Top 15 Best Kenya’s Leading Designers
Fashion and design is no new venture in Kenya and different creatively interesting works from a number of various Kenyan designers on fashion runways among other areas is clear indication of this ever-growing field. Even though it is majorly tapped by the fairer sex, writerstake.com highlights a number of Kenya’s highest ranking fashion designers.
She has cut a niche for herself in the industry by creating and designing outfits with unique style making clients from notable high-ranking people within Kenya’s grapevine. The current Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta once donned an outfit from her creativity.
She chairs the African Fashion and Arts festival and has conquered the fashion world with her foundation Kikoromeo. Doubling as peace advocate and ambassador through the phrase “Fashion for Peace”, she has truly changed the landscape of the fashion and design industry. “Fashion for Peace”
3. Patricia Mbela
Patricia Mbela specializes in designing custom-ordered outfits from numerous male and female clients through her “Poisa” brand. She has had the honour to secure nominations towards fashion awards and boast of her masterpiece The Kenya Airways Millenium design for uniform.
She boasts premiering the fashion industry and even founding Mcensal Fashion School in that respect while winning numerous awards through showcasing her work in various catwalks around the world in a period that spans over 25 years.
He is among the notable male fashion designers who blends African and Western fashion trends to come up with unique pieces of garments for both his male and female clientele.
This designer has taken it a notch higher by fusing African and Indian dressing cultures to come up with immaculate designs that have won her awards all over the world.
Deepa Dosaja boasts close to three decades in the fashion industry while designing garment statements that the world marveled at on runways and catwalks. Kenyan-America based actress Lupita Nyong’o once doned her an outfit by her. In addition, she has gone an extra mile to organize fashion events for budding upcoming fashion designers to support their dreams.
8.Faith ‘Manciny’ Migwi
She gets her nickname from her brand Manciny designs that specializes in strictly designing and producing African male outfits. With about five years in the fashion industry, she is definitely going towards the right direction.
9. Vivienne Taa
She works under her label Vivienne Taa and has graced the fashion industry after quitting her job at Kenya Airways to major in her hobby with unique fashion outfits.
10. Wambui Mukenyi
She has specialized in designing bridal as well as celebrity outfits for special occasions and although specialization has its disadvantages, she has cut quite a niche in the fashion industry using her WM Label.
This list would not be complete without other notable fashion designers such as Jamil Walji, Yvonne Odhiambo, Roselyne Shiyenze, Liz Kitua and Whitney Nasanga