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The Colourful & Quirky Fusion Style of Kangarui
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As an artist, you never want your work to have the Déjà vu effect on your audience. A pandemic that can be experienced everywhere from biashara street in the Nairobi CBD to the curios in Maasai market. So when you...
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By Hand With Heart: Hand Printed Fabrics By Simply Sandara
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Interior decorating is more than choosing the right accessories and furniture. Fabrics, with veracious patterns or design, go a long way to creating the ideal ambience in a space for you. Despite the slump of the once vibrant textile industry...
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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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TDS Designer Focus: The Serene Escape with Aman Lamu
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  [Image: Courtesy of Aman Lamu]   We know a place, where no cars go. Where the narrow streets remain unchanged, whispering their traditions and customs in a society that’s built on respect for the past. Lamu Town began in...
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TDS Designer Focus: Njema Helena
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Stories are powerful. Fashion brands are constantly being advised to share their stories with consumers, and the world, for a good reason. The human mind has a way of taking an evocative story and processing it in deeply affective ways...
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Streetwear Flair With Wan Fam
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To be honest, we really haven’t covered a lot of streetwear brands. So, when we stumbled upon a CNN (Cable News Network) article talking about a Kenyan based brand, we had to meet them for our Designer’s Focus series.  Especially...
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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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So This Kind of Fashion Week Exists…
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHm4DWq3T24 It’s ‘Green’, full of challenges and can pull glam on a shoestring budget. Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has been running for 11 years now, with the latest edition having taken place November 1st – 4th 2016, predominantly happens...
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Fashion Film Friday – To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World
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When did we become the ‘throw away’ culture? It wasn’t so long ago that Christmas for many of us meant new clothes. Not the hand me downs you had to wear the entire year from all your older siblings. They...
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Get Eco-friendly with it! These African Fashion Brands are…
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For the past month and a half we’ve looked at the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to fashion and its environmental impact. I know, how something can be so pretty and so downright hideous underneath...
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Circular Fashion: Is It Time for Closed-Loop State of Mind?
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Planet Earth and Fashion aren’t that different. For one, they have both vehemently been believed to be strictly linear structures. While fashion never led anyone to believe that falling off the edge of the world was possible, it did limit...
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Speaking for Forests: you’ve got trees in your clothes.
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  https://youtu.be/-XX043BCx1E If you’re just finding out this news, you’re not alone. There are quite a few fashion designers, clothing brands and even apparel manufacturers that aren’t actually aware that stylish fabric can come from trees. Or that some of...
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Fashion Film Friday: Thread… well sort of
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXW5aPSjElA   Today was meant to be a Fashion Film Friday event, showcasing the 2013 THREAD documentary. We’ve tried in vain to find the full documentary, but thankfully the trailer still raises some important issues. The fashion industry and...
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Recycled Polyester: Answer or Menace?
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“Wearing polyester feels about the same as going about your day in a plastic bag,” ~ Bridget Eastgaard, After Grad Life Blog That seems to be almost any fashionistas sentiment should you dare to offer them a 100% polyester piece...
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