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Young African Designer Models His Clothes on the Past

A young African fashion designer is putting a modern twist on men’s clothing styles from the 1960’s. Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Rugamba got his start in fashion trying to modernize the traditional “kitenge” loincloth common across East Africa. At his House of Tayo in Kigali, the Rwanda designer has expanded into African outfits and accessories with a contemporary twist. Rugamba said he is inspired by the looks of the 1960's and the era of African independence, especially the...

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