Nigerian footwear designer Kene Rapu has just announced a new collection from her eponymous brand, titled “SlippersForHIM” and designed in collaboration with up and coming Lagos-based artist, Yasser.
The new Resort’15 range includes a luxury line up of handmade leather slippers and sandals for men, with each piece carefully crafted by local artisans in Nigeria, using materials sourced from local markets – an authentic touch to the brand which seeks to put comfortable and cool, fashionable footwear that promotes African heritage yet appeals to a global audience.
“I have admired the Kene Rapu brand for championing such an initiative: promoting the local industry. I have always followed the brand from its early days, and watched it grow.
After I saw the initial mens line, I saw an opportunity to create something high end, cool and contemporary, that would resonate with men of different generations. With the new line, I wanted to create a luxe selection of slippers that are stylish, cozy and smart-casual at the same time.”
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