What Cool Things Have Kenyan Fashion Personalities Been Up To?
The Kenyan fashion scene still has some diehards riding it utill the very end!
We’ve been keeping a distant eye to see what some of our favourite personalities have been up to while discovering some new brands doing cool things.
- Chepkemboi Mang’ira aka Miss Vavavum of #OwnYourCulture speaks at a Fashion School in Tokyo
Ms Mang’ira just came back from Japan where she got to give a talk on how her social media platform (#OwnYourCulture) that she’s been running for several years now is decolonizing fashion through traditional jewellery. She shared with KV that this opportunity was given to her mostly because of how she uses social media to spread her brand message.
2. Suhun Shin and Kesha Gorajia of Conkrete Roses launch #HelpUsHelpThem T-shirts
The two art and fashion graduates who started off focusing on hand painting denim jackets last year have a soft spot for giving back. “We started our #helpushelpthem campaign last year with some handmade jackets made by a nonprofit organization supporting women. This year we decided to expand that campaign to wildlife conservation as it is a mission that has always been important to us. We hope to contribute to the great work being done at Ol Pejeta with these T-shirts and possibly more products in the future.” The tees are currently retailing at 2500ksh for adults, and 2000ksh for kids. You can order by contacting themthrough Instagram, Facebook or email.
4. Stylist Lady Mandy her own muse in a latest colourful shoot
Instagram has become a creative lifeline for many fashion stylists. Lady Mandy’s latest shoot popped up on the social network this week and we are all here for it. The stylist has collaborated with Kenyan based photographer Kuyoh, makeup artist Rose Nginah, Robinai, Backyard Shoes, ArekeBy Jewelry, HappyTeesKe, Glamourous Closet 254 and BeautyGaloreKenya.
5. GabuFords for Lob Moda SS 2019
Fords is one of the models featured in Lob Moda SS2019 campaign shot in Kenya.
6. KenyanStylista launches Saiyalel – A fashion and lifestyle store supporting independent designers and makers
The store, located in Karen, was officially opened in January on KenyanStylista’s birthday. The store carries a variety of brands from other designers and bespoke suits made by Franklin Saiyalel himself for his KenyanStylista brand.
The Saiyalel IG page is worth following for their transparency in prices and the range of affordable African products they sell.
7. Huddah Monroe to Launch Lingerie Line
Kenyans ladies have been anticipating the arrival of Huddah Monroe’s lingerie line; Body by Huddah. Huddah, who also has a cosmetics line has recently shared more behind the scenes snippets of her latest line and we have to say it’s dripping hot!
What Kenyan fashion brands are you feeling right now?