The futuristic 6, 000 square feet store boasts three floors. It shuns traditional features for a contemporary look dominated by a soaring staircase, high diagonal grid ceilings and dark mirrored walls.
Deepak’s formals have sleek cuts; bridals, chic and modern. His vibrant use of colour and spring femininity in recent years has brought him remarkable success in comparison to his prior work. Deepak holds The Guiness World Record for the largest Kurta in the world.
Spero Villioti has won many local and international awards while designing for South Africa’s elite. Paledi Segapo is known for his sharp tailoring on his menswear line and dressing South Africa’s A-listers.
Joan owns House of Marie and is also Creative Director of the brand she launched in 2009. House of Marie is known for its African prints and bright modern fashion. She has managed to transform her label’s classic floral dress pattern and traditional West African attire to hugely successful and novel designs.
This Lagos girl had eyes on a medical career but we’re all grateful her interest in the arts won in the end. Her self-titled label Ejiro Amos-Tafari includes a ready-to-wear line and haute couture designs.
SOUP is the go-to-label for exquisite cocktail and gala dresses in India and around the world. Model Pooja Chopra and actress Kareena Kapoor are some of the celebrities who have been spotted wearing SOUP.
A saree, sari or shari is a traditional South Asian female garment. Bedi’s sarees are made from net, satin, georgette, silk and chiffon fabrics. She fuses fabrics, silhouettes, colours and detail in her designs allowing everyone from the young and trendy; to the old and classic to carry her sarees off.
Madafu Moxies are “relaxed, laid-back pants made with tasteful fabric; in bold, playful and arty African-Indian detail”. The label is one of the three Kenyan fashion designers/houses/labels that will be showcasing their designs at the Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week 2014.
SOKO is a clothing manufacturing unit with environmental issues at the heart of its business. It’s the brainchild of Joanna Maiden based in Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya. Their clothes have been featured on Vogue, Grazia, i-D and Elle magazines and worn by influential people such as Michelle Obama and Elle MacPherson.
Adèle Dejak is a brand-new dynamic brand that creates simple cutting edge fashion accessories for the modern woman looking for a sophisticated but hip outfit! It is a brand that has its roots in the heart of Kenya. Here, stunning cutting- edge contemporary designs are created for all those stylish women looking for unique, contemporary accessories.
A Winter Wonderland
Penny Winter is an Irish-born fashion and costume designer, who trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the English National Opera.Penny Winter’s clothing designs are theatrical as well as classic, thanks to precision tailoring and careful attention to detail. Deft cutting and technically-accomplished patterns lend energy to her much-anticipated annual collections. Often combining classic shapes with innovative fabrics, or imaginative designs with elegant hand-woven material, Penny mingles the youthful and unexpected to curious and time-honoured effect.
Mame Fagueye Ba was born in Saint Louis in Senegal and is based in Dakar. Her creations are modern, but with traditional references, her designs transform mixtures of fabrics into a truly beautiful work of art.
The collection of “Le Collane di Betta” necklaces represents a unique fusion of ancient mystique, natural form and sensuous symbolism.Elisabetta Capolino, creator of “Le Collane di Betta”, was born in Italy and is an architect by profession.
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.