Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

nnnWycliffe Kamande aka Biscuit is a 2012 Kisima awards nominee for most promising artist award category which he lost to Octopizzo.

He has been off and on the Music industry but he now confirms to us that he is back into recording, most recently he performed at the Coast Music awards in Mombasa.

He is currently recording at Ogopa Deejays with his most anticipated One in Million video scheduled for release next month.

Watch his latest Video:

Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to go to a summer party with

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj need look no further than their new music video for duet Feeling Myself.

On Monday, the power divas released the footage, which is full of fun moments recorded while the 33-year-old singer and the 32-year-old rapper attended weekend one of the Coachella Music Festival in April.

Highlights from the “Feeling Myself” video: burgers, kiddie pools, squirt guns, Bey wilding out to Nicki’s best verse, the thing where you make your hair into a mustache, Nicki’s PERVERT jersey, Bey’s Chicago Bulls bikini, and more burgers

The Feeling Myself video was exclusively shared on the Jay Z-owned streaming service Tidal but has since been leaked on numerous websites.

Watch Video Here:

A meticulous ensemble from AfroStreet Kollektions

A meticulous ensemble from AfroStreet Kollektions

The La Griglia Restaurant recently played host to Casino Malindi Fashion Show 2015. Beautiful models rocked the catwalk sporting stunning local and international designs from top designers based in Nairobi and Malindi.

Fourteen home-grown fashion designers including AfroStreet Kollektions(Yvonne Odhiambo), Simbaress Fashion (Diana Nekoye), Vaishali Morjaria, Mia Mara Creations (Lorna Abwonji), Wazawazi (Chebet Mutai), Afrostreet by Melanie, Sang Sang Fashions, House of Walove, Lisa Christoffersen, Rialto Fashions all acknowledged the importance of the event to celebrate femininity. Other design brands featured at the event included Get Hooked, Chefammel, Lukagwa Jewellers and Oceano Pearls.

AfroStreet Kollektions bring out the African culture with a Western touch

AfroStreet Kollektions bring out the African culture with a Western touch

“This event is primarily a showcase for both Kenyan and international designers creating couture and accessories, all with some relic of Africa. It is an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change,” said Daniela Cellini, event organizer and proprietor. Vaishali Morjaria stole the show with her collection dubbed “Angels in Daughters” showcasing an all-female collection of dresses. Her fabric of choice included net, silk, lace and chiffon integrating pink, purple and white colours with hand-embroidered patterns.

Coinciding with the International Women’s Day, the event aimed at celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of all women in the past, present and future.

House of Walove showcase distinctive pieces that are a fusion of contemporary and historical trends

House of Walove showcase distinctive pieces that are a fusion of contemporary and historical trends

In addition to being a unique opportunity for talented fashion designers, the event attracted the participation of today’s most stunning Kenyan runway models by Mochez Modelstunacheza, managed by Dorothy Oliech.

“This is a positive event for Malindi, creating opportunities for stylists, models and others in the fashion industry to mingle and network. The event has responded to its real purpose in linking the cultural event to the celebration of the woman. I think that today, all human beings should recognise the woman, so the ones who had the idea of choosing a day to celebrate the woman were not wrong,’’ said Eve Chege, a fashion show guest and blogger.

Casino Malindi Fashion Show is a signature event in the Coast that is committed to setting the standard in fashion, bringing together the most influential designers paired with elite Kenyan models on one runway.

AfroStreet Kollektions maintain the African heritage evidenced in their fabric and prints of choice

AfroStreet Kollektions maintain the African heritage evidenced in their fabric and prints of choice

A Japanese designer is challenging accepted ideals of beauty at Tokyo Fashion Week, with an easy-to-wear collection unveiled on the catwalk by models who are blind, wear prosthetic limbs or use a wheelchair.

In his unorthodox show for the “tenbo” brand, Takafumi Tsuruta chose a mix of disabled and able-bodied models to showcase his quirky designs, with several of them donning bright yellow wigs.

He is the latest designer to celebrate disability at a major fashion week, after an actress with Down’s Syndrome and a male amputee model graced runways this year in New York and Milan.

“We are introducing something called ‘people’s design’,” Tsuruta said after the show. The clothes are aimed at everyone in the world. I think it’s fashion’s responsibility to have trendy and easy-to-wear clothing”.

His ‘Dream”-themed autumn/winter collection included details such as magnetic buttons and reversible jumpers, aiming to reach a wider audience than typical high-fashion items.

Ami Sano, who was born with a rare disorder that left her without limbs except a left foot, said backstage before performing that she “really didn’t dream” she would end up modelling at fashion week.

The 24-year-old appeared before the packed-out hall in her wheelchair, donning a white wedding dress, in the show’s moving finale.

“Simple clothing for us is great. I think people in general will be thankful for this type of design, and there are various ways of arranging the pieces,” Sano said.

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She told AFP that “there is still a wall” in Japan between those with and those without disabilities, but she thought the show could help to challenge prejudice.

“I would like people to keep having hope,” she said.

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Opening the show was blind model Rina Akiyama, 27, who won a gold medal for swimming at the London 2012 Paralympics and works at a pharmaceuticals company.

Akiyama, who wore a dotted trapeze dress inspired by Braille — a tactile writing system used by blind people — said it was “very rare” for such a fashion event to take place in Japan, which is gearing up to the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.

“I think there are a considerable number of disabled people who don?t leave their homes,” she said. “It would be great if chances like today increase.”

Often criticised for their narrow choice of models, global fashion weeks have lately taken small but significant steps towards greater diversity.

Last month US actress Jamie Brewer, who has Down’s Syndrome, took a turn down the runway in New York in an A-line black dress designed by Carrie Hammer.

Hammer launched the “Role Models Not Runway Models” campaign in 2014, choosing her models for their professional achievements, and brought the first woman in a wheelchair to the catwalk in New York.

British model Jack Eyers also made history in February as the first male amputee to appear at New York’s fashion week, in creations by Italian designer Antonio Urzi which he later showcased in Milan.

Two women with prosthetic legs modelled for Tsuruta this week in Tokyo, including 31-year-old Sayaka Murakami, who wore a stylish white shirt patterned with paper cranes.

As she prepares to compete in both sprint and long jump at the Rio Paralympic Games next year, she is hopeful the fashion industry, like the sporting world, will continue to champion inclusion.

“In the future, people with disabilities won?t have to give up their dreams of modelling and will be able to work hard to achieve them.”

Source: Lifestyle Magazine