Abdy Askar is a familiar individual in the Kenyan Fashion scene. He is considered a style icon and fashion influencer. I first came across him online on Facebook, just as Nick Nimrod back in 2012, and I was intrigued by his sense of fashion and style, because it was a cross of urban and dapper. I love someone whose style is versatile and doesn’t necessarily restrict themselves to certain styles and trends.
Abdy Askar has been in the newspapers and his style has been recognized and has even been said to have paved way for Kenyan male street style. He seems to have an ease in what he wears and I can say he is not for simplistic minimalist colour tones and palette as I am. ( I love my blacks and whites, and it doesn’t go against saying that I have very few colourful items in my wardrobe)
Here is a series of questions that I asked him to understand more of his style and fashion choices.
Who is Abdy Askar? Askar is a young fashion icon in Kenya
Do you consider yourself a Fashion Icon/ influencer? Yes. People do compliment my style every single day; on social media even when am walking around minding my own business.
What would you say is your sense of style? Smart casual and casual every day, any day.
What or who inspires your style? Johnny Depp is my fashion inspiration
How does Social Media influence your fashion and style decisions? I like to think of myself as a very trendy person. I keep an eye on what’s happening in the fashion scene in other countries and I appreciate style when it’s fresh.
Sneakers or Dress shoes? Dress Shoes
Sweats or Jeans? Any as long as I match well with other clothing items and accessories.
Current favourite item in your wardrobe? My striped black and white Tom Ford suit
Where do you shop? I do a lot of online shopping, especially Italian brands
Thoughts on Kenyan fashion and style for both men and women? The Kenyan fashion scene is coming up , and people are getting there. Hence the boom of clothing stores and shops opening up in the CBD.
AOB? Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway!
ABDY ASKAR DID YOU KNOW?
Among other awards and recognition, Abdy was twice the best male dresser at Nairobi’s prestigious monthly social event, Blankets and Wine. He was also 254Digital’s number 1 list in the 10 Best Dressed Kenyan Male Personalities!*
Be sure to follow him on his social media pages for that one on one experience and more on his looks and style choices
*retrieved from http://www.waryapost.com/abdy-askar-stylish-man-nairobi/
*images used in the post are from Abdy Askar’s social media and internet.