Tag Archives: Africa Fashion

67 Minutes – What will you do on 18th July?

Nelson Mandela’s International Day focuses our attention on each other – and our responsibilities to live Madiba’s legacy forever through the work we all do. Every year, on Mandela Day, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to spare one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public service …

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Mandela Weekend at the South Bank

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, London’s famous Southbank Centre will host a celebration of the life and work of Nelson Mandela – with special focus given to his commitment to making the world a better place. Africa Fashion presents an exclusive interview with Rachel Holmes, festival programmer for the Mandela Weekend. …

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Does the African fashion industry need leadership?

When it comes to the markets for cars, music or technology – then the major events are easy to pick out, everything is clearly organised on a global scale, very efficient and business like. With African fashion, events seem more localised, the design and production are smaller-scale and often regionalised. How …

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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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Passion for Motherland arrives on 21st August

In the UK, August really is turning into a month long celebration of African fashion and culture. Now in its 3rd year, Passion for Motherland promises a vibrant showcase of fashion, poetry and live music. While everyone aims to have fun on the evening, there is a serious set of causes …

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Bold and beautiful African jewellery

Last Sunday’s theme for our Africa Fashion photoshoot was Bold Jewellery, both vintage and contemporary statement pieces. Taking inspiration from the ‘dressing up’ experience a lot of females can relate too – going through your mothers wardrobe or jewellery box, rooting till you find that special something that makes you say …

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Zimbabwe comes to Birmingham with Faraii Simoyi

Saturday 4th July sees the West Midlands city of Birmingham transformed into a Zimbabwean centre of fashion excellence, with a 24-hour event that kicks off at mid-day. Here at Africa Fashion, we are all about celebrating the amazing depth of talent that the continent has to offer – and today …

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Highest GLM ranked African fashion cities

Since people first started wearing clothes, there has been discussion about influence in the world of fashion, but in the past the connections were ill-defined and relied too much on a handful of publications. The advent of the internet has seen the connection between new discoveries and their influence on the global market, come …

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Kayayei-wear continues to influence high fashion

They say that form follows function. In other words, humans create tools and clothes to deal with a particular problem and the form of the solution naturally follows on. With the head scarf designs of Ghana, the functional element has all but disappeared now that it is seen across the …

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Dawn of major internet fashion shopping in Africa?

Over the past 20 years, travelling to Africa gave you the distinct impression that northern trade centered on the Emirates, West African commerce with Nigeria as its hub and that Sub Saharan trade emanated out from South Africa. Yet, until recently, internet commerce in these countries was relatively low compared to …

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