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Canada Dares to Wear African for a Charity Fashion EVENT

Dare to Wear Love is the first exhibition devoted to the celebrated work of top Canadian fashion designers who have created original pieces to raise awareness and funds for grassroots organizations who are turning the tide of H...
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Fashion Africa – Business Analysis – Oliberté

This is the second in our feature pieces on business of Fashion in Africa. I have chosen Oliberté, not just because they are another brand that features in my coffee table book Fashion Africa but most importantly they are one ...
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O’eclat designs: Statement accessories guaranteed to brighten any outfit

O’eclat Designs is a Nigerian accessories brand founded by Gbemmy Johnson as a result of a passion and ongoing love affair with African prints and leathers. Influenced by the rich cultures and colours of Africa, O’e...
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Garden of EDUN – unveiling the first Ad campaign for SS12

Described by Trendhunter magazine as a ‘Trade-Enabling Fashion” brand, Edun have been known to be have caused a little controversy with the their focus to encourage trade in Africa and support manufacturing in Afric...
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An Interview with Ghana’s Global Mamas – COOPERATIVE Profile

The United Nations have declared that 2012 is the Year of the Cooperative. This is especially important to myself due to my interest in international development work. Also, by now many people know I hold a soft spot for Africa...
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Designer Duro Olowu curates ‘Material’ – show and Pop-Up Shop

London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu will present a show and pop-up shop of fashion and art at Salon 94’s Freeman Alley Gallery, February 8 through March 4. The show will present a group of limited edition fashion and acc...
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NEW INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE for emerging Designers to launch during LONDON FASHION WEEK

The British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) recently announced the inaugural International Fashion Showcase to take place during London Fashion Week, February 2012. This is a must attend event where 19 embassies a...
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Ubuntu International Project brings African Fashion to London

Ubuntu International Project is an organisation developing, promoting and exporting a new African design led aesthetic that fuses the techniques and traditions of Africa with African contemporary fashion in order to create a un...
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The Good Fashion Show – EVENT

The Good Fashion Show is not just London Fashion Week’s largest off-schedule event on Feb 18th, but it is an ECO-ETHICAL FASHION EMPORIUM where 25-30 British and international brands show and sell their latest collections. T...
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FAFA – Festival for African Fashion and Arts – Back for 2012! – EVENT

FAFA was set-up in 2008 during the post-election violence which took place in Kenya. Organised by individuals from different nationalities and walks of life who came together with the belief that peace is fundamental to develo...
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Joyful Jewellery from Joansu – Designer PROFILE

I first came across Adjoa of Joansu Jewellery at Arise Magazine Editor Helen Jennings book launch and fell in love with her crafted jewellery. Joansu pronounced [jo-uhn-su] – ‘joa’ (from Adjoa) and ‘nsu’ (water; A...
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