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Tag Archives: This Is Africa Fashion

Sapelle – New store launch event 9th September

The Notting Hill Carnival and a certain Hugh Grant film have helped make London’s Portobello Road one of the most famous landmarks in the capital. The road is equally famous for it’s market which dates back to the 1800s. After a complete makeover a few years back, the area now houses some of the …

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Model Focus – Jainaba Fofana from Gambia

It’s been a long journey from the market town of Farafenni, near the Gambian border with Senegal, to the London catwalk, but that is the kind of journey that Jainaba Fofana has successfully completed. Africa Fashion managed to catch up with her at a recent charity event, courtesy of the Black Afro …

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Designer Focus – Caroline Beyll

Combining classic 1950’s cuts with modern African prints is a recipe that Caroline Beyll is focused on. Whether it’s the ‘classic Hepburn’ or the ‘Golden Flare’ or ‘Royal Blaze’ – her clothes have an instant classic appeal. “I have designed and created what I truly call beautiful dresses”, says Caroline. “I …

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Designer Focus – Alisha from Congo

The Alisha label is a brand for young and dynamic women. The clothes are very colourful, sporty and designed with an ethnic influence. Named after the founder’s great grandmother, the brand stands for ‘Make Fashion Not War’. A great sentiment given Congo’s recent history. Alisha was founded in 2014 by cousins …

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Bunny Chow – South African Restaurant Review

Filling bread with hot food, so you ‘eat the plate’ after you complete the main course is nothing new, but Bunny Chow gives this whole way of eating an interesting South African spin. It dates back to hard times in Durban when poor people could not afford cutlery and crockery. Today’s concept …

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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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Interview with Kamari Ademiluyi Co-Founder of AFWL

From humble beginnings just 5 years ago, Africa Fashion Week London 2015 occupied an entire hall at London’s famous Olympia Exhibition Centre. We spoke exclusively with Co-Founder Kamari Ademiluyi about the show’s success and his company’s plans for the future. What started with 20 designers and 5 exhibitors has now …

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Designer Focus – Njema Helena

Njema Helena is a fashion company from Nairobi, Kenya, which strives to create modern fashion with an African aesthetic for everyday life. Behind the brand’s unique identity is powerful story of love and loss. “All materials and fabrics are sourced from Africa and production takes place exclusively in Kenya”, they said. “This encourages …

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