Fashion

Bringing The Change: A Kenyan High-Flyer Returns To Find Gold In Raw Leather 

By Anne Ndung’u, bird story agency Walking away from a well-paying international job to uncertainty isn't easy, but former World Bank economic consultant Chebet Mutai did just that after she decided she could do more to help her continent, at home.  On an early...

Xtacy Conspired Presents Feature.21 Collection

Fashion brand Xtacy Conspired is making a louder statement with their latest collection tagged Feature.21. The timeless appeal and tailoring elements echo the focal point of casual menswear with a merge of edgy style, vintage retro, and modern-day aesthetics....

Patches & Blings: Jurio Luti’s 2021 Black Tie Collection For His and Hers

https://youtu.be/2A9zMZyhKiw Jurio Luti is bending fashion rules by introducing a collection featuring a mix of men’s suits and women’s evening dresses tagged Patches & Blings. The Nigerian fashion brand thought about creating a collection with matching outfits...

Lookbook: Imaatu Debuts ‘Adire Tuntun’ Collection

Imaatu Debuts ‘Adire Tuntun’ Collection Top fashion brand Imaatu has lifted the veil on their fall/winter collection titled “Adire Tuntun”.  Highlighting the indigo-dyed pattern, originated in Nigeria, which is the primary drive of the collection.  ...

THE BIG FLEX👟 amplifying Sierra Leone’s Visibility 🇸🇱

“Being Sierra Leonean is such a flex” “Being Sierra Leonean is such a flex” The above quote, tweeted innocently by young Sierra Leonean, @keziat, on the 15th of March 2020, has been the most iconic tweet on Sierra Leone Twitter (#SaloneTwitter) in 2020. No one...

Kenneth Ize makes his PFW debut

A few months I spoke about the fashion phenomenon that is Kenneth Ize and the fact that he was among the finalists for the LVMH prize in 2019, well now I am back again to speak about this incredible man and how he has made history yet again at Paris Fashion Week by...

BIDHAAR x CHECKOUT AFRICA T-Shirt Competition: Bringing Africa Together Through Art.

The recent Xenophobic attacks in South Africa against nationals from other African countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and much more inspired this BIDHAAR and CHECKOUT AFRICA T-Shirt design competition. So, you may be wondering what is Xenophobia? It means...

Mowalola Ogunlesi Is The Nigerian Designer Selected To Style The New Barbie Doll

One of the six designers chosen to style the iconic doll, British Vogue has commissioned Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi to dress the Barbie Doll in her own signature style. Already revered in the fashion scene, Mowalola boasts an impressive CV that includes one...

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

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...

5 Ways African Fashion Has Inspired Mainstream Fashion

For decades, if not centuries African fashion has been the root of inspiration for numerous Western brands and fashion trends. I mean it's pretty evident considering the topic of cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation on African fashion has been a hot subject...