Kenya

Kenyan Luxury Market: Here’s Why International Brands Have Arrived
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Whether you’re a designer, fashion consumer or luxury enthusiast, you may have thought  'does Kenya really have a luxury market?'. It’s one thing to read about existing luxury brands and markets that are established on other continents. It's another to...
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Editor’s Note – The Luxury Series – Jan/Feb 2018
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Happy New Year TDS Family! We truly hope that it is starting off well and that you are ready to take 2018 and crush it! (so to speak) :) When someone says this or that is luxury, we automatically equate...
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The Jewel Series - The Designers Studio Kenya November to December 2017
Editor’s Note – The Jewel Series – Nov/Dec 2017
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Hello there! Here we are in November, with only 2 months to go before we welcome 2018. These next two months we want to delve a little deeper into jewellery. There is definitely more than meets the eye. Other than...
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Inspired by Africa: TAWIA DESIGNS by Emmanuel Tawia
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It started with a compliment. While in college, founder - Emmanuel Tawia King -  would make shoes as a hobby. By simply wearing his designs, he’d receive compliments and inquiries on where they could purchase a pair as well. However,...
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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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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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Bush Princess: a fusion of elegance and culture #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Bush Princess: a fusion of elegance and culture
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Bush Princess is an ethical fashion brand that specializes in chic handbags. The designer and founder is Charlotte Lefbvre, who moved to Kenya in 2008 with her family after falling in love with Kenya. Bush Princess’s handbags are a creative...
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The Designers Studio November Make-Up Artist Series #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Editor’s Note: The Make-Up Artist November Series #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the year is nearly over. When did we get to November? In any event, we are quite excited about what this month...
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Fashion is ultimately a Business: October Business Talk series #BusinessTalk Chapter One
Fashion is ultimately a Business: October Business Talk series #BusinessTalk
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ We had so much fun last month gathering stories from around this continent on our Africa Speaks Series. From the artistic photographs of Nairobi at night from Nairobi...
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01.10.2015 The Designers Studio turns TWO and it's because of you! Thank you! A personal letter to say thank you … Wanjiku N. M, Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM
01.10.2015 The Designers Studio turns TWO and it’s because of you! Thank you!
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ A LETTER FROM ME TO YOU TO SAY THANK YOU! Yesterday, TDS turned two and to think that two years have passed so quickly. I just wanted to thank...
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The Detail is in the Clothes: Connie Aluoch on her journey in becoming the most respected Fashion Stylist in Kenya #TheStylist Series
The Detail is in the Clothes: Connie Aluoch on her journey in becoming the most respected Fashion Stylist in Kenya
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Connie Aluoch is one of the key players in one the fastest growing industries in Kenya, style and beauty. She defines a fashion stylist as someone responsible for creating a ‘look’ for a model or person and deciding what a...
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Fashion stylists and their place in the growing fashion scene in Kenya- Annabel Onyango shares her take on things #TheStylistSeries #tdsvoices
Fashion stylists and their place in the growing fashion scene in Kenya- Annabel Onyango shares her take on things
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“Africa is the future for sure,” Annabel remarks. In the way international brands are scrambling for visibility in Africa and big name Western designers appropriate African culture in crafting their own (successful) collection, its no wonder Africa is at the...
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“ Like an artist painting on a canvas” A word or two with Fashion Stylist Annabel Onyango
“Like an artist painting on a canvas” A word or two with Fashion Stylist Annabel Onyango
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“Being a fashion stylist was never a calling I grew up with. It just kind of happened organically.” Annabel Onyango is an independent fashion stylist based in Kenya and has been doing it for 7 years. Her definition of a...
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One stylish month ahead - The Stylist August Series #TheStylistSeries
One stylish month ahead – The Stylist August Series
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ What do Annabel Onyango, Sunny Dolat, Silvia Njoki and Connie Aluoch have in common? This month, we dedicate our time, energy and focus on our very own fashion stylists....
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