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Brighton Museum & Art Gallery located in the Royal Pavilion garden has exhibited the controversial high-fashion outfits worn by one of Kenya’s hottest bands, Sauti Sol during their performance at season 3 of Coke Studio.

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The exhibition focuses on the style choices of individual fashion agents from four cities at the compass points of the African continent Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa, from designers and stylists to photographers and bloggers.

Museum staff and Africa fashion specialists Hannah Azieb Pool and Helen Jennings visited the cities in summer 2015 to explore their fashion scenes and identify key players.

The exhibition includes a wide range of apparel, from couture to street style alongside images, film and sound evoking the drama, creativity and dynamism of the four distinctive cities.

Highlights include: Nairobi-based brother and sister duo 2Many Siblings, Velma Rossa and Oliver Asike a brother and sister duo curating transitional contemporary African narratives.

2Many Siblings

2Many Siblings

Controversial high-fashion outfits worn by one of Kenya’s hottest bands, Sauti Sol. Garments and accessories associated with The Sartists, a Johannesburg-based creative collective documenting their lives and style in post-apartheid South Africa and Exquisite hand-crafted caftan couture pieces by Casablanca-based designer Zhor Raïs.

I am a journalist, fashion show choreographer, a backstage manager, an actress and the owner of buzzcentral.co.ke. As a journalist, I specifically focus on entertainment and feature writing.

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