After a two-year break from fashion, designer John Kaveke is back. From around July 2013 to late last year, John could be found pursuing another of his interests – livestock farming.
With a career spanning more than a decade, John made a name for himself adding an African twist to exceptional bespoke tailoring. He made this jacket a few years ago out of a glossy Ankara fabric he bought while doing a show in Nigeria. Worn here by the model Emo Rugene, the jacket was first revealed on the FAFA runway.
John’s focus is now on making jackets that are “very playful on the inside” but relatively plain on the outside. This allows for self-expression while meeting the expectations of the Kenyan corporate world. However, the designer still believes that everyone should have at least “one jacket that stands out”.
Photograph by Thomson Photography. Model: Emo Rugene.