Diana Opoti is a fashion powerhouse and one of Africa’s most influential fashion connectors.. She gained global recognition in 2014 with her campaign dubbed 100 Days Of African Fashion that featured designers from across the continent. The PR guru also completed a successful second edition of the 100 days earlier this year. Nominated as one of the most influential fashion people by New African, Diana has changed the fashion narrative in Africa and beyond.
She runs the fashion consultancy firm, Diana Opoti PR that focuses on brand strategy, publicity and managing emerging fashion brands. She has featured countless African brands on her growing Instagram page with over 50k followers showcasing clothes, jewelry and bags. Our spotlight today is on the #MadeInKenya brands featured.
Which Kenyan brands is Diana Opoti wearing? Check this list of 10
1. Fiona Kay Brand
The brains behind this label is Fiona Kay who provides ready to wear outfits established on the principles of creative arts, sophisticated construction and intricate detailing.
2. Kepha Maina
The brand focuses on ready to wear instead of made to measure wear. Kepha, the man behind the brand started his career in fashion by making clothes for himself while in campus. His approach – creating a brand that gives customers freedom to explore.
3. Njema Helena
Founded in 2012, Njema Helena strives to create modern fashion with an African aesthetic for everyday life. All materials are sourced from Africa and produced exclusively in Kenya.
4. Maisha Concept
They are based both in Kenya and Hongkong. Maisha concept aims are resurrecting the culture, heritage and skill of local artisans and textile manufacturers across Africa. If you are looking to bring vibrance and a unique flare to your wardrobe then Maisha concept is the brand for you. Diana Opoti wears an Akan trench from the brand.
Christine Njoki is the brains behind IKOJN, a fashion brand that is all about feeling and emotion. The brand aims at the customer relating to the brand and its products. How gorgeous is this lack and white fringe jacket from IKJON that Diana is wearing?
6. Afrostreet By Melanie
Melanie Wachie of Afrostreet prides herself in creating timeless, chic and elegant pieces for every customer.
7. Fierce Jewel
Brand of clothing designed for the very lover of life! Pretty simple theme, right? It is well executed in their outfits as seen in this ‘Lupita’ Parka Diana Opoti is rocking.
8. Vivo Activewear
Wandia Gichuru is the Vivo Activewear proprietor – the brand where comfort meets style. Vivo aims at providing the widest range of high quality, stylish, comfortable and affordable casual clothing.
9. Wambui Mukenyi
The fashion house was founded in 2009 by self taught designer Wambui Mukenyi. Every collection shows the designer’s love for luxurious fabric, whilst at the same time instilling her African heritage to produce timeless feminine and effortlessly stylish pieces.
One of the well known fashion labels in Kenya, Ann McCreath the brains behind it needs no introduction. KikoRomeo specializes in creating African inspired clothing and accessories with a contemporary twist.
Photo Credits: Diana Opoti Instagram