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The Rise of Adwoa Aboah

Smouldering red lipstick, the headscarf, the bleached eye brows, the shimmering metallic eyeshadow in transcending shades of blue – anybody would be forgiven to think they’ve stumbled across a special collector’s issue of a vintage Italian Vogue, but the model in question is Adwoa Aboah and the decision to grace …

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AFROPUNK – A Carnival of Consciousness

AFROPUNK’S UK debut arrived on a warm September Saturday afternoon at Alexandra Palace in North London. From the initial announcement of the event it had everyone talking in the music industry and beyond. From the original headline act M.I.A being dropped, [following the outrage caused by her comments on the Black Lives Matter …

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Shantel shares her MamMaw fashion journey

At 14, Shantel MamMaw got her first sewing machine and began making outfits for her friends to wear at Carnival. Shantel’s brand, MAM-MAW, now offers a range of stylish and unique designs with a strong African theme – including Ankara, Kente and other traditional fabrics. Everything she sells is envisioned …

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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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Christie Brown – designs straight out of Ghana

Founded in 2008, Christie Brown is a Ghanaian based luxury women’s fashion brand that aims is to satisfy the stylish urge of “that modern woman who seeks a true taste of Africa”. PICHULIK founded in 2012, is inspired by ”the intimate relationship women have with jewellery”. This gorgeous mustard yellow peplum blouse and pencil …

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Threads Around The Web – ASOS Africa

With over 80,000 branded and specialist items available through its online store, ASOS is one of the busiest fashion hubs on the web today. Seven years ago it partnered with SOKO, a socially responsible clothing manufacturer from Kenya, to create ASOS Africa. Produced in Kenya’s Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary, SOKO provides employment to underprivileged communities, supports female …

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AfNTM Where are they now – Cheandre van Blerk

Where did it all start? Within the modelling industry, competition is stiff. Africa’s Next top model is a great competition as it assists in bringing in new models wishing to break into the industry. Cheandre van Blerk was originally from Johannesburg, and was one of three South African girls to …

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Kampala Fair and Selfi – perfect for cocktail hour

Are you wishing you were on a Caribbean island sipping a cold cocktail, instead of experiencing 13 degrees or less of cold weather? If so this Ugandan made, Pencil shift dress by Kampala Fair, from Sapelle  at £38.00 is just what the doctor ordered. Classically cut, figure flattering and vibrant bringing …

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