Kenyan kitenge brand that you should know about

Sometimes we want to pay homage to our motherland, but don’t know how and where to keep up with the first moving trends as well as enjoy African designs. We think of going full kitenge or times add a manageable doze of African look into your our outfit Instead of going full on kitenge , and feeling rather overwhelmed by the patterns and colors . Fear of destroying the pattern or design make not try out the African design rather go for western fashion. There many Kenyan brands and design that will change your attitude towards kitenge. Here are some of brands that can design your fabric to the fullest.

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1. Riri African design
Riri African design is a local designer with a unique and eclectic taste for the best garments and accessories. Riri meaning beautiful, brand designs garments and clothes are totally made kitenge fabric.
2. Moo-cow Limited
Located in Nairobi at Hurlingam silver springs, moocow is a lady wear brand that design linens in African styles. Established in 2004 the brand name design leso to outstanding cloths and accessorize them with detailed beads. Inspired by Kenyan culture the brand designs a large varies for garden wedding. It’s owned by Wambui Njogu.
Kenya fashion brands make garments for both men and woman. POISA also make complimenting accessories such as kitenge shoes, earning and necklaces. The brand POISA (a Taita phrase meaning to make or craft) was by renowned Kenyan designer Patricia Mbela. It has showcased on severally international catwalks.
4. Achera designs
Launched in 2015 Achera design is a brand that crates stunning kitenge fabric. The brand design sophisticated and feminine brand that to reflect elegance, power and confi dence. It is owned by Annsophie Achera.
5. Kiafrika designs
Located along Waiyaki Way Kiafrika designs modern African inspired stylish and trendy clothing and accessories made from Ankara and kanga. Their products include modern clothing, bags, bangles, necklace, earring, and ring.
6. Tanashati designs

Dealers in African inspired fashion wear, bridal gown and suit staff uniform and brand. They also make kitenge garments for ladies gents and children. Accessories such jewelries, clutch bag enhance the African look.
Owned by former radio personality Ann Mpinga, Kipusa designs was established in 2011 to make garnets for women aged between 40 to 60 years. Kipusa designs work using a plethora of fabrics with African prints. It is located at Adams arcade Ngong road.


10 ways to rock in kitenge fashion when pregnant

Pregnancy does not stop you from enhancing your dressing style to stay trendy. If you are wondering how Kitenge fabric can give you a latest look in fashion industry. Kitenge gives you a loose and flossy look that gives you a complicity time during pregnancy. Here are ways to use Kitenge fabric to give a pregnant woman a classy look.

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  • Kitenge wrap dresses.

They are very classy and it easily pull off you look

  • Kitenge short dresses.

Its look is enhanced with a legins especially black and leather legins.

Kitenge maxi dresses

Stylish Kitenge maxi dress gives you a loose and flatly looks that gives you simple look and hide your bump especially during the last tri-semester.

  • Combining Kitenge with chiffon to Kitenge to makes a pregnancy gown or maxi dress enhance the Kitenge fabric to give an African chick look.
  • Symmetric hemline dress

Making you Kitenge dress or gown with a high low hemline balances your belly and look thus making you more comfortable. Sometimes decorating your plain color high-low dress with Kitenge fabric collars gives your dress an African magic.

  • Kitenge dera or gown.

Give you a traditional look that enables you to hide your belly at during the first tri semester thus enhancing trendy chick look.

  • Flare Kitenge skirt

It balances out you body especially you big belly to make sure it smaller than normal. Make sure it is a low waist so as not to tighten your belly give space for the pregnancy.

  • Thick Kitenge fabric

When made as skater dress thick Kitenge fabric hides the fact that you are expecting thus the dress made of thick fabrics such Maasai shuka applies for the mood of hiding the bum.

  • Kitenge belt

To give you loose plain dress a classy look, accessorize it with Kitenge fabric belt. Wear the belt just above the belly to enhance the body and the bum’s shape. Also give your plain dress a new look with Kitenge scarves.

  • Kitenge blazers

This shapes your belly to keep it smaller than normal. Enhance your city chick look with middle length pencil skirt or a time Kitenge short for beach ware.

  • Kitenge shirtdress

Oversize button up Kitenge shirt dress enhances the appearance of your bum. Roll the slaves of your dress and let the loose Kitenge fabric to divide your posture.

  • Chunky Kitenge accessories

When dressed in a casual plain color maxi maternity dress, adding large chunky of body accessories made if Kitenge fabric such as necklaces, bangle and studs give you an African mother look. To compliment the look add Kitenge scarves at your head.


5 Reasons why you should have Kitenge in your wardrobe

Thinking of changing your wardrobe? Then try Kitenge since its outstanding features that make it outstanding. Here are reasons why you need Kitenge.

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  1. Fashion

Kitenge has extra ordinary characteristics that make it an elegant fabric thus having several stuffs in your wardrobe made of Kitenge fabric transfers the elegance to your fashion. This creates uniqueness in fashion.

  1. Culture

Kitenge reflects African culture and traditions. Thus it presents our heritage that is passed from one generation to another without getting out of fashion.

  1. Health effective

Kitenge is made off 100% cotton thus and because of its hyper allergic feature of cotton makes it ideal for skins prone to allergies. The fabric is also breathable and transmits moisture away from skin thus removing excess water from the skin. Kitenge is also has resistance to dust and durable thus good for decor.

  1. Does not fade

Kitenge are made of natural fiber thus making it breathable band good in temperature regulation. When dried Kitenge becomes softer this makes it not to fade

  1. Wide length

Originally Kitenge are made of 6yards that is 5.4 meters length. The wider length provides enough material while designing a cloth. You are guaranteed of a uniform design or several designs when mixed with other colors.


How to accessorize your outfit with kitenge fabric


African fabric kitenge is adored attire today. The fabric which was mainly known for making gowns for women is transforming as it is used to make bags,shoes, suits,cups,hairbands, and bangles among others. Therefore wearing kitenge fabric accessories with kitenge would be the perfect way to stand out. Here are kitenge accessories you can pair with non monochrome outfits

  1. Kitengefabric bag enhances your look when wearing a dress with fewer colors. The also when dressed with a dress with one color, kitenge clutch provide the busy details to the monochromatic look.
  2. Bangles All you need is simple bracelet, kitenge fabric and voila. When the fabric is mixed with medal they give your bracelet an African look. Bangles flatten their outfit thus one finds it fun. Thinner kitenge bungles look better with three quarter fitting jacket.
  3. Fabric Stud or earrings.Studs enhances color print and texture to your face as large earrings look great with a dress with smaller patterns.
  4. Head wraps or scarves, though they makes one to look like a school girl, pairing the headband with your outfit that has simple and clear silhouette give one a classy look.
  5. Boe-tie is used to compliment various outfit and hairdo depending on occasions. It can be used as a hair accessory to have girl look. It can also be worn on a colored, shirts,dresses,blouse for official functions, date or cocktail.
  6. Shoes .Ranging from kitenge loafers, stilettos, high heal, sandals to doll shoes, shoes enhances your look when paired with a dress with less patterns or monochrome outfit.
  7. Fabric necklaces. There are paired in two or three pairs thus enhancing the look of your shoulder. Necklaces gives on a trendy chick look and highlights the African culture in your our outfit. This blends well with a v-shaped neck or even a Chinese neck shaped dresses
  8. Fabric hut or caps. This enhances the African look in your beach ware outfit .the hut can either be fully made from the fabric or use a black  hut with a kitenge fabric tied on it
  9. kitenge fabric ring .It is a quick  and effortless  away to add edge  to  look to your yet to find out if its fit for traditional weddings.
  10. hair bands.fabric hairbands are used to style up look hair and braids. It gives a classy look with outfit of less patterns .