Fashion

Fashionista Strikes Gold With A Label Fusing Diverse African Cultures

A childhood love for her cultural attire helped spark Edna Dhahabu Karisa's fashion dream and her label, Mijikenda. Then, she started blending local influences with others from Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania. And she's just getting started. By Atieno Odera,...

Lookbook: FreshbyDotun Unveils Man About Town 2022 Collection

Ace Nigerian menswear brand, FreshbyDotun has dropped their latest collection labeled “Man About Town” for the socially active man that loves style and comfort. The artistic and vibrant collection features an exciting variety of uniquely sewn kaftan and agbada designs...

Bold, Intricate And Richly Textured: African Weaving Goes Upmarket

By Seth Onyango, bird story agency From rugs to riches, quite literally, women artisans all over Africa are weaving their way to financial independence – handcrafting intricate products like rugs, baskets and kikoys. And now their works are finding their way onto the...

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...

The African Fashion Brands You Need to Know!

I'm going to be completely honest with you, before 2015 I knew NOTHING about African fashion. I was completely oblivious. I think my love for African fashion was initially an accident (I know it sounds crazy right). I remember I was on Instagram and I came across an...