When Lupita Nyong’o, an Oscar award winner, graced the red carpet in US three years ago, the focus was on her one-shoulder dress which was paired with a Sh350,000 Chesneau Heltzel python leather box clutch. The timeless python skin bag was made in Kenya and Rudolf Heltzel, a world renowned fashion house from Ireland bejewelled it.
Later that year, Michelle Dockery, another actress and singer donned a similar clutch. Only 12 pieces were made and they sold out fast.
Kenya has had many moments in the high-fashion sun with designers showcasing on international runways and now made-in-Kenya bags that have a hint of the wild are finding space in international luxury shops and creating a celebrity gold rush. Read more. Source | Business Daily