KATUNGULU MWENDWA

Katungulu Mwendwa designs timeless, transcendent casual and semi-formal wear that extends beyond any season.  Experimenting with modern techniques, innovative fabrics and traditional methods.

Born and raised by a base guitarist, architect and plant loving, psychologist, alongside her best friend and techie of a brother in Nairobi Kenya. 

Katungulu studied fashion in the United Kingdom where upon completion, returned home to Kenya to pursue the creation of her own contemporary fashion line. 

She spent much of her youth following around her late grandmother who ran and managed a curio shop in Nairobi that sourced work from artisanal groups that she worked closely with in their home town in Eastern Kenya. This left a lasting impression on Katungulu that has seen her working with community groups within the region to make pieces for her collection.

She works from her home studio in Nairobi, where she sources inspiration from her surroundings and her day to day experiences. She is also heavily influenced by traditional cultures and attempts to create modern interpretations that are relevant to an urban environment.

 
 Photograph Credit to Fionn McCann

Photograph Credit to Fionn McCann