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kente cloth

The Art of Weaving in West Africa, an Endangered Tradition

At Africa Fashion Guide we recently invited our AFG Consultant Kibamba Nimon to write a guest feature about an area that not only she is passionate about but one that myself, Jacqueline Shaw is obsessed about when it comes to A...
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FAB Cover Male & Femal 9

FAB Magazine Issue 9 Makes a Sound Investment

FAB Magazine is out with its ‘soundest’ issue to date which hits newsstands this week. Inspired by the adage ‘Sound mind in a sound body’ and the Olympic fever that took a hold of London and the world at large for the p...
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Petra of Gye Nyame Japan

Are you an African Shoe / Bag Designer? Opportunity to Showcase in Tokyo Boutique!

Callout to designers! Petra A. Laptiste, Founder & Creative Director of Gye Nyame Japan wants to see the African & Caribbean fashion diaspora make a positive mark on Japan. She has been working closely with her clie...
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Shop Africa 2

Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – What Does Your Website say About You? Part 2

Welcome to the second edition of the “What does your website say about you” series. Today I will be looking at three online boutiques serving the African fashion market in the UK. In the last 2 years, there has been a rapid...
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Congo Fashion Week – Ready to showcase this August!

Congo Fashion Week is happening this year in Brazzaville, Congo from 17-19 August 2012! This city of Brazzaville at the Hotel Olympic Palace for the first time in history Congo will be hosting a mutli-day event Fashion show. T...
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Gabarone Fashion Week

Industry Seminar announced for Gaborone Fashion Week 2012

The organisers of Gaborone Fashion Week (GFW) have announced the date for their inaugural get-together for budding local designers and fashion entrepreneurs. The exchange, which is the first of its kind, will be a one-day semin...
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Duro Olowu

We Face Forward – Art from West Africa Today – EVENT

We Face Forward is a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, from 2 June to 16 September as part of London 2012 Festival. The e...
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Ghana Fashion Design Week 2012

Ghana Fashion Design Week 2012 – Exhibitors Applications

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) is an event set to launch in Autumn 2012, the event will epitomize the fashion scene in Ghana with an annual event that celebrates Ghanaian and international designers. This event will br...
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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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