Mary Musau. Co-founder of Zizi Africa, where love meets design, culture falls in love with modernism and a new era, powered by our heritage, is born. Functional fashion. Handcrafted leather goods. Made in Kenya. Available in stores.
What is your definition of bold?
Not afraid to stand out and break the rules set by society.
How would you describe yourself in one word?
What would your superpower be?
Which words or phrases do you overuse?
What is your star sign?
What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Describe your brand.
Describe your overall style.
Zizi bags and accessories are eye-catching, contemporary and versatile.
Out of all your collections, which has been your favorite to design?
The collection we are working on now is my favorite as we are exploring places and materials from different parts of the continent - and meeting great people!
Are there any elements that you carry through all your designs?
All the materials used on our bags are sourced and made in Africa, we also deliberately work with young people who are supporting themselves through their amazing crafts and skills.
What is your least favorite part of being self-employed?
Not knowing if the path you’re on is the right one, and feeling like you are not doing enough.
What are your current favorite fashion trends?
Over-sized bags and bold clashing colors.
Choker, available at Bold Kampala and Kigali.