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Africa Fashion Week Showcases the Continent’s Best Talent – Johannesburg, South Africa

The growing trend of Fashion Weeks across the African continent challenges the notion that global fashion starts in the northern hemisphere. The lights dim on the catwalk as a capacity crowd quiets in anticipation. A pounding drum rhythm builds suspense as, backstage, stylists swarm the waiting models, applying last-minute dabs of foundation, glittering lip-gloss and […]

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African Dream: Uganda Fashion Label Owners Give Advice – BBC

African Dream: Meet the three women behind a Ugandan fashion label Definition Africa is a Ugandan fashion label founded by Nadia Bhegani, Olga Mugyenyi and Nahida Bhegani, which tries to source all of its raw materials on the continent. As part of the latest series of African Dream, they shared their experiences of being part […]

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African Fashion With A Swedish Touch

Swedish entrepreneur Cecilia Östman has always had a passion for fashion. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York she worked with international labels including Ralph Lauren. But Östman says although enjoying being employed, like most designers she aspired to have her own brand someday. Her two sisters and mother had always […]

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African Designers Show Off Their Cuts At Le Style Fashion Show in North West UK

It was a magnificent Saturday that could not end any better than with a view of some of the finest cuts by African designers. The four designers that came to showcase their designs at the Le Style Fashion Show at the Middleton Arena in Greater Manchester were, Maria with her Hel’Salvador line, Martha Seidu with […]

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Arizona’s Showcase of African Fashion Celebrates 10th year

Tucson, Arizona, USA’s Showcase of African fashion celebrates 10th year. The Sabbar Shrine Center will give way to high fashion and festive music Saturday as the Diaspora Showcase Africa returns for its 10th year. More than 300 fashionistas are expected to attend the event, which will feature the works of designers Allister “Pela” Burnett from […]

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The Fashion Designer Taking his Xhosa Heritage Global

It is not every day that a designer showcasing at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg for the very first time gets a standing ovation. But that is exactly what happened to Laduma Ngxokolo, a young man from the Xhosa ethnic group, whose colourful range of knitwear had lit up the catwalk. Laduma is the […]

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EVENT ALERT: Annual Summer Festival

All roads lead to The Africa Center’s Annual Summer Festival in London this weekend. This year the theme of the event is the “African Textile Experience” and several people are expected to attend. We quote the organisers as having said this about the 2nd Annual Summer Festival, The centrepiece of the festival will be an […]

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PHOTO ALERT: Lupita Nyong’o at “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala

Guess who was at “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US on Monday. It was none other than superstar Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o and she was looking fab. From actress to fashonista, the woman of the moment continues to prove more and more how much she […]

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PHOTO ALERT: Corazon Kwamboka Might Be The African Conquerer of Nicki Minaj and The Likes

Forget Nicki Minaj, forget Kim Kardashian, here is Africa’s own answer to the supposed prowess of the two of them. Her name is Corazon Kwamboka, she is from Kenya and she has the curves and the posterior that will make a lot of so-called curvaceous women look anorexic. Dubbed as a Kenyan socialite, she looks more […]

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BIG BROTHER AFRICA DRAMA: Singer CK Morgan Goes Mad at “Pokello” via Facebook

After it had been reported across the internet that former Big Brother Africa contestants and partners Elikem (Ghana) and Pokello (Zimbabwe) had just broken up and Elikem has impregnated a Ghanaian, German Based Designer “Theresa Onnen”, Pokello went on twitter to insult Theresa Onnen ” calling her a bitch and at the same retweeting the insults […]

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‘Nelson Mandela Inspired My Clothing Collection’: South African Start-up Breaks Into The London Fashion Scene

‘I never wanted bankers to wear my designs’, admitted South African model and entrepreneur Sibu Dladla, who recently opened the doors to his first UK shop. ‘Our imagined clientele was more artistic; creative or media types – not corporate “suits”.’ But, with prices ranging from £200 to £450 for a jacket, it was not long […]

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ANTM Cycle 3 Winner Eva Marcille to Visit West Africa for New TV Show “African Inspired”!

2014 is here with all the goodies it promised and with one of those goody bags is an all new show hitting African screens. The TV show, brought to you by R’ajwa Productions – the film and television subsidiary of The R’ajwa Company is pleased to announce that its first television show, African Inspired with […]

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