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Edwin Chiloba’s Most Iconic Looks

Edwin Chiloba’s Most Iconic Looks

Edwin Kiprotich [better known as Edwin Chiloba] was a Fashion Designer, Model and LGBTQ Rights Activist that has made waves on both local and international media for the most part of January 2023 as a result of his gruesome murder on the 4th of January. His passing has also triggered heated conversations in Kenya about LGBTQ Rights with many celebrities…

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Nairobi Fashion Week 2022

Nairobi Fashion Week 2022

It’s 7pm on Friday the 25th of November. In the halls of the Sarit Expo Centre guests eagerly await to enter and enjoy the show the first of a two-day show. A buzz of excitement fills the air, meanwhile backstage the same buzz is mixed in with chaos as the models, designers and staff get ready to put on an…

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Tusker Malt Nairobi Polo Weekend

Tusker Malt Nairobi Polo Weekend

Polo lovers and influencers alike flocked the Nairobi Polo Club over the weekend 23rd – 25th September to watch an energetic 10-Goal International tournament between Kenya and Brazil at the Nairobi Polo Club. Brazil won the matches against Kenya in the three-day tournament. However, the Kenyan player Jadini put up an impressive game where the Brazilians also praised him as…

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A Brief History on The Congolese Sapeurs

A Brief History on The Congolese Sapeurs

THE ART OF LA SAPE A La Sape enthusiast is called a Sapeur and the movement is called Sapeurism (La Sapologe). La Sape is an abbreviation based on the phrase Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (loosely translated to Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People). Sapeurism is a cult-like love for extravagant fashion and style amongst the – mostly…

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Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2022

Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2022

Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) was created with the understanding that there is a need for an event that can highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. The philoso­phy of the company is to be the event that can create a linkage amongst different sectors in the growing garment industry in Africa, while…

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Kenyan Designer to Watch: KEPHA MAINA

Kenyan Designer to Watch: KEPHA MAINA

Kepha Maina established his label by the same name in 2013. Focusing on ready-to-wear and high-fashion, he draws inspiration from visual artists such as Ibrahim el-Salahi, the renowned Sudanese painter and leading modernist figure. Kepha has had four key fashion showcases that have gotten international attention, and his next collection drops in September 2022. He says there is a slick,…

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Kenyan Designer to Watch: MOHAMED AWALE

Kenyan Designer to Watch: MOHAMED AWALE

Mohamed Awale of Rummage Studios [formerly Suave Studios] has established himself as one of the most exciting brands in Nairobi’s flourishing fashion scene. He takes discarded fabrics and turns them into items such as backpacks, messenger bags and smaller goods like wallets and passport holders. Awale draws inspiration from Gikomba, a huge, sprawling, open-air second-hand clothes market in Nairobi, the…

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