‘Growing up, we were never really taught to express ourselves through clothes, we’ve been very conservative … But people are starting to see the value of investing in local designers and local brands.’
Sunny Dolat is a fashion consultant and stylist. Preferring to work with local designers and makers, Dolat is a powerful advocate for Kenya’s fashion industry. As 1/9 of the Nest Collective and director of its Chico Leco programme, he is also committed to finding creative ways to develop its infrastructure.
In styling celebrities like Sauti Sol and in his creative work as part of the Nest Collective, Dolat uses fashion to challenge expectations including ideas around gender-appropriate clothing.