Katungulu Mwendwa has managed to blend traditional and modern elements of design and textures into a fashion designers wet dream.
Her designs are edgy, yet loyal to the roots of her Kenyan background. Flowing elegantly around the wearer, one can’t help but feel elegant, yet unpretentious. The designs say you have style, yet you are practical; appreciate luxury, yet love simplicity.
Katungulu Mwendwa is not afraid to mix the textures of traditional African and traditional western fabrics, to put together a look that can only be described as put-together well. She also dares to throw folds in unusual places, a feat that can backfire if not done right, and succeeds in making the complicated task look very simple.
Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Katungulu Mwendwa takes her cues from different African cultures, weaving her designs into a melting pot of exotic ethnic hues, and elegant western lines.