Tag Archives: Fashion

Wrap up in style with mille collines

Brand Focus: mille collines While on a trip to Rwanda in 2008, an introduction to local dressmaker Antoinette, inspired fashion designers Marc Oliver and Ines Cuatrecasas to move to Kigali. It was there that they developed their first collection, in partnership with Antoinette. A year later, mille collines was born …

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Africa On Silk with Eki Orlean’s London

Silk, a sensuous fabric not just for valentines, and although Feb the 14th was the inspiration for today’s ‘Threads Around the Web’, the real focus is brand Eki Orlean’s. Eki means the centre of attraction, and if it’s attraction you’re after, then award winning designer Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans can help you with that!

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Just Blazing through the holidays with Kente trim

Brand Focus: RuvaAfricWear – A brand that’s blossomed since 2015, with a range of products to wear & cherish. ‘Ruva’ means Flower, deriving from the Bantu languages, native to the Shona people from Zimbabwe – but for those of you from or familiar with Zimbabwe, of course you’ll already know …

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Sporty autumn looks – light and fun

Brand Focus: RolaReefa is combines comfort and casual clothing for men & women. Describing themselves as the ‘lifestyle destination for conscious consumers’, each piece in the collection represents the hard work of talented young people in Nairobi’s impoverished areas. RolaReefa provides opportunities that allows young people to improve the livelihood …

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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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Chocolate lime with a beige offset

Brand Focus: Sika is inspired by the rich and diverse culture of Ghana, West Africa. Fabrics are selected in local Ghanaian markets and hand-made using natural methods, creating exclusive limited prints. Each piece defines an area in West Africa’s vast textile landscape, using traditional fabrics such as tie dye, batik’s …

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FunkyNchunky with My Asho slacks

Brand focus: My Asho & Funky N Chunky My Asho is a London-based online market place that brings together the best designs from Africa and across the globe, to create a unique shopping experience. The main My Asho site specialises in luxury pieces, while My Asho Market has a reputation for fun, …

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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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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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AfNTM – Remember Nigeria’s Joyce Zi Chidebe?

It is a fact that Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the 8th most populous in the world. Back in 2013 when Joyce  Zi Chidebe from Lagos entered Africa’s Next Top Model (AfNTM) she had high hopes of becoming a supermodel one day. Long after the competition …

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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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