Talent

Five years after Westwood’s Kenyan concept

Around five years ago, fashion icon Vivienne Westwood was powering forward with a new concept: Ethical Fashion Africa. Now, as the final plans are being made for the big shows for Spring/Summer 2016, Africa Fashion takes a look at her original idea and why there are so many more possibilities …

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Promise of a new kind of West African styling

Fashion isn’t only about the catwalk and internationally famous designers. The next generation of influencers is all around us, waiting for their opportunity to shine. Africa Fashion looks to one young Nigerian stylist in London who promises more to follow. Promise Bakare was born 21 years ago in the Delta …

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Paledi Segapo brings body hugging lines from South Africa

So many brands come to the fore based exclusively on their founder’s ability to design lines that are attractive to the eye. Paledi Segapo also brings a Master of Business Leadership degree from South Africa, where his final dissertation was on ‘Growth strategies within fashion enterprises’. And it looks as though …

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Ugandans keeping it real in Africa

When your personnel are Ugandan, your ideas are Ugandan and you work hard to ensure all your raw materials are sourced in Africa, then your fashion brand really is doing all it can for the continent. That’s exactly the approach that Definition Africa has chosen. Definition Africa is a design …

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Fashionable Bird takes flight from Dar es Salaam

Inspired by the Afropolitan movement that is gaining momentum across the planet, Eskado Bird is a lifestyle and fashion brand that is based in (and emanates out from) Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania.  “People who choose my clothes must have a little of the peacock inside them”, says …

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African Fashion Guide showcases Ghanaian talent

With a mission to support and encourage individual economies through fashion, the African Fashion Guide showcases some of the brightest and best new talents that the continent has to offer. The spotlight has just fallen on Ghanaian brand Bestow Elan. According to the brand’s site, Bestow Elan is based on …

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Oluchi – Queen of Africa’s Next Top Model panel

After entering the ‘Face of Africa’ competition at 17 years old, Oluchi Orlandi was thrust from a quiet Lagos-life as the daughter of a nurse, into the multi-national world of modelling in New York – where she still lives today.  In 2008, her life turned full circle as a $50,000 contract …

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Africa’s Next Top Model 2015

While America’s Next Top Model has taken on a life of it’s own on the global stage, the search for a model across the 55 countries that make up Africa has been slower. Season one finished in 2013 and the winner, Aamito, from Uganda has gone on to have a …

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