Kenyan creatives are challenging the belief that wax prints sum up African fashion in a 367-paged book with striking images and thoughtful essays. Not African Enough (NAE) is The Nest Collective’s first fashion book (but second publication) documenting an exciting group of Kenyan designers through photography and essays.

Fourteen pros showcase modern looks in apparel and accessories that reflect the country’s multi-cultural vibe, and the designers’ global outlook including Adèle Dejak, Wambui, Kibue, Ami Doshi Shah, Ambica Shah, and Katungulu Mwendwa.

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNM+K | Photographer – Maganga Mwagogo. Model – Maureen Onyango

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNNamnyak Odupoy | Photographer – Sarah Waiswa. Model – Laura Anjili

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNM+K | Photographer – Maganga Mwagogo. Model – Juliet Kiruhi

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNFiryal Nur | Photographer – Maganga Mwagogo. Model – Anita Barbara

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNAmi Doshi Shah | Photographer – Thandiwe Muriu. Model -Akual Chan

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNAmi Doshi Shah | Photographer- Sunny. Dolat, Model – Shanelle Nyasiaise

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNKatungulu Mwendwa | Photographer – Zachary Saitoti. Model – Elsie Njeri

African Fashion, Kenyan Fashion, African Creatives, Kenyan Creatives, Not African Enough, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNAnyango Mpinga | Photographer – Joseph Manglaviti. Model- Laura Anjili


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE | WASHINGTON, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).


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