25 Aug 2011

KENYAN FASHION DESIGNERS

marvin saidi | 06:35 |

Kooroo 

Kenyan Fashion label Kooroo was initiated in 2006 by Hebret Lakew and Enid Lanez. They initially worked from home with a loyal clientele both local and expatriates and soon began to expand due to demand for their inspired creations.
Kooroo has been featured in local newspapers and magazines such as the Daily Nation, Business Daily and True Love Magazine.
They have also participated in fashion shows at UNEP headquarters which featured several other Kenyan designers as well as other venues. They are currently also working with Roman designer Paula Spatoro who provides the accessories (handbags, shoes & jewellery) to go with their designs.


                          Patricia Mbela

 Patricia Mbela, an acclaimed Kenyan fashion designer studied at London’s Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design and Kent Institute of Art and Design. 

She has been in the fashion industry for eleven years. Her style has evolved over the years and she finally settled to her niche in Fine Art, where she uses hand painting, printing, dyeing, marbling, beading as well as focusing on interesting garment construction and turning them into wearable art. Patricia has just come back from showing her “Essence of Africa” collection at the Africa House in Endicott-New York, USA. She was named as one of top 20 Africans in 2008 by Lady Brille Magazine. She was chosen to design the Kenya Airways Millennium uniform worn for eight years (2000 – 2008). She has been a finalist in Smirnoff International Fashion Awards -Professional Category for three consecutive years. Her works are inspired by Africa andunique world cultures.

 

 

                                               John Kaveke 

Kenyan Fashion designer John Kaveke studied fashion in Kenya and Spain. In Spain, he worked as a designer for other
fashion labels for four years before he decided to start his own clothing label. His style is contemporary with an edge
and he uses leather, denim, linen and maasai beads in his creations. He designs, which are for both sexes,  express boldness, vitality and individuality. 

Kaveke has been involved in different projects including the International
Smirnoff fashion Awards, Mnet face of Africa, Big Brother Africa (Kenyan representative garment), National Dress design Team, Sarajevo Fashion week and Catwalk Kenya among others.


              

 

1 comment:

  1. am really interested to work with your company ..have same interests in your fields as i am a tailor ...my no .0722135115

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