Monday 19th of April 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

Fabric Map of Africa By Mia Kora

Fabric Map of Africa By Mia Kora

Oscar Alochi

September 9, 2020

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Mia Kora fabric map of Africa showing traditional textile relating to country found in Africa, The fabric map celebrates the richness of this beautiful continent through Mia Kora work and passion where art meets fashion. African textiles refers to those specific types of textile maters made of animal hair and woven from various locations across the African continent.

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Sylvia Owor

Sylvia Owor

Sylvia Owori, the brand, launched in 2004 and provides a range of prêt-a-porter exclusively on sale in the flagship store in Kampala and in an outlet in Nairobi. Described as a balanced mix between smart and elegant outfits for work and trendy casual wear for leisure, her label is all designed with sophisticated and modern working women in mind.

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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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