Fashion

Katungulu Mwendwa “Telling a story through fashion”
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Upon finishing high school, she was not exactly sure what she wanted to do in her career however she had always been designing clothes and experimenting. Her confidence booster came from winning the 2007 Catwalk Kenya competition where she realized...
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Katungulu Mwendwa- A glimpse into this Kenyan designer
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The Katungulu Mwendwa brand is about answering “what makes you Kenyan?” In answering this question, she went back to older African cultures imagining how it would look like today in terms of architecture and clothes particularly had there been no...
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IQUIRA- Wangari Kariuki- Environmental Health Officer on a fashion journey
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Wangari Kariuki, the Designer behind the brand Iquira, began her designing journey with one client; herself. Dissatisfied with what she saw in the market, she decided to make earrings for herself, bought the necessary supplies and began designing. After a...
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Lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry
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“There is a time where silence is not acceptable at all…If the conversation cannot be had publicly in our industry -- then inherently there is something wrong with the industry." Iman Abdulmajid Activist and former model Bethann Hardison, formed the...
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McQueen and I “This is fable of fashion”
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To see more on the legacy of Alexander McQueen: read more. Profile of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. “What neither of them could have guessed was the cost of that journey. The very moment he though he had everything it...
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Urban Live with Melissa Muraya
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If there is anything to say about Melissa Muraya (pictured above right), the Managing Director of Urban Live, she is passionate about event planning, about exceeding standards and despite noting the seriousness of the work is able to find humor...
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TIPS on staying relevant in the fashion industry
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Previously… Essentially, this is a challenge to designers. Distinguish yourself and create create create. This is also to encourage designers to step out of their comfort zones (i.e Ankara/Kitenge everything) and be adventurous in their designs. People buy what’s relevant...
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KENZO Paris Fall-Winter 2013 “Eye beams”
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In this brilliant campaign for the Fall/Winter' 13 collection, Kenzo Paris doesn't disappoint. Its incredibly fun, unique, vibrant and catchy. This musical experience is without a doubt the most original and memorable. Carol and Humberto, creative directors of KENZO, described...
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KAPOETA by Ambica Shah “Eco brand that recycles feathers into very alternative accessories”
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It all began with the fascination of the feather that brought Kapoeta into existence in 2010. After having travelled in India, studying in Spain, and living in Europe, Ambica Shah was introduced to fashion and trends especially the movement with...
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Trends in Kenya…or the lack thereof [Part II]
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Previously… Essentially, this is a challenge to designers. Distinguish yourself and create create create. This is also to encourage designers to step out of their comfort zones (i.e Ankara/Kitenge everything) and be adventurous in their designs. If you are committed...
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Trends in Kenya…or the lack thereof [Part I]
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It would seem that the fashion industry in Kenya is booming. But is it really making an impact. Its one thing to have events right left and center but is there a change in the way Kenyans are dressing? Are...
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Mvoo the Jeweller “The dreams are crazy but that is who I am”
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Meeting Mvoo Wanje was an absolute pleasure. At 24, he is passionate, a visionary, a dreamer, a go-getter, a jeweller and extremely zen. He started his business in 2012, as a result of his frustrations in the design world. Trained...
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Ozwald Boateng on Africa on BBC HARDTalk
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Ozwald Boateng, fashion designer and co-founder of Made in Africa Foundation to support and fund master plans and feasibility studies for transformational and large scale developments and infrastructure projects across the African continent. Take a look at his work below. Ozwald...
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Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010)
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An absolute favorite designer has to be Lee Alexander McQueen. From his early beginnings, to his unfortunate demise, to his resulting present legacy, his designs are truly inspirational, creative and highly emotive. Any piece coming from his collection always portrays...
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