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Design and Metamorphosis: Larissa Muthoni tells her story and her brand Zamoyo [Part I] #TDSCity2CoastSeries
Design and Metamorphosis: Larissa Muthoni tells her story and her brand Zamoyo
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Larissa Muthoni is the founder and designer of the brand, Zamoyo. Conceived in 2002, legally registered in Tanzania in 2011 and registered in Kenya in 2012, Larissa started this brand out of a need to add more color to her...
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e want to bring some sunshine and beach into the mix by taking a look at designers in the Kenyan coast. This month...Setting sail: City to Coast July Series
Setting sail: City to Coast July Series
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ We have spent some time showcasing the fashion and design world primarily in Nairobi and so this month we are taking a trip to the coast. Despite this month...
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Looking Back at our May Photography SeriesThis month, we took an exciting journey through the lens. We were truly excited to begin this month by introducing our very first Feature Series. We begin with our May Photography Series where we introduce to you some of our Kenyan photographers
Looking Back at our May Photography Series
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ This month, we took an exciting journey through the lens. We were truly excited to begin this month by introducing our very first Feature Series. We began with...
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Editor’s Note: May Photography Series “Journey Behind the Lens”
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ This month, we take a journey through the lens. We are truly excited to begin this month by introducing our very first Feature Series. We begin with our...
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The Designers Studio Kenya - Month in Review [July] An Accessory Filled Month #fashionke #tdsvoices
Month in Review! [July] An Accessory Filled Month
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July has been an accessory filled month. Starting the month with a wonderful announcement of Adele Dejak’s summer sale at the Village Market store that began on 4th of July. In addition, there is also a blowout sale at the...
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Sifiso
SIFISO SHANGE: The Zulu Modernist on Preserving and Progressing Culture through Design
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“History is not most probable in written traditions and tales of the past but can be conveyed through contemporary Art.” ~ David Nkusi - writer, cultural heritage analyst Sifiso Shange is a South African creative that goes by many titles....
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ÉKÉTÉ
ÉKÉTÉ: The Ethical Nigerian Brand Big On Traditional Craftsmanship
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Launched in April 2018, Ékété is an accessories brand that made its fashionable introduction with intricately woven basket bags. While they exude the essence of blissful holiday, rooted at its core is rich culture and a fervent appreciation for ethical...
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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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Fruché Free spirits
FRUCHÉ: A ‘Free Spirit’ Womenswear Brand, Made In Nigeria
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Founded by Frank Aghuno, Fruché is a Nigerian brand with a zany edge. Taking an artisanal approach, the ready to wear brand has garnered a reputation for fun and fanciable fashion. A fusion of contemporary silhouettes and Nigerian culture, saturated...
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Basotho Blanket Coat
BASOTHO BLANKETS: The Lesotho Fabric Making ‘Burritoing’ À La Mode
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The finest comfort of any cold season or place is the warm snugness of a blanket. How cruel then that we’re forced to leave it in the sanctuary of our bedrooms to brave the low temperatures. Because, wouldn’t it raise...
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Gonja Cloth: Kente Isn’t The Only Must-Have Fabric Woven In Ghana
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The Kente may be IT textile from Ghana, but the Gonja cloth shouldn’t be counted out. In fact, the Kente is considered a derivative of the Gonja; albeit with an infusion of colour. Not to mention, it’s part of the...
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Made In Ethiopia: The Habesha Kemis, It’s Details & Compliments
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Africa is a complex continent. Granted there are shared similarities amongst its citizens, each country has its own blend of cultural and lingual framework. Take for example, Ethiopia. It has over 80 ethnic groups with their own cultures, customs, dialects,...
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KORHOGO: The Hand Painted Pictorial Cloth, Made In Côte d’Ivoire
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Korhogo is a type of mud cloth that originates from Korhogo in Côte d’Ivoire. Made by the Senufo people, the textile is a hand-woven and hand-spun cotton fabric decorated with hand-painted designs. The captivating symbolism and imagery that’s featured on...
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ADIRE: The Blue Blood Tie-Dye Textile, Made In Nigeria
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Adire is a traditional textile craft made and worn by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Derived from the Yoruba words, adi (to tie) and re (to dye), Adire means tie and dye. The original versions were indigo-dyed and decorated with...
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