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Tag Archives: ThisIsAfricaFashion

Nigerian Mayowa Nicholas takes centre stage for Benetton

With 10,000 employees, revenues of more than €1.6 billion and a reputation for creating memorable visuals around their ‘United Colors of’ campaigns, Benetton is celebrating its 51st spring/summer season with ‘A Collection of Us’ that has Nigerian model Mayowa Nicholas at its heart. There are few things we like better …

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Tribal or not Tribal – that is the question

Since the launch of Africa Fashion, one headline seems to pop up with more frequency than any other: New range influenced by African print. You will also see the term ‘Tribal’ being applied to a lot of different clothing types. Our most recent ‘Threads Around the Web’ feature, kicked off a …

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West Africa Fashion Awards set for March 2016

Billed as the largest celebration of its kind, the West African Fashion Awards (WAFA) for 2016 will take place on 26th March at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.  Alongside the designers themselves, WAFA also aims to highlight a number of celebrities who have helped raise West African fashion to the world. Africa …

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FunkyNChunky empowering through fashion

Africa On The Square is the largest celebration of African culture in the UK and this years’ event was bigger than ever. With dozens of specialist stalls presenting their wares, we spent hours looking for the most interesting companies and, in FunkyNChunky, we found one that’s definitely worth highlighting. Started …

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Afrobeats set to provide the beat for US Hip-Hop?

With the 20th anniversary of the MOBOs ready to kick off in the UK on 4th November, global media attention has turned to the categories that are being featured and the list of nominees. While the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards in the US managed to generate a storm of controversy …

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Who makes the best Jollof Rice?

Every West African community believes that they make the best version of this rice dish, which has its origins in Senegal. This weekend, the best of the best will be bringing their recipes to Brixton Library for a two day competition to see whose Jollof is crowned supreme: One rice to …

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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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