KENYAN DESIGNER KATUNGULU MWENDWA SELECTED AS FRESH FACE TO SHOWCASE IN THE SUMMER/SPRING 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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Following the partnership of Tribe Hotel 
and GenArt for Tribal Chic, GenArt have selected one of the designers from Tribal Chic to show at their  spring/summer 2013 Fresh Faces in fashion runway show taking place on September 9 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. The designer they selected is Katungulu Mwendwa .

 The Fresh Faces program is a catalyst for emerging designers in the industry which has debuted notable designers such as Rodarte, Vena Cava, Zac Posen and Phillip Lim.



Katungulu Mwendwa is a young, enthusiastic, upcoming fashion designer born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Taking fashion as wearable art, her passion for design enables her to incorporate other art forms that she loves, such as music, writing, handcrafts, and drawing in the development of garments. Ultimately, her deep seated inspiration comes from those traditional cultures, both in Kenya as well the rest of Africa, that are barely touched by modernity. She combines these experiences and inspiration to create an unusual mix that is new and exciting. 
Katungulu Mwendwa is aware that Kenya as well as other African cities rapid economic development may lead to the death of its traditional cultures. By referencing these cultures in contemporised designs while promoting her collections as extensions of these cultures, she hopes to popularise and create more awareness of them to safeguard their longevity.
We wish her all the best.
Please see below links on additional press and attached images from Katungulu's A/W lookbook  




Twitter handles - @GenArt @K_Mwendwa




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