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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: Le Collane Di Betta
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Someone once said that jewellery, like biographies, is a story that tells the many chapters of our lives. What better way to punctuate that than with statement pieces that border on art? Elisabetta Capolino, with her rich Italian design background...
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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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Iko Eco Fashion Kenya
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Style and sustainability. If we’ve learned anything during this series is that the two can co-exist. In Kenya, we’ve seen a strong emphasis on ethical systems and standards to improve the livelihood of workers and artisans in the industry. This...
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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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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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Leather re-imagined: Your next handbag could be grown in a lab
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What is the fashion world without leather? And no one feels this more intrinsically than most Kenyan designers. It has the versatility to create bags, shoes, furniture, jewellery, dresses and so on. If you have an idea, there is possibly...
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Can Tech put an End to Counterfeits?
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It seems to be an unwritten rule. If you truly appreciate fashion you’d never purchase a fake. All your efforts would go to ensure the creative is compensated for their hard work. However, the ease of social media and the...
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Inspire digitally: CAD to the Rescue?
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Fashion is beauty and brains all neatly wrapped in a confusing bow of acronyms. No seriously, go to a fashion and design conference and it’s just like a business affair, albeit aesthetically pleasing to the eye. That’s how I would...
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Fashion Stylists: even the fashionable need help too
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As I’m standing outside Valley Arcade waiting for yet another ‘Uber’, laden with 10 lux bags and set wardrobe I have to deliver before deadline, I’m painfully reminded that the life of a fashion stylist isn’t always a pretty glamorous...
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Samsung: Designing ‘Fashionology’ for Life
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You can’t think about electronics without Samsung popping up into the mix. From TVs, Fridges, smart phones, washing machines, their products – cough sans the rather fiery Galaxy Note 7 cough - are synonymous with electronics that have helped shape...
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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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M+K Nairobi: Fashion’s New Guard in the local scene
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K: [Collection wise] there’s the series with the ochre skirt, the series with the beaded crop top and then there is the series with full-circle blue skirt. M: We usually do triptychs which is an art history term for anything...
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