Tag Archives: Africa Fashion

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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest Africa Fashion Week News Round-Up

With a flurry of actively around the final preparations, a lot of news is being generated around AFWL 2015. We have scanned our inbox for the three best stories – and here they are! First up, there are the music artists who will be performing at London’s Olympia this weekend. …

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Africa Fashion Week London 2015 is upon us

The weekend is coming and most people are starting to make plans. Do you love fashion and shopping? Are you totally up for the idea of getting lost in inspiration? Then consider heading down to Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) which is on at Kensington Olympia this Friday and Saturday – 7th & 8th …

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Who is Maggie Smith – The face of AFWL 2015

With Africa Fashion Week London looming large, we turn our attention to the face of the show – Maggie Smith. Africa Fashion take a quick look at how she went from being a receptionist to being the stunning face of #AFWL2015 – in a matter of weeks. Until recently, Maggie Smith was …

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Meen street fashion with a Ghanaian twist

Much of what the fashion industry reports on is to do with major exhibitions and famous brands. That ignores the vast number of designers that are taking their first steps on the retail runway. We caught up with Meen, a graduate of the University of Arts London, who is creating hand …

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