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CHiCHiA Presents Its SS15 Collection – ‘Hadithi Hadithi’

CHiCHiA’s clothing is a blend of the two homes in which the designer, Christina Mhando, was born and raised – ” East Africa meets London”. The primary inspiration for this collection is derived from on...
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Lalesso – Introduction to the Resort SS15 Collection

Lalesso is one of those jewels in fashion, a must see, a must find, a must have. As one of Africa’s Luxury fashion and lifestyle brands it speaks its own story by supporting an entirely transparent, sustainable, eco and e...
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CHiCHiA SS14 | REMINISCENCE – Recalling Time Forgotten

Bringing back a sense of fun into your closet, the CHiCHiA  Spring/ Summer 2014 mini collection  entitled ‘Reminiscence’ recalls a sometimes forgotten time; ones childhood. The collection focuses on the idea of b...
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Pichulik’s Woven Jewellery Ropes In Success With The Newly Released AW/13 Collection

The creative force & designer behind the extraordinary jewellery line Pichulik releases her new AW/13 collection. Katherine- Mary Pichulik from Cape Town South Africa founded the accessory brand in 2012, which is known f...
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Dressing up with Chichia London – AW13 Collection “PROJECT GAUNI: THE DRESS CONCEPT”

London-based label Chichia by Tanzaniain designer Christine Mhando has recently launched yet another amazing collection. We, just lastweek gave you a snippet of this AW13 collection which was on display at the British Council ...
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Sylvia Owori launches 2013 Vintage Collection

East Africa’s leading fashion designer and entrepreneur yet again launched her new vintage collection recently which had many wearable pieces in colourful African fabric. The new line was launched at the monthly fashion event...
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British Museum Presents ‘Social Fabric – African Textiles Today’ – Textiles from southern and eastern Africa

The making and trading of cloth have been vital elements in African culture for at least two millennia. Through cloth we can understand not only Africa’s history but also its engagement with other parts of the world. This exh...
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I first visited The African Shirt Company on my trip to Nairobi where I hosted our Fashion Africa Seminar. I flew from Nairobi into Mombasa (after taking near to 10 planes already) and was so glad to be met by the lovely Kenyan...
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Sneak Peek – Chichia London is having “Second Thoughts” of their SS13 collection

Chichia London is one of our Africa Fashion Guide favourite ethical and made in Africa brands so we are always interested to see any upcoming collections by the team. Started in 2007 by Tanzanian designer Christine Mhando, this...
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