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Bei ya kuongea: The second-hand impact on the Fashion Industry
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Mitumba or mtush. There was a time no one in their fashionably acclimatized mind would EVER admit that they got their clothes by standing in a heap of second hand clothes in an open air flea market. It was ‘this...
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Fashion Week: More than a Pretty Face
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With each Fashion Week, there are always nay-sayers that don’t see the need for all the hullabaloo. It’s just for the fashion-oriented, enthusiasts and hopefuls who are engulfed in the world of fashion, isn’t it? Despite the fixation on beauty...
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POQUA POQU is a Ghanaian based affordable luxury women’s fashion brand. Here is what we find so charming about this brand; the simplicity in the designs celebrating women.
POQUA POQU bringing edge and simplicity [Africa Feature: Ghana]
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POQUA POQU is a Ghanaian based affordable luxury women’s fashion brand. Here is what we find so charming about this brand; the simplicity in the designs celebrating women. Perusing through her collections, one can see that this designer truly provides...
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Africa Feature: Taibo Bacar. Full Stop. [Mozambique]
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We decided to feature this Mozambican designer's work simply because it cannot go without praise. By the time we were done looking through his work, this article came to life. Looking through his collections, leaves you speechless and simultaneously in...
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Ogake Mosomi and her fashion journey [Part I]
Ogake Mosomi and her fashion journey [Part II]
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For Ogake, fashion was an easy natural choice for. She recalls her days in primary school when drawing was the name of the game. “Everyone drew, boys drew cars and the girls drew princess dresses. When everyone broke off I...
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Jessica Baah: Africa Feature Ghana "Pieces you didn’t even know you needed until you see them"
Jessica Baah: Africa Feature Ghana “Pieces you didn’t even know you needed until you see them”
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BAAH by Jessica Baah is an edgy woman's wear brand and fashion house with two labels. The Black Label, which is ready to wear, and the Gold which creates pieces for TV, music a film. Jessica Baah aims “to create...
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First hand visit to the House of Lesage – Appreciating Craftmanship and Couture
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Author: Maryanne Njeri Maina | An MBA student in Luxury Brand Management at HEC School of Management in Paris – Twitter: @njerimaina. E: laluxeuniverse@gmail.com __________________________ This week, my luxury class was held at the Maison (House) of Lesage in Paris, the temple...
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Chilli Mango: Changing the Stereotype on Kenyan Made Goods
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Njeri Gikera, founder and Designer of Chilli Mango launched the brand to do things differently with regard to fashion products in Kenya – seeking more authentic and relatable. “I opted for something that I would wear.” Starting in 2009, she...
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Swahili Fashion Week 2013 [Dar es Salaam, Tanzania]
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“Created as a platform for designers from Swahili speaking countries, to date, we have created an industry which does not only spur the growth of the textile, culture and fashion industry, but also that of the tourism industry. Hosting this...
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Katungulu Mwendwa “Telling a story through fashion”
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Upon finishing high school, she was not exactly sure what she wanted to do in her career however she had always been designing clothes and experimenting. Her confidence booster came from winning the 2007 Catwalk Kenya competition where she realized...
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IQUIRA- Wangari Kariuki- Environmental Health Officer on a fashion journey
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Wangari Kariuki, the Designer behind the brand Iquira, began her designing journey with one client; herself. Dissatisfied with what she saw in the market, she decided to make earrings for herself, bought the necessary supplies and began designing. After a...
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Africa Feature: Ethiopian Designer – YEFIKER
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We came upon this incredible designer label in Ethiopia called YEFIKER. The designer is Fikirte Addis, a young emerging Designer from Addis Ababa who takes cultural cotton fabrics and turns them into a ready to wear collection for the modern...
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SHWESHWE: The Colourful Cotton Fabric, Made In South Africa
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Shweshwe, also known as isishweshwe and shoeshoe, is a cotton fabric that comes in a variety of hues and intricate print designs. It was originally dyed indigo, which is why its formal name is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’. Printed on...
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CAPULANA: The Versatile Textile From Mozambique
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It’s known as the Kanga in Tanzania and Kenya, Pagne in Senegal and Congo, Lappa in Nigeria, and the Leso in Mombasa. But in Mozambique, it’s referred to as Capulana. Considered a traditional fabric, the Capulana is a vibrant cotton...
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