Fashion design and dressmaking are both a God-given talent and an acquired skill. Kenya has come a long way with its fashion industry. We now appreciate our own locally made clothes, both high end and low end. We have lots more Kenyan fashion events and a lot more Kenyan household designer names. It’ exciting that there’s a lot we can look forward to coming from the industry
Here are five Kenyan designers doing wonders for the fashion scene
Ikojn was established by Cris Njoki about 5 years ago and has since become a beloved household name. The brand makes sensual feminine clothes that are meticulously constructed and fun to wear.
Established by Yvonne Odhiambo in 2011, this brand is about colour and vibrancy. Her signature look is the Ankara (kitenge) fabric incorporated with modern designs.
Fiona Kay is a ready-to-wear fashion brand that is established on the principles of creative arts, sophisticated construction techniques and intricate detailing.
Established by Sally Karago who is one of Kenya’s fashion industry pioneers. SK Collection is a ready-to-wear line for women of all ages. From tops to skirts, trousers and blazers, she makes them all. Her clothes have even been featured in international runway shows
Style by Neomi
The brand celebrates curvy women through fashion. If you want custom-made outfits made out of the best quality fabrics, this is where to go.
This atelier brand was established in 2013 and creates the most beautiful and exquisite bridal gowns.