Designers

Explore the colourful world of MaXhosa knitwear

MaXhosa is the luxury knitwear brand which exudes chic, bold and beautiful patterns from traditional Xhosa beadwork symbolism and colours. The man responsible for this captivating brand is Laduma Ngxokolo and  his wearable art is inspired by his wish to recapture a nostalgic element of Xhosa culture that celebrates traditional aesthetics in a modern and stylish way. …

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Vanessa Agyemang launches her Aztec Collection

Today sees the launch of Ghanaian designer Vanessa Agyemang’s latest collection, inspired by the historic cultures of central America. Copper Dust itself is a luxury home decor brand that specialises in bespoke, handmade lampshades and limited edition illustrations. The Aztec Collection provides a dramatic new addition to the Copper Dust catalogue.  …

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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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Salute to Nigerian Independence Day

Salute to Nigerian Independence Day 2015, which marks the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence from British colonial rule, into the territories that form modern-day Nigeria.  So we all know Nigeria’s national colors are green, white and across the world there are a number of events taking place in celebration …

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Designer Focus – José Hendo from Uganda

While the West only seemed to discover recycling and sustainable production over the last couple of decades, many Africans have been doing it naturally, since time began. When it comes to sustainability, there are few products in more abundance or as easy to access as tree bark. José Hendo has made a career from a caring approach to fashion design. We caught up with her at the opening of Sapelle to find out more.

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Handcrafted bags from Sherene Melinda in South Africa

What happens when you take a woman with a unique perspective on bag design and couple that with a strong commercial head and desire to succeed? Sherene Melinda is a South African company, that specialises in all sorts of luxury leather bags – from clutch and crossbody to tote and multiway. We …

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