The Rosa Collection By Zivanora Is A Must Have For Every Elegant Woman

19th November 2018 BY BellAfricana

I am not too big on jewelry, but it is very important to me that any piece of jewelry I have to put on, is elegant and has just the right amount of lustre. It is very important to understand how jewelry works with your outfits, as they can either overshadow your entire lool or may be covered by the…


Emerge ALARA – An Award For Young African Creative.

20th July 2018 BY checkoutafrica

ALARA is committed to the discovery, support, growth, and exposure of young creatives in Africa and its diaspora through the Emerge ALARA platform. With a focus on Design, Art, Fashion, and Cuisine, Emerge ALARA aims to select the most promising talent in each discipline. The platform also recognizes the cohort of talent currently at ALÁRA through its fellowship program. Emerge…


The Wild Is Within Me – Yemzi Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear

30th May 2018 BY checkoutafrica

EMERGING BRITISH-NIGERIAN womenswear designer Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade returns to bold, vibrant luxury fabrics for her third YEMZI collection. THE WILD IS WITHIN ME showcases the brands most vibrant prints to date, displayed on signature fine silk fabrics and a new second skin effect silk jersey. The EIGHT look collection with the late 80’s/early 90’s vibe (the era in which the designer…


Is Fashion the latest economic driver in Africa?

9th May 2018 BY Frank Sedzorme-Sosu

It is now commonplace to see the Ankara, Bogolun, Kente and several other fashion fabrics of African origin won by women, men, and especially the youth unlike a decade ago when it was a bit of a challenge to accept it wholly as a fitting design for any occasion. What’s intriguing about these designs is that they are either symbolic…


South African Fashion Blogger, Bobo, On A Mission To Put African Fashion On The Map

23rd January 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Los Angeles, CA – September 2015 – South African fashion blogger, Bobo, dedicated to bringing greater visibility to the African fashion industry, releases her first Ankara fashion editorial with Nigerian designer Mercy1932 in Los Angeles. This Fashion Fiend: A fashion blog ran by South African fashion blogger Bobo, is on a mission to make the fashion industry more inclusive. With…


World-class Talent at South Africa’s Fashion Week

2nd November 2017 BY Nathan Africa

For this year’s  SA fashion week, which took place this past week ending on Saturday the 28th of October;  It was all about world-class African entertainment. All the fashionistas from the stylish celebrities, your favourite Instagram fashion bloggers and entertainment industry giants graced the red carpet. For a world-class African event, it was only fitting that it was hosted at the…


Recap: Africa Fashion Week London

21st September 2017 BY Meli

“Over 5000 visitors, 50+ exhibitioners, 42 catwalk designers & 15 countries represented” Fashion month is here, but while the world is focused on London, Paris and Milan we want throw it back to one of the premier events focused on African Fashion. Setting up for the seventh season, AFWL was held at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden London, a…


There is something about Gracia

1st August 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Meet Gracia Senga, a Congolese fashion and style blogger currently living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gracia shares her personal style and remarkable insights about life on her site, I chose to interview Gracia because her kindness, creativity and sincerity leap off the pages of her blog. There are times that I feel alienated by fashion and clothes that look out of reach…


Africa Fashion Week London 2017

31st July 2017 BY Ivor Moyo

    On the 11th & 12th of August, the Grand Hall at the Freemasons will be transformed into an exhibition of African fashion, allowing visitors to peruse and purchase stunning pieces and unique creations from handpicked designers and brands as well as experience fashion on the catwalk with designers from all over the African continent. The Freemasons’ Hall in…