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Amna El-Shandaweely: Road To Nairobi

With a unique outlook, dead-set on embracing Egypt's connection to Africa, we get a sneak-peek at the upcoming unisex collection by Amna El-Shandaweely, inspired by the streets of Kenya.

Designer Amna El Shandaweely is not hesitant with embracing Egypt's African identity, and she is making a bold, fashionable move in expressing that through her new limited edition collection that lays undefined between summer and winter.

"I always travel to discover things and get a better view on the world, but in Kenya I found what I couldn't find anywhere aside from Egypt; a feeling of belonging, of being home. It's the way people act like and feel like that makes Kenya's culture so close to ours and I want more people to realise the connection between us and all of Africa," says El Shandaweely about the inspiration behind her project.


مينفعش تعدي على مصر القديمة و ميبهركش المعمار الإسلامي بتفاصيلة .. قطعه جديدة معمولة من الكتان و الخيامية دلوقتي متوفرة بألوان مختلفة .. تقدروا تطلوبوها. لو عايزين تطلبوا ابعتوا لينا في رسالة علي الفيسبوك أو ابعتولنا علي الواتساب و كلمونا علي: 01002277320 حب جامد A new piece from our linen capsule inspired by the islamic architecture is up . Oh yes you can order it now.. Available in many colors. If interested message us, what's app, or call on 01002277320. Love &light. #Aedesigns #linencapsule #poncho #linen #linenlove #khaiamya

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The models for her new collection, aptly named Road To Nairobi, are all going to be African and Nubian, giving the line the essence of the culture. The fabric used for the clothes is all African, imported from Kenya, Nigeria and Ethiopia, and of course, the very famous Egyptian cotton. "We Egyptians rarely consider ourselves as an African country and I want to merge the two different, yet  similar, cultures together and embark the beauty of the combination," she continues.


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Road To Nairobi is to be considered El Shandaweely's second casual wear collection for both genders, aside from her trademark ethnic touches in previously released fashion collections, like Road To Fayoum It's set to launch around the 5th of September along with a photo-shoot of the designs that tell the story of an artist, set to discover her African roots and see the world from a different point of view.

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