The following piece is a guide to 18 Nairobi streetwear brands you need to know about if you didn’t already.

Nairobi is one of Africas cultural melting pot with a now very diverse and vibrant creative class , fashion is one in the creative fields that the new gen has tapped into and one category in the fashion realms is taking shape and defining cool for Nairobians , that ‘category’ is streetwear a new art movement within the fashion system.

Inspired by the DIY movement and the ‘snob the establishment’ attitude, there’s no denying that streetwear is now part of the fashion system (no pun). With that in mind, here’s a comprehensive guide to the essential  streetwear brands from Nairobi that all The System Magazine readers should know about. For the already familiar, it’s a chance to reflect on the best of the best. For those less informed, the door’s are about to open to a whole other level of style.

ZOEZI SPORT

Rey Mungai Nairobi

BONKERZ

Bongosawa

Nairobi Apparel District

One Hundred Years

Enda Sportswear

199x Clothing

Gowon X Tayo

Vitimbi

MAZZIWA™

Metamorphisized

ZAIBA

God Is Kenyan

Shake The Tree

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SEASAW888

Linkosiclothing

VAZZI CLOTHING