Sauti sol, Kenyans renowned Afro-pop band is not only taking over the international music industry by storm but also seemingly conquering the fashion world.
In an exhibition dubbed, Fashion Cities Africa, Sauti sol’s fashion style was showcased at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery- south east of England.
In 2015, their distinctively contemporary sense of style was initially put on the spot light and questioned during the Coke Studio performance.
The mannequins on display at the exhibition where dressed similarly as how the all-boy band was dressed during the Coke studio Africa sizzling performance with Yemi Alade.
Photo: Sauti Sol alongside Yemi Alade at the Coke Studio Africa 2015.
“These outfits were somewhat controversial when worn by Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol during their Coke Studio performance in 2015. But why? To see the outfits in the flesh and find out why they caused a stir, come along to #FashionCitiesAfrica at Brighton Museum,” read the Brighton Museum post on Instagram.
An ecstatic Bien Baraza comment on the post saying “My bedsheets made it to the UK”.
Photo: Sauti Sol mannequins at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Focusing on four focal cities at the African continent (Casablanca, Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg), Fashion Cities Africa seeks to find out distinguishing aspects of fashion and style.
In summer 2015, Museum staff and Africa fashion specialists Hannah Azieb Pool and Helen Jennings toured the African cities to explore their rich fashion scenes and the “Key players”’.
Sauti sol took to social Media to express their token of appreciation:
“We’re super honored to have our picture and style featured on the #FashionCitiesAfrica exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. This is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion. We wore the outfits last year during our#CokeStudioAfrica performance with@yemialade.”