This skirt is part of Katungulu Mwendwa’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Released in late May, the skirt is available in both black and green from The Urban African Lifestyle Company at The Hub in Karen.
The cotton skirt buttons down the front, an idea that the designer has liked for some time and decided to try out here. From the front, the hidden button stand and pleats make the skirt look like culottes.
Large pockets make the skirt perfect for everyday use, an element that was inspired by the designer’s realisation that, “I am a person who loves comfort and functionality because I am always on the go”.
This photograph is part of ‘The Dark Matter Project', a collaboration between photographer Brian Siambi and stylist Bryan Emry. The photographic series celebrates the beauty of dark skin and showcases the work of Kenyan designers.