It rained heavily in Nairobi last Saturday. The same old bad habits were exhibited by women .i.e paper bags on their heads and other bad habits I had talked about in a previous article. I know sometimes we forget our umbrellas and jackets at home and we are forced to come up with interesting ways of shielding ourselves from the rain, but what I saw on Saturday,was beyond innovation.
Long gone are the days dark marked by plain boring double breasted-suits which had some unfortunate shoulder pads. The modern man is back to dressing up in this current era of sartorial individuality- via colors, patterns or styles. He is not afraid to play with colors and bright colors I must add.
MANCINY is a fashion Label that never disappoints.We interviewed Manciny Migwi, head designer a few months back. READ all about it here.FAFA- FASHION FOR PEACE was held last weekend in Nairobi at The Oval and her new collection stood out on the runway. The colors and materials used were well thought of. She blended in the batik ,leather and embroidery to create an amazing collection. When you’ve thought you have seen it all, she has a way of surprising us all. This is a collection that all men should own.
Tell me a little about yourself?
I am one simple guy. I am inspired by art and the beauty around us.
Fearless, Passionate, Sartorial.
FFA: When did you realize that you wanted to be a fashion designer?
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.
Ballsy, Minimalist, Retro, Vintage, Classic, Non Conformist & Effortless.
FAFA, Naivasha Fashion Weekend, Strut it Afrika, Sura Zuri.
FFA: Which celebrities have you dressed?
Men need to learn how to wear different fabrics,styles and also know how to accessorize.What better and easier way of accessorizing but wearing a tie.How simple is that?
What do you know about ties?All that you can?Well,think again..There are many types of ties that can be worn by men in all age groups and they also vary in design and color so they suit everyone.
Here are a few..
Its tailored for the modern gentleman and gives him a distinct appearance of style and confidence.
They are a shoe string like neck accessory.
They are a piece of cord or braided leather with decorative metallic tip.
They can be worn with a suit button down shirt or casually with a denim shirt.They grab more attention than a regular tie.
Bow ties are a classic and they can be worn at anytime of the day.They come in different sizes,color and fabrics.
They are easy to wear ,adjustable and convenient.
A neckband that is worn under the collar .Its ideal to wear to a party or wedding.
The skinny tie is narrower than the standard tie.They were popularized by the Beatles in the 50’s and their standard size is 3.5″.
They come in different materials,colors and patterns.
ARE YOU BOLD ENOUGH TO STAND OUT?