Fashion

Polka Boka: Rebranded
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The urge to call them the comeback kids is strong within us. For a brand that started in 2013, it quickly garnered the support from the local scene and was in the public domain up until the end of 2014....
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Jasleen Matharu: The Fashion Design Student to Watch
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We’ve featured a lot of established designers in the past, and emerging designers that seem to have it all together. But that doesn’t mean that everyone knows just where the fashion road will take them. Or that everyone has to...
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Eleleck: letting luxe leather speak for itself
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"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." —Rachel Zoe One way of communicating you have impeccable and effortless style is through a leather handbag. And it’s easy to see why those practical carriers for...
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Ikojn: Fashion’s Fast Riser talks about AFI, AFX and being proactive in the local industry
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Take us to the moment you were announced as finalist for the AFI top ten That was crazy! I remember when I decided to apply for that, everything just went so wrong. Because I initially had a two week window...
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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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Got it covered: Drop of a Hat leading the resurgence of hat-wearing
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Humans have covered their heads from time immemorial. Whether it was to protect themselves from the elements or as a symbol of status, there was a time it was unfathomable to be seen without a hat. The modern age may...
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Double Dee’s : Bra’nching the Lingerie divide for Busty Women in Kenya
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Let me start by saying that I appreciate the irony of this situation. As a member of the fun-size community, bras are just another accessory. Do you want ribbons, Russian dolls on it? Bedazzled? You got it! I’ve never experienced...
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Zuvaa- Connecting your skills with your passion [Africa Feature: Nigeria/USA]
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Necessity. The mother of invention led Nigerian-American entrepreneur Kelechi Anyadiegwu to create the online platform ‘Zuvaa’ which means “sunshine” in the Shona language from Zimbabwe. The online marketplace is devoted to modern African design that embraces figure-flattering shapes, with sizes up...
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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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The Brand Formerly known as Zeebaan Designs: Honey from the Moon
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[Image: Courtesy of Honey from the Moon/Poppy Miyonga Photography] Last we left off you were talking about issues with the leather industry… how the supply demand was making the leather more expensive…. You were working with what you could find...
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THE PINK SAVANNAH |From Unique Handmade Trademark to New Collections and Everything in between
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Expression. The Pink Savannah as a brand exudes multi-layer experience. What started with beaded bracelets as a source of enjoyment for sisters Glazia and Glena, has turned to a successful brand that is clean-cut, minimalism that is also the life...
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Iquira: adding the flavour to the Ready-to-wear scene
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“We are not sure how you came across our creative space but we are ecstatic you found us!” is how this fashion brand begins its introduction to any newcomer that happens upon their site. The brand’s defining attribute is its...
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New designers… here’s your last chance.
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A soft copy of your portfolio of your most recently completed work/collections Provide a short biography of the designer and brand. If you want to nominate a designer or brand, It’s as simple as tagging us on their social media...
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