Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Papa Oppong, a Ghanaian Designer who Rocks the Fashion World while fighting Malaria

Papa Oppong, a Ghanaian Designer who Rocks the Fashion World while fighting Malaria

The project is dear to his heart, he says. A malaria survivor himself, Oppong plans to create jobs in Ghana by hiring local street vendors to dye the fabric, keeping most aspects of production in the country.

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Photographs by Ngadi Smart that explore sustainable fashion and the impact of climate change on Côte d’Ivoire

Photographs by Ngadi Smart that explore sustainable fashion and the impact of climate change on Côte d’Ivoire

Ngadi worked with emerging Ivorian designer, Kader of Olooh Concept, who created the clothing, made from natural and local materials. The hand and feet raffia ornaments were created by a local artisan named Coulibaly Salia, directly inspired by Ivorian traditional raffia wear. "More specifically, what the Guro and Yacouba wear on their feet during their dance ceremonies. I thought they worked well style-wise and are recognisable, iconic items,"

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Tshepo

Tshepo

The daily operations within the studio consists of designing, manufacturing and retailing Tshepo Jeans’ range of premium and bespoke denim clothing and accessory items, which range from jeans to hats and aprons. At present, Tshepo Jeans produces custom designs for individuals looking to find the perfect fit as well as commercial orders in which the business designs uniforms for other organisations.

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Sarah Diouf

Sarah Diouf

Over the past years, Sarah has been observing the African fashion market and saw a gap that she thought she could fill while most African brands are positioning themselves as luxury, I wanted to come up with something more accessible for people to experience the Made in Africa, and change their mind about the quality issues often associated to it.

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David Avido Ochieng Icon Of Hope In Kibera

David Avido Ochieng Icon Of Hope In Kibera

This awareness is what started the lookslike avido story in 2017, when Avido decided to sew stage outfits for his dance crew himself. Through finishing his fashion & design diploma at Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts, he developed a solid skill set to grow as a designer. He took it from there and started expressing his message through crafting handmade pieces in Kibera.

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