The name MOO COW comes from a college as a nickname and seemed the natural choice when it came to naming of the company which started in 2002. Whilst the name reflects the designer’s fun approach to fashion, the acid test for any garment leaving the studio has always been “would I wear that”. A guiding principal has always been to address the concerns of the African woman when faced with “got to have” fashion items that don’t quite work on a more curvaceous figure. The collections are targeted at professional women with less than fashion magazine perfect bodies who still appreciate style with a sense of fun in their clothing.
MOO-COW is a designer brand that likes to embrace innovation .The designers are always looking for new materials and new embellishing techniques, experimenting with fabrics and leather, refining the outlook, mood and styling of the classics and coming up with modern cutting edge designs.
Some collections are designed with a social topic in mind,
other collections are commercial. Designs range from fun to elegant, serious to frivolous, but always there is a respect for the materials used. Moo Cow has decisive styling and cut, guaranteed quality finishing and the garments are appreciative of the wearer, who should always feel comfortable and special in our creations.
Moo cow continually works with leather and suede, having a love for the versatility of the material and the products it can be made into. Natural fabrics are also a favorite such as linen and silk, cotton and ramie.
In 2010, Moo Cow opened a gallery layout boutique in Nairobi, opposite Nairobi Hospital doctors plaza , in Silver Springs Hotel in hurlingham,featuring both their designs as well as garments and accessories from other Kenyan designers and artists.
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Fashion Industry Experience
Wambui Njogu is director/designer of Moo-cow and has a degree in fashion design and merchandising. Experience started in the Rag trade in London after which I relocated back to Kenya. In addition to Moo cow, I have worked with niche Brands such as "Birdie design" ( falconry products) as well as worked in the industry for suppliers to firms such as Ivory and Enkarasha ( Kenyan clothing retailers ) as well as consulted for Brand manufacturers such as "Kasuku" ( Kikoi') and"Tinga Tinga" ( T-shirts). I have experience with, leather, ladies woven garments and the jersey stitching and screen printing industry, including sourcing of materials and production facilities in the East African region.
I also consult in show production and produce special event garments s Moo-cow has participated in International trade shows as well as featured in several fashion weeks ( Copenhagen fashion fair, Cape Town fashion week SA, Festival of Fashion and arts FAFA Nairobi) and fashion events such as "Face of Africa".
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In Nairobi, Young fashionistas are mixing print cotton dresses with high waisted leather belts, and styling their hair in feminine swept up Mohawks. The resulting look is stunning when set off by African necklaces and platform heels.
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