#Monrovia, #Liberia through the eyes of artist François Beaurain: http://www.fbeaurain.com/

#Monrovia, #Liberia through the eyes of artist François Beaurain: http://www.fbeaurain.com/

rise and illuminate, y’all! tea, anyone? (via @inna_heights) #gisenyi #rubavu #my250 

rise and illuminate, y’all! tea, anyone? (via @inna_heights) #gisenyi #rubavu #my250 

Ode to Style: Meet the ‘Afro-Dandies’
The dandy look has long been associated with the style of the quintessential gentleman. It’s elegant and sophisticated with sharp lines and immaculately tailored suits. But certain gentlemen in various parts of Africa have now taken the look to the next level.
These dapper dressers can often be seen strutting down the streets of Kinshasa or Brazzaville, as is the case with the Congo’s “sapeurs.”And now, thanks to up-and-coming “Afro-dandy” designer Matthew Rugamba, the look has also emerged in the Rwandan capital of Kigali — but with a more local twist.
Classy and elegant, Rugamba’s label House of Tayo combines bold African patterns and textures with western accessories to produce wax-print bow ties, colorful pocket squares and infinite scarfs for “Afro-dandies” in Rwanda and beyond.
We sat down with sartorially chic Rugamba to chat all things dandy: how to get the look; African influences; style icons and who he’d most like to see don his designs.
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Ode to Style: Meet the ‘Afro-Dandies’

The dandy look has long been associated with the style of the quintessential gentleman. It’s elegant and sophisticated with sharp lines and immaculately tailored suits. But certain gentlemen in various parts of Africa have now taken the look to the next level.

These dapper dressers can often be seen strutting down the streets of Kinshasa or Brazzaville, as is the case with the Congo’s “sapeurs.”And now, thanks to up-and-coming “Afro-dandy” designer Matthew Rugamba, the look has also emerged in the Rwandan capital of Kigali — but with a more local twist.

Classy and elegant, Rugamba’s label House of Tayo combines bold African patterns and textures with western accessories to produce wax-print bow ties, colorful pocket squares and infinite scarfs for “Afro-dandies” in Rwanda and beyond.

We sat down with sartorially chic Rugamba to chat all things dandy: how to get the look; African influences; style icons and who he’d most like to see don his designs.

Read More on CNN

catch @houseoftayo on CNN’s African Start-Up @cnnafricanstart airing today at 1100 ET, 1500 GMT, 1700 CET

we captured some behind-the-scenes moments of awesome.

#HouseOfTayo #Rwanda #my250 #AfricanFashion #CNN #Entrepreneur

illume on the move. #herewego #illumeonthemove #milestones  (at Illume Creative Studio, Nyarutarama)

illume on the move. #herewego #illumeonthemove #milestones (at Illume Creative Studio, Nyarutarama)