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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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Go and see Fashion Cities Africa in Brighton this April

Last summer, Africa Fashion met with Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art at the Royal Pavilion & Museums in Brighton. She had just returned from Nairobi in Kenya and was preparing her part of a unique new exhibit that goes live this month. this will be the first major UK exhibition dedicated …

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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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Soweto Fashion Show Kicks Off

Since it was founded in 2011 by Stephen Manzini, the Soweto Fashion Show has become an increasingly important date in the African fashion diary. Its aim is clear: To promote local design talent to the world stage – and it’s succeeding. Africa Fashion takes a look behind the scenes of …

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