Posted by: Administrator | January 6, 2013

kitenge designs for ladies

Kitenge can come up in different design depending on your shape

kitenge pencil skirt

kitenge pencil skirt

African Kitenge pencil skirt, is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. Generally the hem falls to, or just below, the knee and is tailored for a close fit. The pencil skirt is usually worn

either as a separate piece of clothing or as part of a suit. The slim, narrow shape of a pencil skirt can restrict the movement of the wearer so pencil skirts often have a slit at the back, or less commonly at the sides. Sometimes a pleat, which exposes less skin, is used instead of a slit. The classic shoes for wearing with a pencil skirt are high heels, with sheer stockings or tights. Need such a kitenge design contact The African Kitenge at or follow us on facebook

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Kitenge shirt dress

Kitenge shirt dress

African Kitenge shirt dress, is a style of kitenge  which borrows details from a man’s shirt. These can include a collar , a button front , or cuffed sleeves.

Kitenge  shirt dress, that can be worn three ways — as a tent dress (no belt), a-line (belted) or straight (back-tied belt).This type of kitenge design needs colors that are super vibrant.
The fabric need to be soft and won’t wrinkle even if you roll it up in a ball.The feel…..could be wearing a chemise need to be light and airy.
The length need be  pretty short and flirty in the front (probably not a work type dress) unless your shorter

Posted by: Administrator | January 6, 2013

African Dresses

Kitenge  is a traditional clothing, often vibrantly colored, worn by the  people of Africa mostly Kenyans. In some instances these traditional garments have been replaced by western clothing introduced by European colonialists. Kitenge  is an African fashion that is practical yet fashionable. The type of clothes that you can get your favorite tailor to sew for you.

There are other african fashions worn in different countries like In Sahelian Africa, the dashiki, Senegalese kaftan, and the grand boubou are worn more prominently, though not exclusively (the Bògòlanfini, for instance, is worn in Mali). The dashiki is highly stylized and is rendered with an ornate V-shaped collar. In contrast the grand boubou is simpler, even more so than the djellaba, though the color designs reach impressive proportions, especially among the Tuareg, who are known for their beautifully dyed indigo robes.



In East Africa, the kanzu is the traditional dress worn by Swahili speaking men. Women wear the kanga and the gomesie.

In Southern Africa distinctive shirts are worn, like the long dresses they wear. For instance, South Africa is known for the Madiba shirt, whereas, Zimbabwe is known for the safari shirt.

In the Horn of Africa, the attire varies by country. In Ethiopia, men wear the Ethiopian dashiki and women wear the habesha kemis. In Somalia, men wear the khameez with a small cap called a koofiyad.

For Kitenge design, styles, trends and Fashion in Nairobi and within Kenya please contact The African Kitenge located in Tom Mboya at +254 727 087285

Posted by: Administrator | January 5, 2013

The African Kitenge

More than ever before, The African Kitenge is emerging onto the scene and offering more choice than ever when it comes to affordable, local and trendy design in Kitenge.

In the past Kenya fashion design lagged behind trends in the rest of the world. In a way, this was beneficial as it forced local designers to create their own aesthetics without being overly influenced by what was happening in the rest of the world.images

Since early 90s,fashion designers in Kenya have regained a sense of pride. With that has come a renaissance of creativity.

There was a time when Kenyans had very little to choose from when it came to Kenyan fashion design. Chain stores seemed to offer sedate and rather bland clothing and didn’t offer many opportunities for local fashion designers.

Eventually fashion retailers grasped that local consumers wanted more choice that was affordable, fashionable and locally made. This led them to introducing local designs like Kitenge and others and support behind local design.

Nowadays events promoting Kitenge design in Kenya have been launched like Kitenge Festival which is an annual Fashion Event.Kitenge Festival is meant to promote designers and vendors who create and sell aparell made with a hint of Kitenge.

For Kitenge design, styles, trends and Fashion in Nairobi and within Kenya please contact The African Kitenge located in Tom Mboya at +254 727 087285