Fashion Bloggers Make Fashion Mistakes As Well

Many people do not like to admit when they are wrong or when their “amazing” idea turned out to be a disaster. Continue reading “Fashion Bloggers Make Fashion Mistakes As Well”

THE YELLOW ZEBRA

What a wonderful Saturday!The Nairobi weather is always changing. Sometimes its raining and a few hours later, the sun decides to punish us with its glare but I will not let the weather kill my joy. Not today! Continue reading “THE YELLOW ZEBRA”

THE BOYFRIEND’S SHIRT

It’s crazy how men tend to ignore amazing clothes in their wardrobes and keep wearing the same old t-shirts or the same old white and blue shirt to work . I keep fighting with my guy friends to dress better, wear fashionable clothes or to go shopping. But some of them have gotten used to the same look and making them “see the light” is close to impossible. Continue reading “THE BOYFRIEND’S SHIRT”

PLEATED SKIRTS – A MUST HAVE

Most women shy away from this trend because they think this look is hard to pull off.I understand them because in high school ,I  had to wear hideous pleated skirts and hated them.I stayed away from them for the longest time but with time, I started looking at them at a different angle and now I know that,they actually look better than I thought , are  very fashionable and are a must have for every woman .

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MANCINY – A man’s introduction to color

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Manciny Migwi

Fashion Designer and Style Concierge

FFA: Tell me a little about yourself?

Fearless, Passionate, Sartorial.

FFA: What does fashion mean to you?

Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. mancinyFashion is something that
comes after style.

FFA: When did you realize that you wanted to be a fashion designer?

The earliest memory I have of dabbling into anything fashion related is as a young girl cutting out models from old magazines & pasting them on the wardrobe using home made glue (Chapo Unga) for fun. Later in life, fashion was always a side hustle whenever I wanted extra cash. Owing to my eccentric dress sense & realizing it came effortless to me decided to pursue it full time. Walking around town seeing Men in ill fitted suits fueled my pursuit of Men’s Fashion as my niche; disclaimer though: there are “some” well dressed Men in Nairobi 🙂
FFA: What inspires you?
Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice.

My L.I.F.E in general which encompasses the following:

– GOD in whom I live, move & have my being.
– My “Artsy” Hood (Eastlands) – bedrock of creativity in +254.                 Nairobi my city, my town which is a melting pot of diversity.                 -Films/Movies/Series where I’m always checking out Costume  Managers & designers.

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I am currently crushing on Blacklist’s Red’s wardrobe :-).I am hugely inspired by magazines, Social Media , fellow designers locally, regionally & abroad.
FFA: Tell us about your designs.What fabrics/prints do you use?
Product offering is a fantastic range of bespoke clothing and accessories that have the brilliant prowess of our rich African culture, strength, identity and attitude expressed with colors and fabrics native to the African continent – Ankara & Batik. Other mediums include but not limited to Khaki, Lace, Taffeta, Khanga et al.
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FFA: Whats your style?

Ballsy, Minimalist, Retro, Vintage, Classic, Non Conformist & Effortless.

FFA: Are you currently working on a collection?unnamed (2)

Yes. Working on a capsule collection.
Wondering what a capsule collection is?according to Wikipedia,
 The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing which is designed using only interchangeable items, in order to maximize the number of outfits which can be created. The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying what are considered to be “key” or “staple” items in coordinating colors.
FFA: How soon should we expect your launch to be?
Will definitely debut later this year.
unnamed (3)FFA: Who is your consumer?Who is the Manciny man?
Trendy Dapper Urban Gentleman who wishes to develop a certain wardrobe style that complements his personality.
FFA: Which models,photographer,event organizers or stylist,have you worked with in the fashion industry?

FAFA, Naivasha Fashion Weekend, Strut it Afrika, Sura Zuri.

FFA: Which celebrities have you dressed?

Juliani, DJ Sadic, Biko Zulu, Binyavanga Wainaina, Gerald Langiri et al.
FFA: How long does it take to work on a design?unnamed (1)
A day to a maximum of 5 days.
FFA: Do you have a  favorite piece so far?
I have no favorites as each has a story of its own.
FFA: What are some of your favorite fashion magazines,websites or books?
GQ is my Style Bible. Pinterest is my worst addiction yet.
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Online:
@MissManciny
0722-542-599

RED SQUARE-20TH CENTURY NAIROBI

We had a shoot for Fashion Forensic Africa on Thursday last week at Red Square and I got to know a lot more about men’s wear.James and Maureen were so kind to us and took us through their products and the  price range.

The video is still being edited but I had to share the store’s location and products to men because I want all men to look confident and  sharp by being well dressed.

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LOCATION:20th Century ground floor.

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They have  high quality casual shoes and official shoes ranging from size 7 to 13.If your foot is larger than a size 13,you are free to place an order and they will deliver them in 2 weeks max.

                                                                           

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Red Square stocks quality products from Germany and Italy.Some of the designers they stock are: Desch , Seiden Sticker , Barutti , Davanti,Makram and Fitmen.

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Did you know that this colorful shirts are called MANDELA SHIRTS?This is because Nelson Mandela used to wear them a lot.Well,now you know.

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The ties they have are made of pure silk and polyester.They also have scarfs,boxer shorts and perfume-TWIN ,which smells amazing.

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I have a preposition for you.Lose the baggy ,ill fitting  and dull suits and go for a more fitting suit in brighter colors.Like the one above.

Tell me how people react when you walk into the boardroom or office.

RED SQUARE -20TH CENTURY BUILDING NAIROBI.

model:Morris Ndonye

ACCESSORIZE LESSONS FROM KIGALI

The Rwanda Fashion Week was held last month in Kigali and it featured the works of Rwandan designers, Bosamingera and Sonia Mugabo. This event was organised by LDJ Productions, the company that organizes the NEW York Fashion Week.

Have a look at the beautiful designs that graced the catwalk.The accessories were also spectacular.

Whether its a day out shopping with the girls,or a wedding you are attending,this are accessories that suit all occasions.Men! This are looks you can pull off perfectly in the cold weather.

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Photography by  RadekArtPhotography.