Chepkemboi Mang’ira: A Marriage of Fashion and Culture

Courtesy of El Photographia
Courtesy of El Photographia

By Elaine Pirozzi

Chepkemboi Mang’ira has always had a passion for fashion. Even as a young child growing up in Kenya, she knew that fashion would somehow play a role in whatever career she chose. “When I was ten, my parents brought home a book on ancient Egypt. I was mesmerized by it and swore I’d become an archeologist — but of course a very fashionable one,” she laughs. While she no longer plans to become a Fashionable Archeologist, she has found a way to marry her fascination of ancient cultures and artifacts with her love of fashion. And, in most respects, fashion has indeed influenced every choice she’s made. (more…)