‘I’m redefining African fashion’

Kenneth Ize , a local fashion designer, puts in so much energy in his works. Speaking on how he makes a busy schedule work by enthusiastically embracing multi-tasking, he told CNN Style: “As a younger brand and as a millennial, I am in the space to do more things … and not have anybody (telling me)Continue reading “‘I’m redefining African fashion’”

CELEBRATING NIGERIAN FASHION

Nigeria is one of the most celebrated countries when it comes to fashion, simply because Nigerians take pride in their culture and fuse it with modern wear to create extraordinary looks. Unlike other African countries where African wear is usually reserved for special occasions, in Nigeria, every day is Africa day. Here are 3 reason whyContinue reading “CELEBRATING NIGERIAN FASHION”

Sunlight Partners with Lagos Fashion Week 2019 & Supports Young Designers to Foster Women Empowerment

Being a brand today must be more than just what one sells. In a world where hunger, poverty and socio-political problems still exist, a brand becomes a voice that stands for something. A brand that has not only revolutionized the detergent industry but also, made the cause of women empowerment their priority. Sunlight is one ofContinue reading “Sunlight Partners with Lagos Fashion Week 2019 & Supports Young Designers to Foster Women Empowerment”

Celebrate The Beauty Of Africa

Talented Nigerian-born designer’s catwalk show is returning to Liverpool for the second year running, with exciting input from ‘African fashion king’ Adebayo Jones THE LARGEST African fashion event in the North West is back, promising to be even bigger and better this year. PAFASH – Passion for African Fashion – is the brainchild of Nigerian-bornContinue reading “Celebrate The Beauty Of Africa”

The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion ‘Tribal’

“Design is my tool for telling stories about my home.” While Rwandan designer Matthew Rugamba doesn’t believe African textilesshould be limited to African designers and brands, it does irritate him, he said, when designers draw inspiration from different African cultures, using African textiles and then employing phrases like “tribal” to describe them. “Some of the patterns and colorsContinue reading “The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion ‘Tribal’”

African inspired designs mark show

Soweto’s first premium mega-entertainment spot, Zone6 Venue, opened its doors for the Soweto Fashion Week which started on Thursday with a preview showcase of American fashion designer Clavone Leonard as well as local designers Freshwear and Nico Style. With the futuristic cowhide print as the theme for the 2019 A/W season, Soweto Fashion Week sees over 20Continue reading “African inspired designs mark show”

Africa Top 10 Lifestyle & Travel News

How ‘Made in Rwanda’ is Breathing LIfe into Kigali’s Fashion Scene  Through a mix of government support and Internet exposure, Rwanda’s fashion industry – and economy as a whole – is gaining momentum and putting Kigali on the world’s fashion map. At first glance, Matthew Rugamba’s big break was the result of pure serendipity. SinceContinue reading “Africa Top 10 Lifestyle & Travel News”

Meet The Online Concept Store Carrying Celebrities’ Favorite African Designer Brands

One of the beauties of e-commerce is that you can shop from anywhere in the world and while you think this leaves consumers with varying closets, people end up having similar looks all the time. Despite online retailers copying one another and focusing on all the same trends, they’re selling out faster than ever. Young entrepreneur Amira Rasool is finally breaking this uninspiring fashion cycleContinue reading “Meet The Online Concept Store Carrying Celebrities’ Favorite African Designer Brands”

Lomé, the new African fashion capital

When it comes to fashion, a wave of change is washing over the African continent. Young Togolese designer Jacques Logoh has been running Lomé’s International Fashion Festival (FIMO) for six years now. He’s aiming to establish a yearly meet-up for African designers. This pan-African approach to the fashion industry is seen as an economic strengthContinue reading “Lomé, the new African fashion capital”

H&M Unveils First African Collaboration

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter gave Johannesburg-based fashion designer Palesa Mokubung her stamp of approval last year; the collab collection will drop on Aug. 15. Just days before her 38th birthday, South African designer Palesa Mokubung was confirmed as the first African designer to collaborate with Swedish fashion giant H&M. Mokubung will make history this AugustContinue reading “H&M Unveils First African Collaboration”