Fashion designer Denito Buffer has a ring to his look and is enviably one of the well-dressed gents in town. He invites Manuel Ntoyai to unravel his fashion sense and aspirations in the art
Describe your style.
My style is simply trendy. I love how fashion evolves. I keep retouching my closet , so I’m never behind on trends.
Who are some of the celebrities you have dressed?
I have glammed many East African celebrities such as Kidis the Jembe, Dazlah Kiduche, Femione, Youngdee, Aslay Isihaka, Timmy Tdat, Sagodizo, Visita, Majirani, Duflah and more.
That’s quite a list. Whom have you always wanted to dress?
I would like to dress prominent leaders of our nation including his Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?
I have grand respect for Swank Jerry, the top ranked Nigerian designer. The guy rocks simple , but classy outfits.
What are some of your current fashion obsessions?
Camouflage outfits are my latest thing. The designs are unique and vogue.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is about expressing your identity. Showing someone who you are through your fashion choices.
How would you define Nairobians’ fashion?
It is monotonous. Once a new trend is noted, everyone will rock it making it so boring. We need to be innovative and distinct in our looks.
Your outfit isn’t complete without?
A ring on my finger. It is a tiny circle, but makes a notable statement.
If you would only wear one colour for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would dress-binge on blue. My wardrobe is full of blue attires. It is a cool colour.
Your favourite jewellery?
Silver chains are my blings. They always work on my style to bring out the swag and classy flash.
Loyal to which designer?
Trust Aleks Musika to pull off well-fitted suits.He always comes up with unique and fashion stuff.
You will never miss me in a designer pair. They complement my style.
What are your three fashion essentials all year?
Sneakers, jeans and T-shirt.
You wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without?
A ring. My style is unfinished without it.
You have the hardest time getting dressed for?
A fashion event. It is always difficult for me because I always want to standout.
The accessory you can’t live without is?
A belt. No one should ever go without one.
The fashion trend you absolutely hate?
Ragged pants and T-shirts should be banned. They are over done.