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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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Peplum bodice for a stunning summer look

Brand Focus: Aya Morrison Aya Morrison fashion line is one of the pioneering fashion brands in Ghana. Catering for the modern women, looking for quality, colour and style, fitting a cross section of budgets. From day, evening to beachwear they have you covered. Want beach & swimwear – their Original & Signature …

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Hot heels with angular cut Ankara dress

Brand Focus: Gitas Portal Established in 2011, Gitas portal is a London based fashion brand specialising in ready to wear apparel and accessories. With their tag line of Be bold, WIN, Wear colour, Gitas portal creates pieces that will transition you from day wear to event wear. You can purchase …

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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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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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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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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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Africa’s Next Top Model – Where are they now?

Regular readers will already know that Africa is a striking continent, full of talent and uniquely beautiful faces. For a wider audience, Season One of Africa’s Next Top Model (AfNTM) brought that beauty to a global, mainstream audience for the first time. Much has happened since 2013 and we are now …

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Interview with BAIB founder Ninda Kauldhar

When you’re the middle sister in a group of 7, there’s half a chance that you will pick up an interest in make-up. Ninda Kauldhar recently launched BAIB Cosmetics, a full range of products that includes a series of combinations that can work for darker skin tones.  “We wanted to create a …

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