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Will Enninful drive to launch Vogue Africa in 2018?

You can trust Naomi Campbell to kick off a conversation like no other model. As an established brand, Vogue will want solid market research before opening up fresh versions of itself into new markets. Having launched Vogue Arabia in 2016, will the appointment of Edward Enninful to run Vogue UK lead …

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London Modest Fashion Week at the Saatchi Gallery

Women with a love for modest fashion are calmly ignoring the swirl of political discussion – choosing to focus instead on creativity and innovation. The focal point for modest fashion this year will be the Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road in Chelsea. This will be the first ever London …

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Tales of Africa Event on 28th October

Kicking off an entire weekend of celebration for all things African, Brighton Museum will be hosting ‘Passion For Fashion: An Evening of Tales from Africa’ on Friday 28th October. This is a great opportunity to visit the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition and to really get a feel for African fashion, …

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Ethiopian artist gives Beyoncé a splash of African colour

Wherever she goes, Beyoncé courts controversy. Most of it is caused by the way this strong, successful black woman favours long, straight, light coloured hair – and the fact that companies like L’Oreal and Clairol have a long history of lightening models when post-processing images. So what happens when digital manipulation is …

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Ivory Coast fashion industry in ‘Launch Mode’

In the 2 weeks following Beyonce’s half time performance of Formation at the 50th Superbowl, the video was viewed online more than 60 million times and has caused a worldwide sensation. It featured work by Ivorian designer Loza Maléombho and you can expect to feel much more influence from her homeland in the near …

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