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Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – Jewel by Lisa

Cynthia Anduhtabe is a branding, marketing and communications consultant, as well as running her own blog Fah-schyon Cynthia will be a guest contributor for Africa Fashion Guide to bring you an in-depth analysis of Africa fash...
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Ubuntu International Project back on the catwalk at LFW – Feb 2012

In September we attended the first Ubuntu International Project at London Fashion Week in London and were very impressed with what we saw and are very much looking forward to February for the second edition of this very importa...
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Six Yards [Abri]. Credits: Yinka Shonibare, MBE, ‘Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)’ 2004. Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery (London) and James Cohan Gallery (New York)

Vlisco Exhibition – Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design

As early as 1846, the Vlisco company, based in Helmond, served the West African market with Dutch Wax textiles. From 29 January through 6 May, 2012, the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem will present Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch D...
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“TERRA FIRMA” by Luxury Brand Mina Evans – DESIGNER

Mina Evans is a luxury fashion label based in Ghana launched in 2010 by Mina Evans-Anfom. Having graduated from London Centre for Fashion Studies under Northumbria School of Design, Design School Southern Africa, Johannesburg...
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ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2012 – EVENT

ARISE Magazine launched in 2008 and is Africaʼs first global style and culture title.  On the 8th of March 2011, ARISE Magazine hosted its inaugural show in Lagos, where it invited over 50 designers to participate at the pres...
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Featured Essay – Africa’s Counter-intuitive Comparative Advantage in Luxury Goods

We were inspired by this article submitted to a recent USAID/ competition. It was about one’s vision for Africa in 2025. The author of this essay is Chris Markl, President, Kourage Athletics who have previously ...
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Fashion Love Africa

Africa + Fashion + Love – turning waste into Fashion – Project PROFILE

was founded in June 2010, by designer Ryan Clements traveled to Nakuru, Kenya. Whist there he met people living in extreme poverty on a visit to the Gioto Garbage Slum, most of them being single mothers with children. It became...
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R’ashion – Recycled Fashion in Zambia – Project PROFILE

I initially came across Taryn Hipwell through a social networking site and loved her project from the beginning as it has brought environmental issues of waste reduction in Africa and fashion together in one place as well as ed...
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Introducing Heart 365 Emporium: Uhuru’s Wings: Freedom to Fly

The beauty and craft of the Maasai culture is one that is loved and celebrated not only by East Africans. We have recently seen many designers both local and international draw inspiration from this.  Beadwork practiced by the...
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Fashion Designer’s Association Of Nigeria – 3-Day Fashion Festival EVENT

Fashion has risen to the level of cultural acceptance in Africa and though it has been said to represent $1 trillion of World’s Gross Income, Africa is yet to take her place economically. Recent news with Vogue Italia Edi...
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Timeless Asakeoge – Designer PROFILE

Asakeoge stands for the bold, creative passion that symbolizes a fashion forward brand and the designs are aimed at the daring for whom uniqueness and individuality is key. The label showcases the perfect blending of exotic p...
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