OP-ED: La Sape Congolaise, The Fashion Makers.

8th August 2019 BY Ivis

La Sape’ is a lifestyle built on a simple set of values: dress sharp, act with integrity and inspire others. A Congolese sapeur is a happy man even if he does not eat, because wearing proper clothes feeds the soul and gives pleasure to the body. The current wave of African artists and creatives is pioneered by creative inspiration that is simply not…

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The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back for Season 9!

20th July 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Africa Fashion Week London 2019 Africa Fashion Week London 2019The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back forSeason 9!Again at the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall, AFWL will host two full days of catwalk shows and exhibition shopping floors in the beautiful venue. Over 100 designers fly in from different parts of the globe every August…

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What has made African Fashion a phenomenon?

4th July 2019 BY Ivis

From my previous blog posts, I’m pretty sure that we can all tell that Africa has influenced western fashion for as long as it has existed. A multitude of African traditions have been used as a rich source of inspiration; Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garcons and many others have been inspired by the…

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What Everyone is Not Telling You About the Dior Resort Show

4th May 2019 BY Ivis

For the last few days, I have been in AWE of the Dior Resort show. I was like YES! Finally, a luxury brand is drawing their attention to the African continent. Yet little did I know they were, in fact, taking advantage of it. How many times are we going to have this conversation on cultural appropriation? Its 2019 and…

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Studio 189 and The Conversation Around African Fashion

4th May 2019 BY Ivis

Rosario Dawson, who co-founded Studio 189, a brand headquartered in Ghana that produces African content and African-inspired clothing, wants to celebrate fashion made in Africa. Studio 189 was founded in 2013 after Dawson and Erwiah took a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their mission is to use Fashion as an agent for Social Change, turning challenges on the ground into…

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My fashion line inspired me to create a world; the story of Joseph ‘Wazal’ Nga

29th April 2019 BY Bobby

THE ORIGINS OF THE “LEGEND OF WAZAL” The legend of Wazal is the brainchild of stylist, Joseph Marie Ayissi Nga. Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 1984, Joseph’s inspiration for sartorial art came from his artist father. After discovering a young Joseph’s talents, his father encouraged him. He taught him technique, discipline, and passed on a passion for creation. Although amazed…

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Kaleidoscope Beauty’s Latest Collection Of Ethical Jewellery Just Launched

26th April 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

The philanthropic jewellery brand, Kaleidoscope Beauty, just released its summer collection on April 22nd exclusively on www.kaleidoscopebeauty.co.uk Kaleidoscope Beauty (KB) is a brand showcasing the beauty of Africa through contemporary, hand-crafted, statement jewellery in the form of chokers, necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, earrings and occasionally some seasonal specials. The e-commerce business, launched online in December 2018 via the company website www.kaleidoscopebeauty.co.uk…

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OP-ED: Why I Agree with Naomi Campbell that Africa Should Guard Its Fashion & Fabrics

11th April 2019 BY Ivis

“Africa should guard its fashion and fabrics jealously to stop the western world coming in and making a fortune from them, Africa needs to keep its fabrics to itself.” – Naomi Campbell The reason I agree with Naomi is solely due to the fact that I feel as though the world is so focused on becoming westernised, and in the process, we are forgetting who…

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EONL’s New Work Wear Collection Is Definitely A Stunner

29th March 2019 BY BellAfricana

Make way! Eyiyemi Olivia Nigeria Limited (EONL) is coming through with some banging work wear pieces for our corporate chic. And as a sharp girl that I am, I decided to give you a sneak peek at some of the amazing pieces in this HOT new collection. EONL is a women’s wear design outfit with a strong bias for The Real…

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