Washington, D.C. native Kenny Allen, has been into fashion as far back as he can recall.
A singer/songwriter/music producer, by trade, Allen has travelled the world performing and recording music since his matriculation from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1995.
In 2005, he was given the chance to perform at Addis Ababa’s Harlem Jazz club; his initial contract was for 6 -months. Nine years later, Allen is a resident of Ethiopia and has become a fixture in the country’s media and entertainment scene, including a successful stint hosting a prime time radio show on the first English Radio station, and acting in film and TV productions.
Kenny Allen's latest venture, undkǝn, is a colorful representation of his take on the world's most watched continent on the rise.
Each bag is handmade, locally sourced, and no material goes to waste. The launch of this line of bags was on December 1, 2013 in Addis Ababa, followed by the launching of the website, www.undken.com
The undkǝn brand has undergone a significant research and development period and has extensive plans to expand the product range from African inspired men’'s wear to women's purses and bags and women’s couture wear.
We invite strongly encourage you to feel the vibrance of und kǝn, join the undkǝn family and be a part of a movement that seeks to bridge cultural gaps combining indigenous textiles for a look of African originality.