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News Just in! Nigeria via Lagos Fashion Week are Guest Nation at the Italian trade show Pitti Immagine

Pitti Immagine is an important trade show on the fashion calender and this season will be happening from the 19-22 June 2012 in Firenze in Italy. Pitti Immagine dedicates space to the new names on the international creative and...
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From Silke to ‘African’ Lace to Lagos Business Angels – Specialist Interview + TEXTILE REVIEW

I recently bought a copy of African Lace : A History of Trade, Creativity and Fashion in Nigeria by authors Barbara Plankensteiner and Nath Mayo Adediran (look out on my book review shortly) and it got me very interested i...
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Must See!! African Beadwork and Laduma Ngxokolo Maxhosa collection exhibits in the UK

With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner and with international visitors flocking to the capital there are various exhibitions and events happening around the country to celebrate the diversity of cultures and herit...
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Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – Chichia London

The African fashion industry is at present enjoying a renaissance with all the brands involved vying for the attention and interest of the fashionable public. With some finding their niche, others are still experimenting to see...
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African Fashion coming out of the Mist – Fashion Mist 2012 – EVENT

Thanks to the success of their inaugural Exhibition and Fashion Showcase held in London March 2011 and being labeled as the event to highlight the talent from Ghana and Africa, FM will be back for season 2 scheduled for 26th Ma...
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Congolese Designer – Rolly Moke

We have been seeing this collection online and thought we must show you guys too as we find out more. Rolly Moke is an African fashion designer who currently lives in Congo (DRC). Here is an excerpt from his very first collecti...
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Soweto Fashion Week this May includes Design Bursary

Taking place from 24th to 26th May at the Soweto Hotel will be Soweto Summer 2012 Fashion Week will bring visitors some of Soweto’s hidden talent – designers with creations that are of international standards and edgy....
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Ghana Fashion & Design Week introduces: LICORICE

Ghana Fashion & Design Week reveals its 2012 London Campaign on Vogue Black Italia featuring the KORLEKIE collection by Ghanaian-British Designer Beatrice Korlekie Newman in collaboration with Brazilian Shoe label, Stud...
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YDE – Where Fashionistas Meet – RETAIL PROFILE

At Africa Fashion Guide we will be focusing more and more on retailers on the Continent. To start with we have we have asked Tshepy our South Africa contributor to profile a local store and break down what it does for you our r...
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Is Africa the Next Italy?? – ‘Design Africa’ NYC Roundtable EVENT

We were recently invited to attend this HOT event this week. Bringing together industry leaders in the field of African fashion. This Thursday 17th May will see the inaugural Design-Africa panel discussion take place in New Yo...
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‘AFRICA’ discussed at upcoming International Herald Tribune Luxury conference in Rome

Manolo Blahnik and Donatella Versace are just two of the latest stellar names to be added to the line-up for the International Herald Tribune (IHT) Luxury Conference in Rome on the 15th and 16th November, 2012, which will open ...
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