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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Akon Wants African Actors to be Cast in Coming to America 2

16th April 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Can you believe the fact that it has been over three decades since Coming to America first hit our screens in 1988? An entire 13 years before I was even born. I feel like I’m a little too young to appreciate films like this but these are my favourite, black films from the ’90s, late ’80s and early 2000s will…

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Afro Nation Festival is Making Its Way to Ghana

11th April 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Didn’t manage to get a ticket to Afronation Portugal this year? Well, I have some good news for you, the festival is coming to the home of the infamous azonto. Ghana’s stunning coastline which stretches 560km, with white sandy beaches that hug the Atlantic Ocean and average daily temperatures of 30°C is set to host the 2nd Afronation festival of the…

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Industrie Africa: The Digital Answer to a Traditional Showroom

1st March 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Industrie Africa is the answer to all of our problems. For years I have struggled to find good quality, talented African fashion brands that were more than just wax print motifs. Everyone knows that there is more to African Fashion than just Ankara print designs which is what Industrie Africa is trying to show the world. Named the “Wikipedia of African…

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Ebun Oladoye X Yomi Casual Collaborates for Afrocalypso Collection

17th January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Emerging fashion brand Ebun Oladoye and ace designer Yomi Casual have lifted the veil on their collection termed Afrocalypso, highlighting different designs made with the indigo-dyed fabric called Adire. Shot by Ayo Alasi, the cast of the brands collaborative includes Yomi Makun of Yomi Casual and Nollywood actress/TV host Bridget Chigbufue modeling the unisex pieces. The Adire fabric which is…

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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…

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VADA, True South African Fashion Slayage

28th July 2017 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

“There’s a huge market here especially for African millennial women who are buying more into brands and companies that are supporting the growth of our continent.” – Kamara Sivada. Social media is playing a major part in a lot of brands being well known and their presence across different countries, and the brand I recently became acquainted with proves that.…

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Craig Zoowie, Luxury Event Designer And Fashion Maven

8th June 2017 BY checkoutafrica

‘I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am very aware, in some sense, their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people.’ – Tom Ford. A favorite quote to one of Zimbabwe’s most sought after Luxury Event Designer and Fashion Maven. Craig Zoowie…

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“Pidgin English” A newcomer In The Arena Of Streetwear Inspired By African Culture

2nd October 2015 BY checkoutafrica

  As a newcomer in the arena of streetwear inspired by African culture and influences the brand Pidgin English stands to strike a chord within the African diaspora. With such an intriguing name you can’t help but want to know more about the brand or be reminded of your favorite Pidgin phrase you use in your everyday lingo. The brand…

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