Forget your skinny jeans, ‘Kitenge’ as it is commonly referred to locally could be the missing fabric in your closet. Being a form of identity in the African culture, kitenge can be worn anytime be it to weddings, parties, to work and other outdoor events.
The piece of cloth has gained international recognition and has even made it onto international runways. We have several local celebrities who prove that you can rock kitenge, namely Kambua, Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyongo and Wahu among others. Even international celebrities like singer Rihanna, socialite Black Chyna and Beyonce have been spotted rocking kitenge on different occasions.
You can match it up a with a headgear, jewelery, a pair of heels or sandals to go with the look. Next time your going out and you want to stand out, opt for a kitenge.
Here are some of the latest ways to rock a kitenge that will make you run to your nearest tailor.