Tag Archives: Fashion

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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FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 18-24th April

Fashion Revolution is back for a third year from 18-24th April, calling for greater transparency in the global fashion supply chain. Celebrating those on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion. Fashion Revolution is composed of key figures from the fashion industry and beyond: industry …

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Spring/Summer trends for fashionistas and stylistas

Right now, London’s weather hardly inspires anyone to look beyond their winter wardrobe but – technically – Spring is here. It officially started on 1st March, but was marked by a combination of damp conditions and the weatherman warning that temperatures will dip close to zero next week. Forecasters are predicting …

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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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Threads Around The Web

Whatever your style or tradition at Christmas time, one thing is for certain: It is the perfect reason to invest in a new outfit, am I right ladies? For this set of recommendations, I’m joined by the extremely talented and stylish Yolanta. We’ve put together, three outfits for Africa Fashion’s new ‘Threads …

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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 – Zimbabwe’s House of Mucha

LinDi Mucha is founder and creative director of  fashion label House of Mucha. Now based in Hertfordshire, Zimbabwe born LinDi has always had a passion for Afrocentric wear since her teen years. “I first got into art design whilst in law school”, she said. “Now I’m planning to study Fashion …

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Designer Focus – KZN Fashion Council

Here at Africa Fashion, we are firm believers in commerce over charity. Naturally there are times when we all need to pull together to help fellow humans in a difficult spot, but – in the long term – there’s nothing stronger than a genuine economic uplift in a region to help …

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Designer Focus – Tangerine

Tangerine is a ready-to-wear, couture brand based in Abuja, Nigeria. The brand has a reputation for designing timeless, simple and elegant pieces. Creative director Ibee Egbuson quit her 9-to-5 job 4 years ago to pursue a career in the Fashion industry.  If you want to embrace vibrant colours and ditch the …

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OPEN THE GATE FESTIVAL ~ SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2015

The 6th of June 2015, cultural organisation Open The Gate celebrates its 6th Anniversary with a whole day of cultural entertainment, alongside their renowned African Market.  Open The Gate Festival welcomes an array of live music & story telling acts from Ghana, Somalia, Mozambique Sierra Leone, Mexico and beyond. Take part in …

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