With the growing crop of self-appointed fashion police (yours truly being one of them), media personalities could not help but feel as if we’re out on a witch hunt for them.
Speaking to Twitter Big wig and fellow content creator Brian Mutinda he was all in agreement with the fact that people need to learn to show up and show out to events accordingly.
“First off I think having critics is key, it’s critical… also people need to understand that we live in a very free world.” Brian started by acknowledging that having people correct you along the way was as vital as having people clap for you.
On his thoughts on the fashion police, he said, “ I feel like the fashion police are helping the creative side grow.
As an influencer and brand, you need to look the part,” Mutinda stated.
He went on to add, “ I have no hate towards the fashion police and the culture.”
Speaking to another content creator, the funny Ian Official on the subject matter he voiced that he’s all for the cropping culture.
He started by stating that as an influencing person you need to fit in with your brand.
“You can’t be an influencer and you dress the way you want and when you’re questioned you're like I can dress up however I want as long as I’m making my money. It doesn’t work like that!" Ian said also displeased with the little to no effort some people put in.
"You’re a brand, the same way Safaricom is a brand.
You’ve never heard Safaricom say because we already have customers and we’re a known then we’re going to have our offices in a shabby hood or the slums.
They’ll choose a good location, ensure their interior and lighting looks nice and what have you” Ian argued.
Emphasizing that creatives in the industry should learn to stop hating on the fashion police and learn to do better as we seek to have our industry grow all round.
“Ensure you look presentable, the same way if you went to a store and it wasn’t well arranged and in a bad area you’d doubt it.” Ian straight up with the facts said.
He does make some sound arguments.
However, another little detail the two gentlemen seemed to agree on is the fact that brands/ clients need to start paying influencers for their time and effort when they show up.
“ Guys who are now not playing their role is the clients.
Because for us to dress up we need to be paid. So hii mambo ya PR package kila siku it’s not helping
.Brands need to start paying content creators rightfully.” Brian voiced as he called out brands exploiting content creators.
Could bad girl Huddah have been right all along when she said Kenyan influencers take gigs to look busy but they aren’t paid?
What are your thoughts on the growing trend of Kenya's fashion police?