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Amid Covid-19 pandemic, snazzy face mask fashion reaches Kenya’s Nairobi

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Most of us have accepted COVID-19 face masks as an inconvenient, albeit crucial, security measure. For the style conscious like James Maina Mwangi, nonetheless, they’re an unmissable fashion alternative.

Mwangi’s brightly colored fits and hats made him stand out even on the busy streets of Nairobi’s Umoja neighbourhood, the place no one ever appears to sleep.

Since the pandemic hit and Kenya made face masks obligatory, his outfits have turn into much more eye-catching. This week, the 59-year-old jack of all trades modelled his assortment of face masks for Reuters.

Kenyan fashionista James Maina Mwangi walks alongside a avenue as he shows his apparel comprising at the very least 160 fits with matching equipment together with a mask to stop the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) an infection, close to his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020.
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“Men knew how to wear clothes in black, brown, grey or dark blue. Those were men’s colours,” he advised Reuters whereas sporting a brilliant yellow swimsuit with matching hat and face mask. “God gave me wisdom and showed me all the different colours I can wear to be different from everybody else.”

Mwangi, who dropped out of college at 12 as a result of he couldn’t pay the charges, stated he solely had one shirt when he was a toddler, which he would wash it each day and placed on nonetheless damp.

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People would chortle at him, however he promised himself that “one day I will be a star.”

James Maina Mwangi poses for a photograph as he displays his attire comprising at least 160 suits with matching accessories including a mask to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020.

James Maina Mwangi poses for {a photograph} as he shows his apparel comprising at the very least 160 fits with matching equipment together with a mask to stop the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) an infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020.
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He now has about 160 fits, over 200 pairs of sneakers, and 300 hats in colors starting from saffron yellow to grass inexperienced, scarlet and plum. Mwangi stated his garments drew curiosity, then admirers when he first began sporting them 25 years in the past.

“Now you can see me wearing all kinds of colours,” he stated.

Mwangi, who earns a residing as a jack of all trades, says he lends his fits to members of his church and avenue youngsters who want them.

A combination picture shows Kenyan fashionista James Maina Mwangi posing as he displays his attire comprising at least 160 suits with matching accessories including a mask to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020.

A mix image reveals Kenyan fashionista James Maina Mwangi posing as he shows his apparel comprising at the very least 160 fits with matching equipment together with a mask to stop the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) an infection at his residence in Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2020.
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“Things have become harder now because of COVID-19. This country has no money,” he stated.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.)

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