Talent

Ethiopian artist gives Beyoncé a splash of African colour

Wherever she goes, Beyoncé courts controversy. Most of it is caused by the way this strong, successful black woman favours long, straight, light coloured hair – and the fact that companies like L’Oreal and Clairol have a long history of lightening models when post-processing images. So what happens when digital manipulation is …

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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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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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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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Lupita Nyong’o is officially InStyle

Following Vogue’s decision to feature Ivorian model Aya Jones on its Spanish cover, InStyle has chosen Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o for its April issue, due out on 18th March. It has been a crazy couple of years for Lupita and now it seems that every marketing man wants her to stand …

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Ivorian model Aya Jones chosen as Vogue cover girl

Regular Africa Fashion readers will have been following our recent articles on how Ivory Coast is really starting to make a splash in the global fashion market. First, President Ouattara laid out his ambitious plans for the country. Then headline fashion news for the work of talented designer Loza Maléombho, was given a …

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Vanessa Agyemang launches her Aztec Collection

Today sees the launch of Ghanaian designer Vanessa Agyemang’s latest collection, inspired by the historic cultures of central America. Copper Dust itself is a luxury home decor brand that specialises in bespoke, handmade lampshades and limited edition illustrations. The Aztec Collection provides a dramatic new addition to the Copper Dust catalogue.  …

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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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