This Nairobi-based urban clothing brand was among the first to adopt the khanga and leso as its main fabric. Creating easy and functional pieces including their trademark jackets. ChiliMango not only produces epic t-shirts with Kenyan proverbs that only a true Kenyan would appreciate, they also have bags, laptop sleeves, and even houseware. Popular with famed photographer Mutua Matheka and mega-artist Blinky Bill, the brand is definitely the definition of afro-cool style.
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"Write television shows in which female strength is not depicted as remarkable but merely normal. Teach your students to see that vulnerability is a HUMAN rather than a FEMALE trait." ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Happy women's month. Photographer: @osborne_macharia Stylist: @kevoabbra2 MUA: @lornamutegi Model: @barazagloria # # #madeinkenya #madeinafrica #africanfashion #nairobicreatives #nairobidesigners #chillimango #buykenyabuildkenya #madeinnairobi #handmadeinkenya #africa #kenyanfashion #kenya #nairobifashion #nairobi #okayafrica #khanga #khangafashion #kenyantshirt #africantshirts #africanstreetwear #melanin #melaninpoppin
2.Nairobi Apparel District
A more upscale urban fashion outlet, Nairobi Apparel District does effortlessly cool the Nairobi way and what’s not to love about that? Their brand offers t-shirts, sweatshirts, and their trademark printed jackets that are the epitome of Nairobi styling. Though their pricing might be relatively higher than other urban wear brands, the creativity and quality is justification enough. Thier pieces are popular with the likes of Capital FM’s radio hostAmina Abdi, Anne Mwaura among others.
Nicknamed the Kenyan Off-white ,Kirkos is 2019’s Dopest street wear brand by far with their master branding and their diamond shaped hoodies,Jackets,T-shirts,Caps and jackets,they are our favorite Kenyan street wear brand launched in 2018 Kirkos has Elements of Ethiopian Culture in their designs due to their founders mixed culture.Kirkos has Shops and is available in Kenya,Ethiopia,Djibouti and Uganda.
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Our product shoot in Ethiopia was amazing for our #SS20 line amazing thanks to our Kirkos designer @Teferah Our Beautiful model and Actress @nuhamin_nio And super production @joseph_ebongo @je123studio for making our dream come true #Kirkos #Ethiopianbeauty #Ethiopiangirls #Ethiopianmodels #Ethiopianstreetwear #Ethiopianbrands #Kenyanstreetwear #Rwandabeauty #Eastafrica
This brand has been a mainstay in Kenya’s urban fashion scene. Dressing the average Joe in their t-shirts, sweatshirts and bomber jackets, the brand is the brainchild of Curtlow Lilako and George Asin. According to their Instagram bio, the brand is keep to spread “the message of friendship, togetherness and unity.” Popular among the Kenyan rugby fraternity, POeD has been involved in various activities in the community including fundraising efforts for a rugby player diagnosed with Meningitis. Established in 2012, the brand has overcome various obstacles to its customer base.