The Wakilisha Collection is a new brand that is making waves in the market for bespoke, high-end suits. With its broad catalogue of varying African Print fabrics, The Wakilisha Collection is dedicated to providing its customers with the finest, most stylish men’s style wear products at highly approachable prices. The brand was launched amid the growing cultural appropriation trend, wishing to deliver authentic, tailor-made suits worthy of representing the vibrant East African culture.
The founders of The Wakilisha Collection are three Kenyans and an American who are committed to creating an all-encompassing catalog of bespoke suits and men’s wear products with exquisite African prints:
“Our mission is to expand the global perception of formal wear to include the bold and colorful prints from East Africa. Our hope is that through this unique and eclectic fashion expedition, we will build a stronger connection between homeland and diaspora communities based on our mutual affection for this clothing art,” said the brand’s founders.
The Wakilisha Collection’s suits are manufactured, sourced, and tailored in Kenya. The company strives to contribute to the local communities and popularize the stunning cultural prints native to the country.
Wakilisha is a Swahili word that means “Represent” in the English language. The origin of the company’s name is rooted in the strong sense of kinship between the founders and their commitment to represent Kenya and its communities. It is also important to the brand that the world alike have an opportunity to share in this representation by purchasing authentic premium African print clothing made in Kenya:
“Through this brand, you will stand out and represent your culture, your heritage, your roots, and much more. And for anyone not personally culturally affiliated, your support for these communities and your contribution against the exploitation and improper appropriation of this print go a long way. You too will be part of the representation.”
The Wakilisha Collection is committed to sharing a piece of Kenyan history with its customers, educating consumers about the different fabrics used to manufacture the bespoke garments. On the brand’s official website, consumers intrigued by African history can learn more about the origins of Maasai, Kikoy, and Kitenge fabrics offered.
The process to order suits or suit separates from The Wakilisha Collection is very simple: one simply has to select a print for purchase, place their order, provide their measurements (either using measurements taken by a tailor or by following the website’s easy self-measure instructions), and submitting. Once an order is finalized, the tailoring of the suit begins and consumers receive their order within 3-5 weeks. To celebrate the launch of the company, The Wakilisha Collection offers free shipping on all orders for a limited time. Everyone has the opportunity to be a part of this unique and stylish trend in men’s fashion.
More information about The Wakilisha Collection products and African Prints is available on the brand’s official website and on their Instagram account at @thewakilishacollection