Saturday 11th of July 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Lisa Folawiyo

Lisa Folawiyo

Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo is celebrated for her colourful collections that fuse traditional West African fabrics with modern tailoring and beaded embellishments. Since starting her label in 2005, Folawiyo has spearheaded the movement of Nigerian designers achieving international recognition for their work.

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Sarah Diouf’s Made In Africa Documentary Offers Inspiration for the Future of African Fashion

Sarah Diouf’s Made In Africa Documentary Offers Inspiration for the Future of African Fashion

The 30-minute documentary includes footage of Tongoro's design and production process in Dakar and provides valuable insight for aspiring designers. Diouf, who also narrates the film, champions community involvement and local craftsmanship across the continent.

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Kenyan fashion designer David Avido Ochieng hands out masks to protect vulnerable communities from Coronavirus in Kibera

Kenyan fashion designer David Avido Ochieng hands out masks to protect vulnerable communities from Coronavirus in Kibera

Fashion designer David Ochieng has made 1,800 face masks in the week since the first case of coronavirus was announced in Kenya. However, the effectiveness of masks in preventing the spread of coronavirus has been debated and Ochieng is quick to say that they do not fully protect people from the virus. Alongside making the masks, he distributes them, educating people in the community on how to fully protect themselves from the virus as he does so.

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Danayi Madondo Founder and Creative Director of Haus Of Stone

Danayi Madondo Founder and Creative Director of Haus Of Stone

Danayi has been nominated for ‘Best Emerging Designer’ Award and ‘Entrepreneurs’ Award at the Zimbabwe International Women's Awards in 2015 and 2018 respectively. 2019 has been a successful year for Danayi & Haus Of Stone

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Sunny Dolat World Reknown Designer From Kenya

Sunny Dolat World Reknown Designer From Kenya

Nairobi-based Dolat, who is a co-founder of Kenyan multidisciplinary squad, The Nest Collective, decided to use his recent commission to curate and perform at the N’gola Biennale to explore a more inclusive representation of African fashion.

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