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‘AFRICA CALLING’ Launches this September Curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) for Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival. 12-14 September 2014

‘AFRICA CALLING’ curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) & Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art) presents to the UK, the best of contemporary African design; from interiors to fashion accessories, opening up mar...
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CRAFT AFRIKA To Host ‘AFRIKA HANDMADE’ a 2-DAY Symposium on Contemporarty Craft and Design – EVENT

Craft Afrika will on 2nd and 3rd October 2014 at the Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi, convene Afrika Handmade, a 2 day event that will focus on contemporary craft and design produced in Kenya. Registered as a social enterprise in Keny...
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VLISCO creates bold capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO

Heritage textile company Vlisco sparked a new style in urban luxury when they announced the launch of a new capsule collection by ATELIERVLISCO this summer. It was created in collaboration with a bespoke design studio in Milan...
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Fowler in Focus: Yards of Style, African – Print Cloths of Ghana – EXHIBITION

  The Fowler Museum at UCLA is one of the country’s most respected institutions devoted to exploring the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. Their latest exhibition is Yards of Style, Af...
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Da Viva to launch its online UK Store at the 2014 Africa Fashion Week London

Textile company Da Viva recently announced it is to launch a UK-based online store www.da-viva.co.uk during the 2014 African Fashion Week London. The online store is in response to demands by customers who desire a direct chan...
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Yinka Shonibare MBE Features in New Photography Exhibition “Looking Back” – Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion at V&A Waterfront

LOOKING BACK presents works of three artists in the permanent collection of Zeitz MOCAA: Zanele Muholi (Born 1972, South Africa); Andrew Putter (Born 1965, South Africa); and Yinka Shonibare, MBE (Born 1962, United Kingdom). Th...
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King of Prints – Duro Olowu presents More Material in NYC – ends Aug 1st!

It is the last couple weeks for London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu new group show and separate pop-up boutique of fashion and art at Salon 94 Bowery. A sequel to the designer’s 2012 installation at Salon 94 Freemans, th...
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Changing Perceptions, Building Synergies & Doing Business – Origin Africa Back for 2014

ORIGIN AFRICA is both an event and an ongoing effort dedicated to improving African Cotton, Textile and Apparel trade. It involves collaboration with producers across the cotton value chain from farm to fashion including acces...
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Lemlem – Handcrafted, Effortless, Modern and Luxury for the Summer

While Europe is experiencing an influx of summer heatwaves, for many countries on the continent like Ethiopia this is just normal. Either way Lemlem – a modern, handcrafted luxury brand by model Liya Kebede, has presented...
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