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23 January 2018 » Replay 254

We occasionally engage with some noted African designers such as this one where we cannot pass the chance to share. Ugandan fashion brand – Sylvia Owori – is all about extravagant pieces, fabrics and designs straight from East Africa and her ‘Crested Crane’ collection is as beautiful as the bird. Sylvia Owori’s collection shows off stunning vibrant looks filled with chic pieces featuring Kaftans with Kikoy detail and applique, and a beautiful cold shoulder dress that’s everything to die for...

27 November 2017 » Replay 254

Growing up with Vitiligo, a rare skin condition characterized by a loss of normal pigment in skin patches, African salesman-turned-model and diversity activist, Bashir Aziz, has always felt like he was different. Over time, Aziz learned to embrace his unique looks, rising above hate comments, safeguarding happiness in his skin and living his best life. Some people would say he had spots and patterns like those of a cow, and once people would say that, it was kind of like a little snowball that...

23 November 2017 » Replay 254

South African knitwear brand, MaXhosa by Laduma this year celebrated five years in establishment as a fashion brand since 2012 that highlighted fascinating times and the brand celebrated as one of Africa’s leading fashion brands. With MaXhosa having transcended from its infancy to established heights, the brand is ready to reign as a leading fashion and lifestyle brand in Africa. Thus, in celebration of this landmark event, MaXhosa showcased some of its major designs through a beautiful...

01 November 2017 » Replay 254

When one comes across a wedding-themed shoot that makes one look at the different clothes and characters in this most ubiquitous ritual with fresh eyes, it is quite the treat. You’ll love every bit of this bridal lookbook collection with floral headdresses and oversized hats by South African designer, Orapeleng Modutle, featuring South Africa’s Queen B, Bonang Matheba and sweetheart, Nandi Madida. Delivering a stunning series of bridal looks for the Fall/Winter 2017 season, it’s the perfect...

18 October 2017 » Replay 254

Kimonos are and have always been considered highly fashionable in the Japanese culture. However, the fashion community has also lately embraced this historical staple and re-worked it to fit in with modern fashion. Recently, emerging Nigerian brand ‘Abebi By Tan’ by media personality cum designer, Seyitan Atigarin, unveiled its debut lookbook. This new collection was created as the perfect wardrobe staple for every woman seeking comfort and style. The ‘Abebibytan’ Kimonos fit any body shape as...

04 September 2017 » Replay 254

After wowing the world this past weekend with a video campaign introducing Fenty Beauty, Rihanna is set to conquer the beauty world (and take even more of everyone’s money) with the grand debut of her first custom line of makeup and cosmetics, set to launch globally this week (Sept. 8th). Unsurprisingly, Rihanna clearly wanted to showcase every kind of beauty, and she crushed it. The video is filled with stunning models of color, branding the cosmetics line. While hype for the products...

31 August 2017 » Replay 254

Emerging Ghanaian clothing brand, Lakopué has unveiled its maiden independent collection called The Atelier by Lakopué. This new collection is filled with professional designs tailored for individuals determined to stand out. The growing brand which has already worked with giant Ghanaian brands such as Woodin, GTP, TV3 and much more, is striving to become one of the biggest design labels from Africa with a combination of themes, ideas and the diverse cultures from all over the world embedded in...

23 August 2017 » Replay 254

Femme By Yele aka FBY is the home for women with a global perspective on fashion. Bringing excitement to online shoppers, Femme By Yele recently assembled chic pieces for its SS17 Campaign. Dedicated to bringing a unique online shopping experience that transcends the conventional, the E-tailer brings emerging talents together in a single place thus discovering new designers, new styles and new ideas. Their fabulous Spring/Summer 2017 campaign focuses on the wardrobe of an urban woman who is a...

09 August 2017 » Replay 254

The magical continent. Endless sandy deserts, tribes of vibrant colors and exotic large beasts.  Africa has been an inspiration for western fashion throughout history countless times, and it also has been evident in designers’ collections for Spring/Summer 2017. In a celebration of diversity, Balmain amazed the world with his Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The African designer takes his inspiration to the catwalk showing a strong and confident woman. Models walk on catwalks wearing large...

14 July 2017 » Replay 254

We love receiving collaboration submissions here at replay254 so when we came across womenswear brand called ‘Designs By Prelim’ by Zimbabwean designer, Preline Martha, we immediately fell in love with the looks. The African-inspired brand teamed up with talented ballet dancer, Abiola Efunshile, as they wanted to showcase a rare sight of an African ballerina in African Prints. The collection itself is heavily inspired by prints from the Ndebele Tribe in Zimbabwe/South Africa. “A Prelim design...

04 July 2017 » Replay 254

A girl can’t go wrong with a pair of nude heels & Christian Louboutin is proving that nude isn’t just a shade of beige. Just last weekend, the French designer expanded his ‘Nude Collection’ by cranking out more nudes in seven different skin tones and we luuuurve the campaign almost as much as the shoes… Shot by Sofia & Mauro, the campaign aims to celebrate the beauty of different skin tones; with the designer’s special women’s capsule collection offering footwear styles in neutral...

19 June 2017 » Replay 254

New entrant into the Vogue family, Vogue Arabia  features 19-year-old Kenyan-born Somali-American model, Halima Aden, the first Muslim model to wear hijab on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Vogue Arabia has been on newsstands for less than three months, yet it’s already pulled off a number of captivating cover models. First was Gigi Hadid on their debut issue (which made a splash for a few reasons) and now they’ve cast Halima Aden as their June 2017 cover model and it’s arguably the magazine’s...

26 May 2017 » Replay 254

True to the adage, disability is not inability and according to Eritrean-Ethiopian twins & fashion bloggers, Hermon and Heroda Berhane, “happiness is sisterhood”, thus it’s not difficult to understand why they think so. Born & raised in Asmara (Eritrea), Hermon and Heroda both contracted an unknown disease which resulted in them being deaf at the young age of 7 due to unknown causes. That, however, didn’t stop them from living their true potential. The twins who since relocated to the...

25 May 2017 » Replay 254

Newspaper dresses were huge in the 1960s, they were made of actual newspaper and would of course get ruined if it rained. Somewhere in Africa, creative juice keeps pouring in pushing the boundaries of style one newspaper at a time. Studio 24 Photography  recently gave us a preview on an ongoing shoot themed on newspaper couture with a new set of creative images and this time the outfit is made out of newspaper, featuring the model posing on the street with her newspaper -made dress while...

08 May 2017 » Replay 254

Luxury is Tina Lobondi’s middle name and she is one style savvy making waves in the global fashion industry with her bespoke ready-to-wear label. We love Tina Lobondi’s new collection, ‘I AM Congo’, starring Miss Congo UK, Lucrèce Kibeti  that features eclectic, flowing looks that Tina desired. The collection dares to be different & is tailored for the independent woman. She’s strong, classy and enjoys quality clothing. “I have chosen a lot of blue and yellow prints for this particular...

29 March 2017 » Replay 254

With March denoted as the month of the Woman, a group of creatives & artists collaborated to come up with a creative yet virtuous realization of the modern woman. This editorial is a fashion photo series geared towards celebrating International Women’s Month also depicts the way women are currently perceived and treated in the society. The photo series focuses on the following six themes: Power Play, Cruel Intentions, Come As You Are, Master and Muse, Don’t Fence Me In & It’s A Wrap....

20 March 2017 » Replay 254

Recently recognized as Top 100 Women in Africa, Tanzanian supermodel, Flaviana Matata, (29) is one bold black beauty to behold. In 2007, she became the first Tanzanian to represent her country on the world stage, with a pretty low haircut at the Miss Universe pageant. Having been placed sixth overall everyone couldn’t help but talk about how gorgeous she was & thereafter, quickly got signed by one of the most prominent modeling agencies, Wilhelmina Models, based in New York. Flaviana’s...

02 March 2017 » Replay 254

Even though your beach vacation/getaway might still be months away, there is no fashion rule that says a woman can’t get her wardrobe updated early. ANDREA IYAMAH, Africa’s leading swimwear label, recently unveiled her Spring/Summer 2017 swimwear lookbook and it is absolutely stunning. Known for her eye-catching campaigns, this new collection denotes elegance, vibrance, beauty and oozes a retro feel to it. Initially the lookbook reminded me of water fairies dancing – but then I noticed the...

16 February 2017 » Replay 254

With the fashion industry often criticized for its lack of diversity. But over a couple of seasons, we’ve seen some excellent improvements from brands & designers who are pushing for more inclusivity on the runway and in editorials. Muslim fashion captured the headlines this year as Halima Aden, 19, caught the fashion world’s attention yesterday in becoming the first hijab-wearing model during the New York Fashion Week. Halima Aden in Yeezy Season.5 Halima made her debut at Kanye West’s “...

01 February 2017 » Replay 254

When Deddeh Howard (a Liberian-born, L.A.based model and blogger ) first tried to break into the fashion world, she was turned down by several agencies. Some agencies even told her that they “already had a black model.” Deddeh, 27, got fed up with the lack of diversity in the modeling industry having seen fashion campaigns feature so few models of color. She therefore chose to do something about it. According to her, “it was time to personally fight for more diversity by doing something...

20 January 2017 » Replay 254

From Brazil to South Africa to Nairobi, ballet can be an empowering art form for young children. In this remarkable set of photographs, Swedish photojournalist Fredrik Lerneryd, captures ballet dancers in one of Africa’s biggest slum, Kibera, perfecting their art despite limited resources. Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa Every Wednesday at Spurgeons Academy in Kibera, classical music plays out of a small portable speaker and the class is turned into a ballet bar as youngsters most of whom...

10 January 2017 » Replay 254

By EVE CHEGE Hello, glamour! With a new year comes a new need for style inspiration, and the 74th annual Golden Globes’s red carpet delivered in spades. From stunning gowns to glowing gems, Sunday evening guaranteed a dazzling, show-stopping style parade at the Beverly Hilton (Los Angeles) featuring all of TV and film’s brightest stars. Where nominees may play it safe for the Oscars, the Golden Globes red carpet is always a little bit more daring, non-conforming, fun. This year, skin was...

02 December 2016 » Replay 254

By ELI CHEP In a country where modelling wasn’t considered an all that worthy profession, Aamito Lagum’s future wasn’t set to be one in the dreamy, faraway world of fashion. That all changed when her mum unwillingly (she’d rather Aamito became a lawyer) gave her transport fare to Nairobi, where the casting for the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model was taking place. In a remarkable twist, Aamito came out on top 100%, winning the contest out of twelve girls. Now at 23 years old, Aamito...

23 November 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Fashion brand, EDUN SS17 mash-up of 70’s Harlem & African collaborations is one for the books. The brand revisited 70s classic street style for inspiration and enlisted African artisans from Kenya & Rwanda in creating fabrics, embroideries and textures. When looking at pictures of the collection, the first thought that came to our minds was an urban approach to dressing up. The cropped bell bottoms, flared trousers, warm color palettes and suede everything...

04 November 2016 » Replay 254

BY EVE CHEGE As the lights went out at The Square on Saturday night signaling an end to the 3rd Edition of Kampala Fashion Week, I very much enjoyed every single moment of it – most especially the beautiful runway flavors & creative retail therapy from the Pearl of Africa. Kampala Fashion Week is quickly making itself a name on the African continent as one of the most sought after fashion events of the year after such powerhouses like South Africa, Kenya & Nigeria. Fashion designers...

28 October 2016 » Replay 254

By ELI CHEP Australian fashion brand, MIMCO’s ongoing partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) has made a difference by allowing women artisans of Kenya to bring about change in the country by “empowering communities to finesse their trade”. Bringing together the joy of fashion and textiles, while celebrating the very talent of Kenyan artisans – MIMCO’s latest collaboration is a stunning cosmic masterpiece, inspired by the “Big Bang” that brings to life this celestial treasure....

21 October 2016 » Replay 254

By EVE CHEGE Michelle Obama always defines to us why she is the most stylish first lady  yet! It is truly sad that Michelle Obama’s reign as the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) has almost come to an end. Nearly eight years ago. She not only held the position with amazing grace & class, but became one of the most stylish American first ladies ever! FLOTUS Michelle Obama in a rose gold Atelier Versace gown at her final White House State Dinner on Tuesday night. Like Chimamanda...

10 October 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Kenya is quickly becoming the go-to place for the international market to pluck top lifestyle personalities from. Joining the list of personalities waving the Kenyan flag world over is teen model, Nicole Atieno Oyende. At only 18, the Kenyan-born beauty is already off to a great start & amid new faces of pro-models to watch out for. Having made headlines globally after making her modeling debut for Gucci, this Kenyan beauty did not fail to impress as she catwalked during Milan...

07 October 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP PICHULIK, one of Africa’s best-loved jewellery brands, recently launched their Resort spring/summer 2017 capsule collection entitled #PichulikByNadya featuring a limited edition range of hats and bags, as well as four new espadrille styles, made in collaboration with Espadril SA. Steered by Creative Director, Katherine-Mary Pichulik and assisted by head fashion designer, Nadya Von Stein, PICHULIK’s ss17 collection is characterized by a restricted palette of natural colours...

01 September 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Kenyan-Norway based music star & femcee, Stella Mwangi aka STL, is about slay with today’s launch of the web shop (online store) of her very own fashion label ‘Vaa Ki Afrika’. Stella has been working on the label alongside her sister & also rocked pieces from Vaa Ki Afrika for quite some time now. On an interview about her brand, Stella highlights how it shows different aspects of Africa & not just the usual misinterpretation a lot of people have when it comes to the...

31 August 2016 » Replay 254

  BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards featured all the glitz & glamour as the world’s best in music & entertainment were ceremoniously feted at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Sunday night {2.30AM EAT}. The highlight of the big night both in award performance & on red carpet slayage was Beyoncé, having been nominated in 11 categories, she eventually went home with 8 awards & much more. However, we were all eyes for the red carpet looks and even that...

25 August 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Drawing inspiration from his Ghanaian roots and his love for nature, eyewear designer and founder of Bohten, Nana Boateng Osei has created lightweight, comfortable, zero-waste sunglasses made out of reclaimed wood from West Africa. Bohten recently presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection of sunglasses and I think it’s a must have for every stylish sunglasses lover. Each pair is unisex and very easy to wear with just about any outfit. The collection featuring 5 different shades...

15 August 2016 » Replay 254

By Eli Chep One of Africa’s fabulous fashion feasts, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg (MBFWJ), has this past weekend played host to fashion crowds from across Africa gathering at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton City to bear witness to upcoming trends, fresh adaptations of African style and intoxicating doses of killer street style. Saturday night (13.08.16) 9.30pm EAT saw KikoRomeo take to the runway lineup at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg  SS ’16 under the ‘Couture D’Afrique’...

29 July 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Ramadan might be over, but truth is “Hijabistas” are now a big phenomenon in the global fashion industry. Muslim fashion bloggers have begun inspiring their Muslim counterparts with their stylish yet modest apparel & diversifying the fashion field with their beliefs, #OOTDs, and unique voices. Meet Hakima Bashir of ‘It’s A Curvy Affair’ who is a plus size Muslim blogger & model progressively shaping the momentum of Islamic style through her Hijab fashion.Even with...

25 July 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Christian Louboutin has got handbag lovers slaying all the way up in style this season. The Parisian luxury designer recently boarded the African Fashion wagon by unveiling a bag collection titled ‘Africaba’. The Africaba tote bag is a proud proclamation of the West African palette, mixing together bold graphic prints with vibrant hues that clash harmoniously. The totes are wide, colorful & spacious handbags that celebrate vibrant colours of West African style...

15 July 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Every culture has its own diverse features & beauty standards. Beauty standards change over time depending on local as well as global fashion variations. The Internet and rapid communication modes have enabled us to observe & understand cultural beauty standards through our own eyes as well as other culture’s ideas of beauty. The production company CUT has made a name for itself by creating fascinating and mind-blowing videos that look back at the history of beauty trends...

17 June 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Kenyan-born Model, Naro Lokuruka, is so far having a good year as it seems she’s become great at what she does. Perfecting her passion, the fashion industry is in recent time paying more attention to Naro. With a 5 year experience on international runways, Naro is amongst the new go-to model for editorials and campaigns. Her dedication and passion to modelling, keeps her afloat, and we admire her drive. Naro featured on editorials of Elle South Africa and Ellement...

08 April 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Months after International Rome-based high fashion house, VALENTINO staged their new season’s campaign at the Amboseli National Park, VOGUE Japan recently  made a fashionable boost to Kenya’s tourism industry having flown into the country to shoot for the Vogue May 2016 issue. Dubbed ‘African Vibration’, the fashion spread recognizes a wardrobe of stripes and ethnic prints with shots featuring Brazilian model Renata Sozzi who was styled by the magazine’s fashion editor, Giovanna...

04 April 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Happy Monday! Sometimes people tend to see an abundance of negative “aughhhh Monday” type of posts on social media. Maybe there is something wrong with me but I LOVE Mondays. It’s the beginning of a new week, a fresh start! Anything can happen – you just never know what’s just around the bend of each new day. To an extent, this new leaf is embraced by brands & Plus Fabulosity happens to be an instance. PLUS FAB Magazine under PLUS Fabulosity Kenya recently announced their...

25 January 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Helloooo foodies! Being spoiled for choice on a 10-day feast doesn’t even get close to the heart of the matter. With Nairobi quickly becoming a foodie’s paradise, the city’s biggest culinary event of the year, Nairobi Restaurant Week is back with a bang! This 3rd edition promises to be even bigger and better. #NRW2016 is a culinary promo week celebrating fine dining at restaurants in the heart of the city & its outskirts at an affordable price. In these...

14 January 2016 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Happy 2016 beautiful people. :) This year has taken off on a rather stylish runway of glamour and gongs, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to play stylist. The annual Golden Globes red carpet was the first major fashion moment of 2016; setting the tone for this year’s fashion calendar. The big night witnessed the best in film and television – and a few musicians and reality TV members – receiving honors for their artistic achievements while slaying tones of style. The...

02 December 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE In recent months, we’ve been working towards branding a photoshoot that embodies the beauty and essence of a Bantu Queen, creatively inspired by native, cultural muses of ancient times – which for us is what some would call an alter-ego. Thus, after sharing ideas with NYX Cosmetics, we made this dream a reality. It was a fantastic experience! It is so rare to meet people who embrace your vision and fully understand you creatively and intuitively.   We’re thrilled...

13 October 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Big is most definitely beautiful and fashionable too – you should know! Plus Fabulosity & Plus Model Agency are here to celebrate & honor the ladies’ curves – and they’re doing it in style. Get ready for one of Kenya’s premier & exclusive plus model pageant, the ‘Miss Plus Size Kenya 2015’ scheduled to be held on 31st October 2015 at the Weston Hotel, Nairobi from 6pm till 11pm. The beautifully amazing CEO is FABULOUS too! The first of its kind, Miss Plus Size Kenya...

12 October 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE We’re always in love with a blend of authentic African fashion and beautiful luxury. Inspired by art of travel and beautiful energy of South Africa’s open bush, Kat Van Duinen recently unveiled her Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. The swanky collection and look book offers sleek silhouettes of flowing silks, minimalistic shapes & luxurious leather accessories – perfectly suited to chic travel and proudly made in South Africa; featuring Africa’s beautiful backdrop...

12 October 2015 » Replay 254

BY EVE CHEGE & ELI CHEP First things first, we want to say a huuggee THANK YOU to all our followers, blog subscribers & friends in general on crediting us our nomination for ‘Fashion Blogger of the Year’ at this year’s Kenya Fashion Awards. We truly appreciate you by our side. Keep it locked with us as we keep you abreast on fashion news from our beautiful 254, Africa, to the world! It’s been a while since we last posted on the blog & despite intense press engagements on a couple...

25 July 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Adèle Dejak is a renowned luxury African accessories brand based in Kenya. The Adèle Dejak brand is at the forefront of the African luxury movement, drawing inspiration from the rich African heritage to create luxury products celebrating Africa’s extraordinary beauty and design. The pieces, a fusion of African and European influences, are locally handmade by some of Kenya’s most talented artisans using materials sourced from across the African continent. Adele’s love...

02 July 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP First it was the First Lady of the United States of America (FLOTUS), Michelle Obama then Solange Knowles and now it’s our very own award-winning Hollywood actress, Lupita! Lupita Nyong’o Mural at the GoDown Arts Centre by artist, Bankslave Leading African fashion label, Maki Oh continues to prove a hit amongst Hollywood’s fashion elites with Lupita Nyong’o joining the impressive list of women who have rocked the brand’s ensembles. The dress won by the global sensation at her first...

08 June 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Nothing shouts African realness more than beaded artwork on fashion accessories like these beautiful hand-beaded “Kenyaxican” beaded pumps by Christian Louboutin. Reason as to why there’s always more to class and elegance by being chic in some authentic red-soled Christian Louboutin beaded pumps. The pair from their ‘Maa Collection’ retail at £173 (approx. Ksh.25, 700) – a relatively value for money rate that are just TO DIE FOR! We just love how these pair of shoes...

29 April 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE The Knowles sisters definitely know how to show love for African designers – which is something to be proud of. First it was Beyoncé rocking a dress from Nigerian label, RockItFrockIt and now little sister follows suit. Queen Bey’s Instagram screenshot while rocking Nigerian label, Frock It Rock It. Yes, no doubt about this, the angels in charge of making sure that Solange stays fashion slaying went all out recently. Solange Knowles of course brought her style game...

16 April 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Hot off the heels having been featured in the latest all-black editorial for US Vogue, gracing the cover of Elle France in March and now as a stunning modern Geisha for April’s Vogue Japan, Malaika Firth channels all things Día de Muertos – Yes, the Mexican holiday whilst rejuvenating love for beauty and makeup. The 21-year-old Kenyan goddess looks effortless and elegant with a face full of paints and rocking exquisite pattern mixing garments including lace, sequins...

02 April 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP While appreciating favorite globally-renowned, mainstream designers that have become household names from New York to Nairobi, we marvel in the appearance of new brands; not only at Fashion Weeks but in the fashion industry. One such label that caught our eye this season, taking Kenyan fashion to the creative edge of New York’s fashion boutiques & runways – that of OMONDI by New York-based Kenyan designer, Recho Omondi. Founded in 2013, the brand made its official New York...

17 March 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE As fashion weeks flip pages of gala calendars for 2015 in Europe and the West, Africa recently played host to the premier sartorial event of the year, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Jo’burg 2015 that took place in the premier commercial and retail space, Melrose Arch, known for its definitive standard of luxury fashion and culture. The star-studded line-up was a fierce one featuring South Africa’s most illustrious designers like David Tlale, Ruald Rheeder, Gavin Rajah,...

10 March 2015 » Replay 254

BY EVE CHEGE Thanks to her distinct hairstyle and looks, the beautiful Kenyan born Anne Mpinga, always appears edgy. Multi-talented, Anne is always on the steady trend making a name for her clothing brand ‘Kipusa’ and herself as well, both at home and abroad. Kipusa’s Founder and Designer, Anne Mpinga ‘Kipusa’ is a Swahili word that means ‘beautiful young lady’. Founded in May 2011 by Mpinga (former media professional), Kipusa is an African fashion brand that resonates with women of all shapes...

16 February 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE As industry creatives, we love fashion films – but what matters is a fashion theme that complements a fashion purpose and statement in defining the fashion production behind a specific label or brand. The freshly-pressed fashion film titled “TO CATCH A DREAM” starring Kenyan-born international supermodel, Ajuma Nasenyana and features a prime selection of 8 seasoned Kenyan designers showcasing the best of fashion styling and brand representation – a latest and first...

11 February 2015 » Replay 254

BY EVE CHEGE With Kenya’s gradual growth getting bigger by the day in matters fashion, modeling, styling and to great lengths Design, American beauty giant Maybelline New York which is also owned by French cosmetics giant, L’Oreal recently announced their giant entry into Kenya. On that note, Monday defined Maybelline’s official unveiling of renowned female make-up artist Muthoni Njoba, as their Brand Ambassador & Official Make-up Artist of Maybelline New York Kenya. This not only elevates...

05 February 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE This Saturday, Zen Garden plays host to its annual most fashionable 5th FASHION HIGH TEA (FHT) event in celebrating Haute Couture in Kenya from noon onwards. Previous editions of Fashion High Tea events boast rave reviews on pizzazz, style and execution. There have also been sell-out crowds consisting of high profile guests and personalities of Kenyan pop culture in one space featuring extensive media coverage both locally and abroad. In line with previous editions,...

23 January 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE Following the success of 2014’s Tribal Chic Fashion Show, Tribe Hotel in Nairobi presents Tribal Chic 2015 – one of Kenya’s most glamorous annual fashion event; another incredible line-up of established and fashion-cultured talent from Kenya’s fashion world. Proceeds from previous events have always been charity-oriented. We are looking forward to another night of Music, Food and Fashion from Tribal Chic tonight! Description Nairobi’s most anticipated fashion event...

13 January 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE INDABA is the leading travel trade show on the African continent & in South Africa as well for many years, especially in the luxury segment and will continue to be the ‘engine room’ of travel trade marketing for the continent. Promising to be better than ever, INDABA 2015 will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 9 to 11 May. Each year more buyers of relevance to luxury travel attend the show that brings together...

09 January 2015 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP Happy 2015 beautiful people! I’m glad to know that you’re right here where you belong in 2015, getting your regular dose of replay254! It’s a great year to be alive, awash in hope and rejuvenated in style. This year promises a lot of sophistication in fashion and we can’t help but wait to experience all the fashion & style trends the New Year brings with it. All roads recently led to Eko Hotel & Suites within Victoria Island as Africa converged on one stage to present the...

17 December 2014 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE The Ethical Fashion Initiative ( E F I ) sounds very official and serious. After all, it is a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organization. It should be staffed with bland bureaucrats in brown suits, but nothing could be further from the truth: this is a chic fashion powerhouse. E F I is working hard to get the luxury fashion industry to partner with marginalized artisans in Africa and Haiti,...

10 December 2014 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP From the petite to the plus size, it’s the new look for the new millennium. It’s not silent, nor is it a revolution. But little by little, small victory by small victory, the Kenyan plus-size modelling industry is gaining traction. Women of a size 12 and over – which is the controversial industry definition of plus-size – are seeking not only to change existing standards of beauty and to educate young women about their bodies, but look good while doing it. The injection of new...

13 November 2014 » Replay 254

BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE When a woman wears something that makes her feel good, her confidence is elevated and she performs at her best. In light of this, Nike recently unveiled & showcased their new Spring/Summer 2015 collection in a presentation which managed to do exactly what Nike does best: impress with their innovation and revolutionary design. The Swoosh debuted their advancements in design and new styles in their 2015 collection which includes footwear and apparel that caters to...

07 November 2014 » Replay 254

BY ELi CHEP & EVE CHEGE South Africa’s premiere fashion week — The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was held last week, hosted by Fashion Africa International – AFI, at The Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa. We always enjoy a show rooted in African pride and that’s exactly what day three of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa featuring Kenya’s renown fashion label, Kiko Romeo gave to us with designers were singing a happy tune with collections that emphasized a great moment for “our...

01 November 2014 » Replay 254

BY ELi CHEP & EVE CHEGE Mille Collines SS/15 Collection at MBFWA It is very clear that October/November is forming to be a great fashion season for Africa. After an interesting Autumn/Winter 2015 season at SA Fashion Week, we swiftly shifted focus on to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFWA), paving the way for established & upcoming designers to taking the pan-African stage. This week right through the weekend witnesses Johannesburg (South Africa) become Africa’s fashion capital...

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