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African Lookbook – the USA’s latest African online retailer – E-BOUTIQUE

We at AFG are excited about this new project. Speaking with Aaron Kohn recently about future projects was excited because of not just their concept for African Lookbook to be a space for “discussion revolving around oral...
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Loza Maléombho Indiegogo Campaign Re-branding African made Apparel

Not only is Loza Maléombho an up and coming, award winning women’s clothes designer, but her vision of fashion encorporates ethical solutions to help support the social and economic empowerment of women in Cô...
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Arise Magazine heads to NYFW to present ‘African Icons’ – MUST ATTEND EVENT

The team over at ARISE magazine never fails to do us proud. With a well respected show over in Lagos every year and with a popular fashion magazine promoting and showcasing the best of African fashion, music, culture and lifest...
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Modahnik AW12

Modahnik’s Ode to 70’s, 80’s, Congo and her Mother – AW12 Collection

Modahnik is a Chicago based womenswear brand founded in 2009 by designer Kahindo Mateene. Kahindo, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo founded Modahnik (an anagram of her first name and last initial) during 2009 Fas...
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Enter “The Lavender Attic” with Ajepomaa Design Gallery

Ajepomaa Design Gallery presents “The Lavender Attic”, as part of their cruise 2013 collection. The idea for their latest collection came from the timeless story of “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott. H...
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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FREE INSPIRATIONAL SEMINARS TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE FASHION & DESIGN WEEK EVENT

Ghana Fashion & Design Week announces schedule for educative seminars, to be hosted by industry experts. Designed as a platform for Knowledge Transfer, and a medium to Inspire and Empower both existing and future creative p...
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Christie Brown X.Utra AW12 Collection

Christie Brown is a ‘Fashion Africa’ featured brand that is synomynous with ladylike elegance. A reputable brand sent up by designer Aisha Obuobi and seems to be growing from strength to strength with every collecti...
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SAWA Shoes AW12 collection

SAWA Shoes Takes to the Railway for its AW12 Lookbook – DESIGNER

One of AFG’s favourite African based shoe brands, purely because they proudly emphasize and present a strong ‘Made in Africa’ story, is SAWA Shoes who have featured in our one of its kind, coffee table book Fa...
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SIAO 2012 OFFERS ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN HANDCRAFTS BUYERS, ARTISANS, DEVOTEES

The opportunities to see amazing African crafts at West Africa’s largest handcrafts event are almost endless. Want to see upscale contemporary collections from top African designers? You’ll certainly find them. Want to se...
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SA FASHION WEEK Renault New Talent Search Finalists Announced

This July saw the announcement of the six fashionista finalists in the inaugural 2012 SA Fashion Week Renault New Talent Search. The design talents – inclusive of one design duo – Crystal Birch and Elme Bekker for Birc...
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A peek into Blackbird’s new collection – DESIGNER

Our friends over at CaptialFM Kenya Lifestyle division highlighted to us the new collection from Blackbird. It fits in line with the climate in the world of African fashion, which seems to be boasting an incessantly favorable f...
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