[Image credit: Beaded Bracelet – Doreen Mashika for eBay Germany]
Some weeks back I did a feature on Kenyan jewellery designer, Gladys Macharia’s collaboration with Urbanara, as one of three winners of the Kenya-based ‘African Designers for Tomorrow‘ award. Another winner of competition was Doreen Mashika, who today as part of the award sees the launch of her covetable capsule collection, Doreen Mashika for eBay, Germany, produced in collaboration with online platform.
Based in Zanzibar just of the coast of Tanzania, Doreen is one of the continent’s leading fashion, jewellery and accessory designers, her eponymous brand known for its contemporary twist on traditional techniques and details. Doreen Mashika for eBay is a colourful and eye-catching 13 piece capsule fashion, jewellery and accessory collection. The limited-edition collection comprises a tassel chain necklace, a choker, three bracelets, a Zebra stripe clutch bag, jumpsuit, maxi dress, and blouse all handmade in Kenya. The jewellery and clutch bags are characterised by the use of tiny colourful glass seed beads, making up the tassels and bracelet bands. The collection is exclusive to eBay Germany.
I am very happy to have the opportunity to bring African design and all the influences of this eclectic culture to Europe especially to Germany. The cooperation with FA254 and eBay is a very exciting adventure for me. – Doreen Mashika
[Image credit: Zebra Clutch with Beaded Tassel – Doreen Mashika for eBay Germany]
The African Designers for Tomorrow award is an initiative of FA254, a pioneering social initiative based in Kenya that aims to enhance the development of fashion industries in Africa. The social enterprise was established by Kenyan-born model, Waridi Schrobsdorff.
The Doreen Mashika for eBay Capsule Collection is priced at: €45-€130
To purchase visit: www.ebay.de/rpp/fashion-special/african-designers-for-tomorrow
For further information about Doreen Mashika visit: http://doreenmashika.com
For further information about FA254 visit: http://fa254.com
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