focus: Discovering Deepa Dosaja’s Flower Power
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    Silk, bright colours, flowers and butterflies. These are just some of the elements Deepa Dosaja used to create her ‘My Flowers’ couture collection for New York Fashion Week (NYFW). On 11th February 2017 at Studio 450, New York,...
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CUTTING EDGE: LASER CUTTING TECH FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
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If you have ever watched an episode of Project Runway, one of the most stressful moments is when time is running out for the contestants before the runway show. Often a hot glue gun, pins, staplers and haphazard cutting pops...
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INTERACTIVE CLOTHING: The future of fashion is all for connectivity
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Adapt. That is what humans have been doing since inception. Be it via genetic, cultural or ecological change to handle new environments, we have continually developed avenues for adjustments and acclimatization. But, what if our clothes became more than a...
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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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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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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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The State of the Kenyan Fashion Industry
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Transparency. Only by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the fashion industry can there be strides to consistent and profitable growth. HIVOS, together with Equity Bank and the Association of Fashion Designers of Kenya (AFAD), on Tuesday, 21st June...
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