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Sapelle – New store launch event 9th September

The Notting Hill Carnival and a certain Hugh Grant film have helped make London’s Portobello Road one of the most famous landmarks in the capital. The road is equally famous for it’s market which dates back to the 1800s. After a complete makeover a few years back, the area now houses some of the …

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Bunny Chow – South African Restaurant Review

Filling bread with hot food, so you ‘eat the plate’ after you complete the main course is nothing new, but Bunny Chow gives this whole way of eating an interesting South African spin. It dates back to hard times in Durban when poor people could not afford cutlery and crockery. Today’s concept …

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Does Momo offer the best Moroccan food in London?

Momo is one of London’s most famous Moroccan restaurants. After a long trip to the African Market in Old Spitalfields, the Africa Fashion team were in need of sustenance and decided to see if the reality of lunch in Momo matched its reputation. The decor is absolutely on point with …

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South Africa’s Fashion Growing Pains

Following a series of articles around the birthday of Nelson Mandela, Africa Fashion takes Sunday afternoon for a moment of reflection on how one of the most successful countries in Africa can find itself facing some of the toughest barriers to growth. Mandela’s legacy presents challenges as well as opportunities. When producing …

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Experience Ethiopian coffee in Central London

Camden market is one of London’s most lively destinations, full to overflowing at the weekend and still very busy from Monday to Friday. There is an extensive outdoor food court and it’s there that Africa Fashion decided to take a break from browsing and sample something rather unusual. Coffee from …

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Does the African fashion industry need leadership?

When it comes to the markets for cars, music or technology – then the major events are easy to pick out, everything is clearly organised on a global scale, very efficient and business like. With African fashion, events seem more localised, the design and production are smaller-scale and often regionalised. How …

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Mosob – Eritrean restaurant reviewed

Listed by Trip Advisor as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for 2014, Mosob has been serving up traditional Eritrean dishes to a West London audience for more than 10 years. Taking advantage of a break in the London rain this summer, Africa Fashion decided to see what all the fuss was …

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Highest GLM ranked African fashion cities

Since people first started wearing clothes, there has been discussion about influence in the world of fashion, but in the past the connections were ill-defined and relied too much on a handful of publications. The advent of the internet has seen the connection between new discoveries and their influence on the global market, come …

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Facebook targets a billion subscribers in Africa

In October 2012, Facebook passed the ‘one billion users a month’ mark. While that is a phenomenal number, Facebook is also a listed company with shares trading on the stock exchange. As such, it has a duty to its shareholders to do its best, expand its business and increase revenues. …

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Kayayei-wear continues to influence high fashion

They say that form follows function. In other words, humans create tools and clothes to deal with a particular problem and the form of the solution naturally follows on. With the head scarf designs of Ghana, the functional element has all but disappeared now that it is seen across the …

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Dawn of major internet fashion shopping in Africa?

Over the past 20 years, travelling to Africa gave you the distinct impression that northern trade centered on the Emirates, West African commerce with Nigeria as its hub and that Sub Saharan trade emanated out from South Africa. Yet, until recently, internet commerce in these countries was relatively low compared to …

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