Fashion These unisex African print kimonos are a must have

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Elevate your style with a kimono

play African Print Kimonos (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

The other day, I went to watch Fena Gitu perform at J's Fresh Bar and I couldn't get over how stunning she looked during her first outfit change.

She was trussed up in this long African print kimono and an African print hat which appeared to have been inspired by Nigeria's Yoruba tribe's Fila hat.

She threw the kimono over a simple tee and black pants and completed the look with simple sneakers. Anyway enough about the look lol. So me being me, I needed to know where she got the kimono as I need to cop myself one and so I got searching. It didn't take me long to find out who's the brains behind these stunning kimonos and ponchos. They say good things come in small packages and Wangari Mathenge maybe petite as hell but she sure does come packed with talent.

play Designer, Wangari Mathenge wearing one of her designs (Instagram wangari.mathenge)


Wangari makes ponchos and kimonos for both men and women or unisex if you like. The prints and fabrics she uses range from kikoy to tribal prints, bright to earthy tones. Whatever tickles your fancy.

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Kimonos can be worn on a cold day as a throw over, as a bikini cover up by the beach, and they pull a double duty from day to night all you gotta do is swap your flats for heels an you're night out ready. You can also style your kimono differently by say adding a belt over it or accessorizing with hats, bracelets etc.

These are definitely a wardrobe must have and they have a stamp of approval from us.

play Patricia Kihoro styled by Ojwal Stying (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play Unisex printed kimono (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play Kimono styled with short shorts and a vest for a weekend social event (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play African print kimono paired with heels for a dressed up look (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play Liz Madowo in a Wangare Mathenge kimono (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play Fashion Blogger Miss Nyawi Kimono look (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play You can wear a kimono as a bikini cover up (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play Kenyan stylist Brian Babu rocking a kimono (Instagram wangari.mathenge)


play Poncho style (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

play African print kimono style (Instagram wangari.mathenge)

You can check out more designs here.

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