Carol Pulei at the new Naneulashan Store in Nairobi's Kilimani area.

Celebrated female designer, Carol Pulei has opened a deluxe Men’s Apparel store, known as Naneulashan.

The store located at Adlife Plaza in Kilimani stocks a range of men’s wear brands – from office and casual wear as well as women accessories.

“I am excited to provide men with an alternative,” said Carol, who was contracted to design President Uhuru Kenyatta’s shirt. “We are bringing the fashion experience close to men. Our clients don’t need to go outside the country to purchase their favourites ‘designers’ wear’.

She said catering to the fashion tastes and preferences of the African man is no small fete. “At Naneulashan Apparel we have found what the African man will want in his wardrobe,” Mrs Pulei.

The signature style of the house will mix the latest international trends and local cultures.

Mrs Pulei, described a Naneulashan man as the one who has a busy professional life, wants timeless elegance that does not compromise on quality, comfort and allows versatility. She said the style is casual and more relaxed – away from the day-to-day men and out of the rigid suits that most have to wear every day to work.

The new shop also reflects the clean cut style of the fashion house. The belts fastened across steel bars, bracelets and a few shirts and pairs of trousers folded on the thick frosted glass tables. Alongside the folded clothes and accessories are little notebooks with quirky, inspiring quotes, from famous people.

Mrs Pulei designed the shirt President Uhuru wore when being unveiled as the Jubilee Party presidential candidate. The shirt was the talk of social media, newsrooms and streets.

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Carol, the Kenya Methodist University graduate, has designed clothes for top politicians and famous personalities in the country. Her work not only stands out but also brings the best out of an average figure.

Carol, who lives in Nairobi, studied at Chogoria high school before joining Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) and later went on to start her own fashion company. The mother of two, who is also the CEO of Naneuleshan Apparel also designed Uhuru’s bomber jacket he wore during the launch of the Jubilee Party.



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