Maison Loulabelle Debuts It’s Metamorphosis Collection At The London Kids Fashion Week 2019

4th March 2019 BY BellAfricana

Maison loulabelle always has something up their sleeves to keep us wanting more! The amazing Afrocentric kids fashion brand just launched it’s newest collection at the London Kids Fashion Week, hosted by Mini Mode. The new collection tagged METAMORPHOSIS! Was literally curated to change EVERYTHING you thought you knew about Afrocentric kid’s fashion. – This collection is designed with no detail spared,…

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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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The Breakdown: Where Does The African Fabric Really Come From?

18th February 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Many Africans would only wear the fabric for special occasions but as times are changing the print is becoming a part of everyday fashion and seeing as the African wax print is becoming more and more mainstream I thought it’d be a good idea to give you guys a little history lesson on the fabric! We all love the African…

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The African Fashion Brands You Need to Know!

3rd February 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

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 influencer in one of the first brands I ever discovered – Grass…

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Black People That Ruled 2018

9th January 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

I don’t know if you noticed but 2018 was an amazing year for black people. We started the year off in true fashion with the release of Black Panther – a film which helped to change the western world’s perceptions of African heritage – one that we have been trying so hard to change for decades! NYFW had its most…

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The Bellafricana Verified Tribe | Stella Essi Byll Duncan

29th August 2018 BY BellAfricana

Stella Byll is simple and elegant with a bias for the African sense of dressing. Her style is typically African with a focus on comfort. Stella Byll is the founder of Bellafricana Verified Afrocentric Bespoke clothing brand, Delavi Couture. Stella Byll is Togolese by birth and a Nigerian by marriage. Her marriage is blessed with two amazing children, and an even more…

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The Bellafricana Verified Tribe | Joseph O. Ike & Olamide E. Akindeinde

27th August 2018 BY BellAfricana

JZO Fashion’s  founding duo – Joseph O. Ike, and Olamide E. Akindeinde are true fashion enthusiasts with a unique perspective on African Fashion, particularly the menswear genre. At JZO, the belief is that African Fashion is not confined to “traditional” definitions, but can also be considered “contemporary”. The brand’s vision is that of a simple, unique, elegant and contemporary style of menswear influenced heavily by…

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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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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…

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