Quite a lot has changed since African Trendsetters Sydney and Zedekiah met at St. Paul’s Lubinu Boys High School in Mumias, Kenya. For one, the 24-year-olds are no longer classmates but rather best friends who traded in their uniforms and textbooks for slim-fit trousers and sewing machines. When the duo—nicknamed “Syd” [...]
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On Saturday June 15, Face2Face Africa (F2FA) will host the 2013 F.A.C.E. (Fascinating Africans Committed to Excellence) List Awards at The Times Center in New York City. The event, hosted by acclaimed art photographer Eric J. Henderson, will be the much-anticipated follow up to the media company’s first award show and [...]
Nigerian women take pride in their style. And it shows. Many an expat has landed here, packing flip flops and t-shirts, only to be seriously schooled in style by her Nigerian sister. They groom immaculately: hair perfectly, even if simply done. They dress in the most flattering cuts for their [...]
Funfere Koroye has a a thing for flowers. If its not on his shirt or jacket, the floral prints find its way to his cap. He says it reminds him of growing up and living in Nigeria. “There is so much color and plant life. We dress colorfully and we [...]
Allow us to introduce you to South African bloggers Justice Mukheli, Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha – and the way they see things, differently. Born in Soweto, just outside Johannesburg, the three recall fond memories of their childhood. It was one where they use to “make cars with bricks” and [...]
When Rachel Roy decided to debut her “Ghana Clutch
American designers are creating a new trend: charity chic. From Nicole Miller to Rachel Roy, designers are creating products and collections with the sole purpose of giving the profit away. Today, we highlight one such product by Rachel Roy.
African models are getting increasingly lucrative campaign’s and Sudanese model Nykhor Paul is one of them. In addition to Payless and Pepsi, Paul is now the face of designer Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2012 Swim collection. Get a glimpse of the luxe photos here…
Contributing writer Lacie Thorne attended opening night of Africa Fashion Week New York, presented by Adireé Fashion Agency. Below is her impression of the event.
The beat of African music — a shiny black runway in between towering columns — beads, prints, bright colors and fringe swishing by — the Broad Street Ballroom in downtown Manhattan is alive with anticipation. Miss Black Connecticut sits in the front row, resplendant in her crown and sash, graciously posing for photographers. No stranger to pre-runway excitement myself, I feel the same nervous expectation as before Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park. This time, though, it’s Africa Fashion Week.