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House of Deola: Couture Royale Made in Nigeria
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It’s no doubt the world is currently experiencing ‘Black Panther’ fever. As the stars of the movie took to the ‘purple carpet’ for the world premiere on January 29, Nigerian actress - Sope Aluko – was spotted donning a Deola...
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Why You ‘Wood’ Want Statement Structural Jewellery By Nyumbani Design
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*It’s the weekend … we stand by the punny* In a sea of brass designs, you can’t miss the handmade creations from Nyumbani design. The Tanzanian-based jewellery brand not only makes a statement with its distinct paradigm, but also the...
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SOLE SERIES RECAP - The Designers Studio TDS Voices - online fashion magazine connecting you to the world of fashion and design in Kenya and Africa
HOW DID IT GO? THE SOLE SERIES RECAP
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How can one truly start to recap three months of the most amazing shoe designers and footwear innovations? Not sure, but we will give it a shot. When we started this series, we decided to do 3 months because we...
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Inspired by Africa: TAWIA DESIGNS by Emmanuel Tawia
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It started with a compliment. While in college, founder - Emmanuel Tawia King -  would make shoes as a hobby. By simply wearing his designs, he’d receive compliments and inquiries on where they could purchase a pair as well. However,...
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Heineken Africa Inspired Fashion Challenge: East Africa Edition
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Something magical was a-brewing On September 8th, 2017. Heineken®’s first design initiative in East Africa announced the winners of the “Africa Inspired Fashion Challenge”. Out of 100 portfolios from Kenyan, Ugandan and Tanzanian designers, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji came...
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Oliberté: The World’s First Fair Trade Certified Footwear Made In Ethiopia
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Tal Dehtiar is the man responsible for the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear brand. The Canadian, with an MBA from Hamilton’s McMaster University, had always wanted to create an internationally successful and socially conscious product made in Africa. He...
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It’s Alive! : Christophe Guberan’s Shape Shifting Active Shoes
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Finding the right shoes. That’s all shoe lovers really want. Walking into a shoe store, slipping on the pair you’ve obsessed over for days and they fit perfectly. Unfortunately, the reality is that you’ll probably try on five to 10...
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Planet Soles: How Shoe & Footwear Design Are Giving Back
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You can’t deny it. From the stream of documentaries such as the Inconvenient Sequel and Before the Flood (The one by Leonardo Dicaprio) to the UN. Framework Convention on Climate Change. (UNFCCC) adopting the Paris Agreement, the planet is in trouble....
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Walking In 3D: Get Inspired By These Shoes Printing The Way Forward
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When you talk about fashion and innovation, 3D technology is never far behind. With its products increasingly permeating how we approach concepts and design, it was bound to make its way into a multitude of varying industries. In our Fashion...
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About TDS
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We are a Kenyan lifestyle premium fashion brand that connects you to the world of Fashion & Design in Kenya shedding light on a new African reality through content and commerce. Inspired to create accessibility and knowledge of the Kenyan...
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The Sole Series #tdsvoices Editor's Note
Shoes anyone? The Sole Series – Editor’s Note #tdsvoices
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I am sure we all remember the famous Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines back in 1965 whose opulence was evident in her love for shoes; all 2,700 of them. At present, her shoes are in a Shoe Museum...
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Who Is Ruling Athleisure And What Can We Learn From Them?
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If lifestyle is king, athleisure is but a humble servant; a necessary connective vessel. Athleisure labels, new and old, are available in the market today to make this wardrobe staple available across the board. Whether the consumer’s goal is to...
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Material Movements: A Guide to Athleisure Fabrics
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Comfort. Durability. Flexibility. Luxury. These four elements are the mantra of athleisure’s fabrics. As their final product needs to be able to integrate flawlessly into an active and social lifestyle, textiles used to execute athleisure need to support functional and...
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Friday Films: How Well Do You Know This Design Must Have
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It’s unexplainable. That feeling you get when your fashion designing senses start tingling and an idea comes to your mind. But how do you bring that sketch into reality? Through the very cornerstone of fashion that is fabrics. The business...
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