Africa Feature

Creating the Connection: lemlem [Africa Feature – Ethiopia/Kenya ]
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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...
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Stock Take July Series - The Desings Studio connecting you to fashion and design in Kenya
Stock Take July Series
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Editor's Note_____________ This month we take stock of how far we have come, the lessons learnt and remembering that in this industry, no one is alone.  After 2 years and 9 months of being in existence (who is counting :)), TDS...
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MaXhosa by Laduma – “My Heritage, My Inheritance” –Africa Feature The Designers Studio Photos subject to copyright and courtesy of ©Laduma Ngxokolo
MaXhosa by Laduma – “My Heritage, My Inheritance” – Africa Feature South Africa
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Inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork, Laduma Ngxokolo is a South African textile and knitwear designer best known for his men’s knitwear range. The brand, MaXhosa by Laduma, was established in 2010 with a desire to explore knitwear design solution that...
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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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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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Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Omar Victor Diop – Africa Feature [Senegal] Fine Arts and Fashion photographer
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Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980 and since his early days, Omar has developed an interest for photography and design. Omar’s work is seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.” His work is...
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Photography Series #tdsphotoseries #mayissue
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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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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Africa Feature: Loza Maléombho, Artist and Designer [Côte d’Ivoire] The brand masterfully fuses traditional cultures/sub-cultures and contemporary fashion with vibrant patterns and a touch of fun.
Africa Feature: Loza Maléombho, Artist and Designer [Côte d’Ivoire]
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Transforming African culture and taking it to the world is exactly what this Ivorian designer is doing. Africa has indeed much to offer and this brand seeks to reinvent the African traditional wear, adapt them to modern time and by...
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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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TDS Africa Feature! Teta Isibo from Inzuki Designs [Rwanda]
Africa Feature! Teta Isibo from Inzuki Designs [Rwanda]
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Teta Isibo is the brain behind the Inzuki Designs brand. Initially starting with designing earrings, her hobby soon turned into a fully-fledged business selling handmade jewelry, accessories and interior décor. Inzuki Designs is a Rwandese brand launched in 2010, which...
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Africa Feature: An artist inspired by African Culture- Otakan Designs (Kampala)
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We believe in learning from gaining knowledge to better ourselves in the fashion industry. That includes celebrating, showcasing and promoting Kenyan fashion as well as celebrating those around us. Our Africa Feature comes from Uganda- namely Otakan Designs. Otakan Designs is...
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