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Designer Focus – KZN Fashion Council

Here at Africa Fashion, we are firm believers in commerce over charity. Naturally there are times when we all need to pull together to help fellow humans in a difficult spot, but – in the long term – there’s nothing stronger than a genuine economic uplift in a region to help …

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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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Model Focus – Violet Gacenia from Kenya

Not every model you meet will have a degree in economics from Royal Holloway, but then every model you meet is not like Violet Gacenia. Now a teacher specialising in maths-related subjects, she visited the Africa Fashion studio for a charity shoot recently – so we took the opportunity to …

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Exclusive interview with Motions’ Rebecca Shand at AFWL 2015

For a long time, Motions hair care products have been really popular outside the USA, but almost always as a ‘grey import’ – i.e. official product, brought in to the country through unofficial channels. Judging by the size of the company’s stand at AFWL 2015, that is all about to …

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Lihiya completes its brand journey at AFWL 2015

Regular readers will have seen Africa Fashion covering two designers in recent months. One of them, Dumile Dlamini, presented her full collection at Africa Fashion Week London yesterday – to rapturous applause. We captured the final walk – and the presentation of the designer herself – to give you an …

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