Marian Kwei (formerly Kihogo) is a fashion icon and digital media pioneer who has been hailed an influence on fashion by Italian journalistic agency Consul Press.

Featured by the best in press (over 50 titles) including Vogue, Forbes and The New York, she has been called ‘best dressed‘ by The Guardian and The New York Post, ‘fearless’ by Refinery29 UK and ‘resplendent’ by The Evening Standard.

She graced the first mainstream magazine cover to star social media icons, Company Magazine January 2013.

Media appearances have included E! News, BBC Radio and Swedish Television.

Most recently she is sharing the makings of personal style through beautiful mini high fashion videos as shot and edited by none other than by Keryn-Mae Benjamin who has worked with Swizz Beatz, Zayn Malik, Apple Music, Netflix, Bree Runway and many more. Also involved in the first four videos to be released is makeup artist Anna Maas whose work on these videos ensures that they stand the test of time.

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The first four are inspired by Africa. This is no surprise as Kwei is of Ghanaian heritage and continues to hail Africa as inspiration for her well documented style.

Kwei is inspired by the work of African designers such as BuBu and Co, Soboye, Lisou, Mishanty, Kosyline, H.M.K London, Kifayath and Nkwo. She wears these in the videos. She also adds garments by Bwana Willy a line inspired by Africa and designs and accessories from A.C.E Hackney (A.C.E stands for African Caribbean Emporium). The founder of this boutique also designs the Bwana Willy line.

To these African connected brands she includes By Sara Christie‘s chunky chain jewellery, Daniela Uribe‘s beautiful footwear and Gucci eyewear. Authentic cultural pieces out of  include a Maasai check scarf and a South African hat. 

Kwei seeks to inspire style with these videos. They are released via reels on her Instagram. Follow them at @marian_kwei.

REEL ONE

REEL TWO

REEL THREE 

REEL FOUR