Search Results For "cotton"

CocoLili: Collective movement for timeless fashion
||,
Basic Collection [Image: Courtesy of CocoLili] What inspired you to go into fashion? E:  I’m not entirely sure to be honest with you. I just remember my mum buying me fabric and taking me to our tailors, where I roughly...
continue reading
M+K Nairobi Part II: Creating Apparel to Last Generations
||,
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...
continue reading
Mambo Pambo: The ‘Proudly Kenyan’ Afro-contemporary Brand after Africa’s Heart
||,
It’s about the experience. Since its inception in 2015, this design house has been on a mission to change the way people view and experience clothes and accessories made locally. Adding to the growing movement that aims to shift the...
continue reading
Canvas and Kangas: standing out from the crowd
||,
It all started with a shopping bag. Now two years later, the brand that has successfully merged the free spirit of the coast with the functionality required by the urban city, has become a fully-fledged operation. One that can easily...
continue reading
Creating the Connection: lemlem [Africa Feature – Ethiopia/Kenya ]
||,
Actress. Supermodel. Entrepreneur. Liya Kebede branched into the world of fashion design in a bid to support indigenous weavers in her home country, Ethiopia. Noticing that the local craft-based businesses were struggling, she launched ‘Lemlem’ which is Amharic for ‘to...
continue reading
LULEA: Luxury with a Purpose
||,
Luxury is often associated with exclusion. However award-winning, internationally acclaimed premium leather and accessories designer, Edmond Chesneau, has had a different approach to the craft. The master craftsman was inspired to start Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA) and the ‘Centre of...
continue reading
The State of the Kenyan Fashion Industry
||,
Transparency. Only by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the fashion industry can there be strides to consistent and profitable growth. HIVOS, together with Equity Bank and the Association of Fashion Designers of Kenya (AFAD), on Tuesday, 21st June...
continue reading
Lessons from Colombia’s Fashion Revolution
||,
If you weren’t aware that Colombia had a vibrant fashion industry, no one can blame you. The country has been working hard to shake off its violence and instability image from its Pablo Escobar et al Narcos cocaine capital days....
continue reading
Eco Innovation: Tosheka Textiles Takes on Sustainable Supply & Production
||,
Tosheka. A Kiswahili word that simply means satisfaction, runs deep with meaning and promise for this social entrepreneurial enterprise. It’s a guarantee of fulfilling their partners and customers needs through quality, value, delivery and customer service. Started in 2011, Lucy...
continue reading
Costly Cheapness: The impact Asia has on fashion
||,
In the developing world, China appears to be a saviour to shoppers on a tight budget.  You see them displayed in stalls all over the central business district (CBD) or comfortably promoted on your Instagram or Facebook feed; ready for...
continue reading
Nyorh Agwe’s women’s lifestyle brand constantly inspired by moments, memories, and experiences #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Nyorh Agwe’s women’s lifestyle brand constantly inspired by moments, memories, and experiences
||,
Nyorh Agwe is a Cameroonian fashion designer based in New York who explores her Cameroonian identity through artistic, eclectic and beautiful creations. Her brand is a women's lifestyle brand that reflects Nyorh Agwe's cross cultural experiences as an African girl...
continue reading
Year in Review: The Designers Whose Mission is to Change the Perception of Africa
Year in Review: The Designers Whose Mission is to Change the Perception of Africa
||
Firstly, we love the shot of Nairobi at night pictured above by George Mo Photography. Ok, back to reviewing the year :) CHILLI MANGO Speaking of wearable art, let’s take you now to our funky Afro urban street wear whose...
continue reading
There is more than meets the eye: Tina Masese tells us more about the Modeling world
There is more than meets the eye: Tina Masese tells us more about the Modeling world
||,
Modeling, like fashion design, is in fact a real job with its own challenges, time constraints and skill. Tina Masese is known more for being a model, however, she in fact studied fashion design and so is a master of...
continue reading
The Muna Yemane Brand – All about sophistication
||
Having appeared in the Festival for Fashion and Arts (FAFA) after only 5 months of officially launching her brand, Muna Yemane designs for both men and women. Muna Yemane participated in this years FAFA event that took place on 31...
continue reading