Lookbook: Imaatu Debuts ‘Adire Tuntun’ Collection

12th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

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.   “Adire Tuntún” which simply means “New Adire” births a dazzling array of ready to wear pieces and evening gowns, with striking emerald and shadowy patterns.  An homage to…

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Campaign: PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label

31st October 2020 BY checkoutafrica

PeterBlack debuts New 2020 Campaign | The Black Label Budding Nigerian designer, PeterBlack once again pushes its sartorial elegance to the forefront with a 2020 “The Black Label” campaign. Featuring a twofold creation of suits and kaftans, the pieces in the images describe a lifestyle relating to love for classic, timeless and stylish designs made with love and a high…

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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 Ngwenya

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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Kaleidoscope beauty: A fashion enterprise for societal change

10th June 2019 BY Bobby

Showcasing Africa through statement Jewelry Crowned Miss Scuba Kenya, Umutoni Thuku-Benzinge is a young east African visionary on a mission. She aims to create and sustain social impact in sub-Saharan Africa through her enterprise Kaleidoscope Beauty (KB). Supporting her along the way is her little sister, Teta Thuku-Benzinge, who acts as company director. Kaleidoscope Beauty is a brand showcasing the…

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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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From Youtube Clips To Celebrity Designs: The story of Eugene d’wise

8th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Eugene d’wise, fashion designer? People today have a chance to self-make and change their situation, taking with them those around them.  There is a revolution of innovation and self-invention like no other time in history. To keep the revolution going and to inspire, stories of those who take a leap of faith need to be shared. Eugene d’Wise…

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LVMH Prize Finalists Include Two African Designers

4th April 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

“The diversity and richness of the collections presented for the sixth edition of the LVMH Prize this year is a testament to these talented designers, making the decision of our 63 experts incredibly difficult,” noted Delphine Arnault on the LVMH Prize. Last week on Wednesday the 27th of March history was made yet again, LVMH announced the names of the…

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The Bellafricana Verified Tribe – Gbemmy Johnson

3rd April 2019 BY BellAfricana

Hi there amazing reader! I know it has been a loooong time since we talked about the fabulous members of the Bellafricana verified family, so I decided to bring you some amazing insight on the delectable Gbemmy Johnson of Oeclat today. Gbemmy Johnson is the brain behind OEclat Designs – a dynamic brand creating beautiful and affordable handcrafted totes, clutches,…

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