Keniya-X designs aim to be ‘culture shifting’
Godfrey Mensah’s Keniya-X collection proves mixing and matching is still in style. The intricately deconstructed collection boldly incorporates army earth tones and tribal prints – casual wear for the stylish male.
Keniya-X combines different attires such as jackets, coats, jumpsuits, shirts and even ponchos in perfect harmony to create a cohesive collection. Mensah describes the collection as a balance of both high fashion and street wear.
“It’s a brand that’s focused on culture shifting and taking the street element and making it more high fashion,” he explains, during Toronto Men’s Fashion Week.
Toronto Men’s Fashion Week supports emerging designers by providing a mainstream platform to display and gain exposure for their work. For Mensah, the preparation process and having the models walking on the runway wearing his designs is a dream come true.
“It’s something that we definitely thought and wanted to do since we started the brand. For that opportunity to actually happen was really good,” says Mensah. “We definitely enjoyed the preparation and being able to present our collection.”
According to Mensah, the brand has been created to appeal to a man’s inner youth. Making classic pieces with an edgy twist is the aim for the collection.
“Keniya-X creates storylines or collections that are based on ecstatically deconstructed pieces,” he says.
Photos By. Fitzroy Facey // © Urbanology Magazine