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Budding fashion designer showcases Amandla Capsule Collection

Amanda Jeneby, a Kenyan student at the London College of Fashion, showcased her first collection Nairobi on Saturday afternoon.

Dubbed the Amandla Capsule Collection, the name Amandla is coined from a Zulu and Xhosa word meaning power.

Amanda has been an interning for the brand since May, 2016 under the watchful eye of renowned fashion designer Adele Dejak.

The collection is inspired by her experience in Kenya. The inspiration behind the Amandla collection comes from the geometrical shapes and patterns often found in the Maasai’s dress-culture.

Fashion designer Amanda Jeneby with Miss International World Eunice Onyango (right) wearing some of her collection during the Amandla Capsule Collection at Village Market. PHOTO | HILARY KIMUYU
Fashion designer Amanda Jeneby with Miss International World Eunice Onyango (right) wearing some of her collection during the Amandla Capsule Collection at Village Market. PHOTO | HILARY KIMUYU

DESIGNS AND STYLE

In most of her collection she uses cow horns and hide which are easily accessible in Kenya and then adds brace which are all done here by a silver smith based in Kiambu.

“I decided to come and intern in Kenya because I remember how my dad, who is Kenyan, would bring us here for holidays while growing up,” said Amanda whose mother is Swedish.

Her designs and style have gotten good feedback thanks to her generous use of local fabrics fused with contemporary pieces, which appealed to the younger generation.