Either we have really cool, impressionable designers here in Kenya or I’m the one who is always lucky enough to interact with them. How I came to know of Ken is when one day I was in need of a male designer for an outfit and Bryan Emry, fellow stylist, recommended him to me.
I called him up, we talked, met and just hit it off from then henceforth.
He’s been really helpful in helping me out and always goes out of his way to satisfy the client which is definitely a plus. I also love that he embodies what he represents because as soon as you meet him trust me, you will know he’s a designer. From the sharp, crisp, bespoke suits to unique ties and classic shoes, the guy knows his style.
Mance Apparel is a line which was born out of frustration to get a well fitting suit, for different body types at an affordable price. They deal with highly personalised bespoke suits and apparel associated with it , well cut, well fitting and very appealing to the eye.
Thorough research is done by the creative head before it can be put on paper . Their clients gets the pleasure to pick from over two hundred pieces of fabrics available. The custom-making of the suits is so great that even identical twins can not wear the same suit. The differences are taken into a microscopic view and it includes the name of the wearer.
When it comes to his recent rugby-themed collection, this is what Mutua had to say:
I have a very soft sport for the rugby sport. There are two green suits, one has an emblem with 3 CCC, that is a region in New Zealand called Canterbury, rich in rugby ethos. The same suit doesn’t have pockets, instead we have lines resembling rugby post lines. The colour of the suit is green, resembling the pitch.
The green suit worn by the chick again resembles the pitch. On the arms we have IRB emblem, that is the world rugby body. At the arms you notice a triangular shape, that is the shape that is formed between the ball, and rugby post when a rugby score is being converted .
The rest of the suits indicate an attire that gives an individual confidence to stand up for themselves, deal with loss, fight for goals against innumerable odds, earn respect and peer acknowledgement. In short a gladiator dressed up for the corporate world to conquer.
Below is a preview of the collection which is also quite coincidental considering the Rugby World Cup has just ended, and so has the local rugby tourney, at Impala floodlights.
This was quite a fresh idea inspiration and I loved how he executed it.
What do you think?
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