Fashion

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the danger of a single story
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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or...
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Sara Karay- Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Inspired by the natural elements
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Sarakaray is a Kenyan based luxury clothing/fashion brand that is bold, exquisite, out of the box and high end. Launched in 2012, she set out to revolutionize the Kenyan fashion industry. Sarakaray blends bold, extravagant prints with subtle hues; and...
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Is Kenya ready for the exclusive world of luxury?
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In case you had missed this article posted in the Business Daily on 24 February 2014, we received consent from the author, Maryanne Njeri Maina to post her article here. She touches on issues of luxury, haute couture and what that...
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Thandiwe Muriu – “I want to be Kenyan based photographer serving Africa.”
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“I picked up my first camera when I was 14 years old but my business is two years old.” Before delving into the industry, she begins with her story. Her first contact with cameras was due to her father who...
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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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“Growing” your own fabric is possible- Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in this TED talk
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Fashion Designer Suzanne Lee directs the BioCouture research project, which sprang from an idea in her book Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe, a seminal text on fashion and future technologies. Her research harnesses nature to propose a radical future fashion vision: Can we...
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Tribal Chic Fashion Show 2013 at the Tribe Hotel Kenya
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In case you had missed seeing this show, here is an independent video by Steve Muriungi on the  Tribal Chic Fashion Show 2013 at The Tribe Hotel. Tribal Chic is one of the A-list annual fashion show event held at...
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Rift Valley Leather “changing societal expectation of leather products in Kenya, one bag a time”
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Rift Valley Leather was started by Robert Topping as designer and Roly Adlam as Director. Robert Topping, whom we met, together with Zadock Langat, the Marketing Director explained his entry into this company when he first visited Kenya in 1998...
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Introducing Rift Valley Leather- founded on providing quality leather products
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Robert Topping and Roy Adlam set up Rift Valley Leather in 2009 and produced their first products for sale at the 2009 Jamhuri Christmas Fair. They purchased a few machines and with two trained fundis (Swahili word for person skilled in repairing or...
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Zanji Art with Njee Muturi – Wearable art pieces from forks and knives?
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Njee Muturi is no ordinary Kenyan jewelry designer. He takes his designs and transforms each piece of jewelry into wearable art that is evidently well thought out and aesthetically beautiful. Each piece is unique, masterfully crafted and personally signed by...
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The Evolution of Fashion in Africa: Opinions from Kenyan Fashion Designers
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African fashion has been transforming and growing over the years. Kenya has definitely been growing steadily with an increase in fashion designers, fashion related events but most importantly a change in societal views in embracing local talent. The video below,...
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Our Favourite Fashion Documentaries!
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We decided to pull some of our favourite fashion documentaries that have not only been inspirational, educational but also entertaining. From the hallways and early beginnings of Vogue Magazine, to the shots taken by Bill Cunningham, the splendor and history...
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Some Things Will Need To Change- Fleeing from Mediocrity
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Previously Sandiso Ngubane said the following in his article “South African Fashion Must Not Condone Mediocrity” in 2011: “I believe everyone in the fashion industry, for it to grow to its full potential, should be held to the highest standard,...
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Some Things Will Need To Change- Pursuing Excellence
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One thing that is true is this. If you are going to do something, do it with all of your might and soul. Do it wholly and to the best of your ability and when you need to teach yourself...
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