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OKUN SS13 collection

ÒKUN brings African print to the Ocean – DESIGNER

ÒKUN is an African-inspired quality swimwear brand, forged out of the desire to communicate a new message in printed beachwear through the bold colours and language of African print. Their SS13 collection is infused with the...
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‘Fashion Africa’ featured brand Lalesso SS13 Collection shown at Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week

Lalesso was featured in our  coffee table book Fashion Africa (launched September2011) and was formed by co-designers Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser after a holiday to Lamu Island off the north coast of Kenya. Both Olivia a...
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kourage athletics - I am Kenya graphic

Kourage brand Gives Athletes a ‘Made in Kenya’ option to Running Gear

We have recently featured the Kenyan based running brand on our site and with the present London2012 Olympics happening it seemed fitting to hear some more about the work of Chris Markl and his brand, Kourage Athletics. Read ...
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Ekhaya Ubuntu show

South African Ekhaya fashion showcase at London 2012 Olympics

Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) in partnership with Department: Arts & Culture recently announced the inaugural South African fashion showcase to take place during the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Queen Eliza...
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Vlisco Funky Grooves Campaign

Vivacious VLISCO presents their Funky Grooves Collection – TEXTILES

The Funky Grooves collection draws from Vlisco’s proud history, inspired by global urban culture and couture craftsmanship. It’s a collection of contrasts, with edgy street wear influences reinterpreted through a lens of pu...
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Fikirte Addis at Africa Fashion Week in New York  AFWNY 2012 (1)

FIKIRTE ADDIS BRINGS SOPHISTICATED ETHIOPIAN STYLE BACK TO NEW YORK

Renowned Ethiopian designer Fikirte Addis is known for utilizing the most sophisticated and traditional Ethiopian fabrics to create modern and luxurious clothing. At Origin Africa 2011, Addis outshined twelve talented designers...
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Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles launches official Runway Model Search contest

This Fall, a select number of Africa’s premier designers will invade the United States in headlining the inaugural Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles (AFWLA). Over the course of four days, from October 10-13th, this eclectic pro...
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Mahlet Afework : Ethiopian Luxury Designer Showcases at Africa Fashion Week in New York

Ethiopian fashion brand Mafi presents a streetwise, sassy collection of urban sportswear and ready to wear garments for every woman to learn and love on Thursday, July 12th at Africa Fashion Week in New York (AFWNY) . AFWNY, a...
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Bag Hand Made from palm leaves, made in Madagascar - Ethnic Supplies

Ethnic Supplies – Handicrafted, fairly traded fashion Empowering African women through business

There is nothing more refreshing than learning about ethical projects in Africa that help create a sustainable future within poverty-stricken communities. Ethnic Supplies is an online social enterprise that enables East African...
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2in1 coat - Ras Kasozi

Creative Meets Affordable: Uganda’s Ras Kasozi debuts 2-in-1 Jacket collection

With an eccentric personal sense of style (he was garbed in a spiky tunic when I met him), Ras Kasozi is not your average fashion designer, he is an artist with an evolving mind and everything on him signals that. After years o...
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Piso Collection

Piso Collection: Promoting Green Fashion in Liberia – Country Cloth – TEXTILES

When it comes to natural resources Liberia is the prototype. The Republic incubates the most natural resources in all of West Africa, including two species of its own cotton. One species grows in the fields of Lofa County, and ...
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