Forget the Milan Fashion Week. We at home have legit designers who are repping the 254 with the pride it deserves.
Check out my list of Kenyan Designers to look out for that will convince you to rock their collection boldly, with class and confidence.
  1. John Kaveke

He started designing for men, but has since included women’s designs into his collections. His designs are a delicate fusion of both African and Western cultures, exhibited by his choice of materials. He has showcased his eye catching designs across the globe including New York Fashion Week 2017, The International Smirnoff Fashion Awards, Hub of Africa in Ethiopia among many others.

From left; John Kaveke; owner of John Kaveke cloth line, Marilyn & Chef Ali dressed in his collection.
From left; John Kaveke; owner of John Kaveke cloth line, Marilyn & Chef Ali dressed in his collection.

2. Sewe Kenya


Is a Kenyan-based clothing line owned by Self taught Calvin Sew,e who puts his all to deliver up to-date & trendy ladies wear, men’s wear and classy shoes. The Sewe outfits are custom made and designed by him.

some of Sewe Kenya's collection
some of Sewe Kenya’s collection

3. Sally Karago

Is the owner of SK Fashion Collection that was started in 1994. She is also the founder of the Mcensal School of Fashion. Her cloth designs have a touch of classic & modern chick look for the modern day lady. She has participated in catwalk shows all over the world including the Africa Fashion Week in New York. Sk Collections Local shops are at the Hub; Karen & Village Market.

From left: Model in Sk collection alongside Sally Karago
From left: Model in Sk collection alongside Sally KaragoSewe Kenya

4. Anyango Mpinga

Anyango Mpinga is an award-winning Kenyan designer and social activist. She started off by making her own designs that saw her gain international recognition after launching several collections. Her recent collection is ‘Literary Disenthrallment’  which has long flowy skirts with frills.

Besides designing, she is a social activist. She started the ‘Free as a Human’ campaign that fights sexual exploitation of young girls. And she believes as a fashion artiste, she had a voice that will help pass the human trafficking message across continents.

showcase of Anyango Mpinga's work
showcase of Anyango Mpinga’s work

 

5. Wambui Mukenyi

Every girl’s dream is to walk down the isle one day, and when that day comes, the biggest dilemma is picking the perfect dress. Well, worry no more as our very own Wambui Mukenyi will make your dreams come true. Her collections are of luxurious fabric with an African feminine touch to contemporary style & basically unique.

One of Wambui Mukenyi's design
One of Wambui Mukenyi’s design

6. One Hundred Years

By Michelle Johnson, One Hundred Years is a Kenyan cloth store that has a variety of cloth items ranging from men’s t-shirts,shirt, shorts, ladies shirt dresses. It keeps evolving and we can’t wait for more.

Some of One Hundred clothes.
Some of One Hundred clothes.

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