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Mutheu mbondo of #Nai_niWho in a #nainiwhodress designed by me #teamankaravintage

Mutheu mbondo of #Nai_niWho in a #nainiwhodress designed by me #teamankaravintage

putthison:

Savile Row, 1939

This article from England’s defunct Picture Post magazine depicts the process of ordering and making a suit at Williams, Sullivan, & Co., a firm that occupied 12 Savile Row at the time of publication in 1939. Today the building houses Chittleborough and Morgan, formerly of Tommy Nutters’ shop, and the Scabal flagship store. (Check out a recent Chittleborough and Morgan suit in navy seersucker at Permanent Style.) Picture Post was a photo-heavy publication not unlike LIFE, and this piece gave the reader a glimpse into the clubby atmosphere of a tailor’s shop (for the customers, at least; the article mentions sewing girls making £3 a week—around £165 today).

“Even if you cannot tell an Englishman abroad by anything else, you can tell him by his suit. The suit may be old, it may have done a dozen years’ service, but its cut and the way it hangs on his body identify the owner as an Englishman.”

-Pete

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One of the men’s jackets form my #urbanwarrior_collection #ankaravintage #mensfashion #kenyanfashion

One of the men’s jackets form my #urbanwarrior_collection #ankaravintage #mensfashion #kenyanfashion

#SALE keep warm this season in my designs a Ankara Vintage trench coat for ksh7000 #kenyanfashion #womensfashion #ankaravintage

#SALE keep warm this season in my designs a Ankara Vintage trench coat for ksh7000 #kenyanfashion #womensfashion #ankaravintage

Nas in an Ankara Vintage shirt commission from me my made in Africa last year #teamankaravintage

Nas in an Ankara Vintage shirt commission from me my made in Africa last year #teamankaravintage

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cutfromadiffcloth:

Must Watch: Chico Leco Presents Urban Hunter by Nick Ondu

Chico Leco presents his Fall/Winter 2013 collection - Urban Hunter - a unisex selection inspired by Man’s innate ruggedness, his hunger for adventure, raw primitivism and the human need for desire.

Read more about the collection here.

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My new collection Fall/Winter 2013 #UrbanHunter #Chicoleco_OnlineFashionWeek

heritage1960:

THE ECONOMIST | KENYA ON THE CATWALK

GRACE NDUTA has never ventured far from Korogocho, the Nairobi slum where she lives. But her handiwork has. Bags she helped make were slung over the skinny shoulders of fashion models as they strutted the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week earlier this month.

Mrs Nduta belongs to a collective of Kenyan craftswomen that makes handbags and other accessories for designers such as Vivienne Westwood, a Briton. Their work could be one answer to Africa’s failure so far to manufacture much for export. Making consumer goods fast and in large quantities has proved difficult. But haute couture needs skilled hands more than speed, and these abound.

Continue reading about the economic impact of ethical manufacturing and traditional handicraft in Africa via The Economist.

Kenya stand up……. #teamkenyandashion

One of my new pieces #teamankaravintage

One of my new pieces #teamankaravintage