Fashion

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  • Tjay and Debbie Chirwa of Homegrown Lifestyle , entrepreneur feature

Siblings on a Mission to Transform Malawi’s Fashion Industry

Known for their expressive Afrocentric fashion feel and retro clothing, siblings Tjay and Debbie Chirwa of Homegrown Lifestyle are on a mission to form and transform Malawi’s promising fashion industry It began as an experiment mixing African print, or chitenje as it's known in the local language and grew into [...]

  • MAPS MAPONYANE

Top Stylish Young Africans

BONANG MATHEBA South African TV and radio presenter Bonang Matheba is considered one of the country’s top style icons. She recently caused many jaws to drop in awe of her sense of style at the 2015 Metro FM Music Awards in Durban, and she scooped countless style awards including SA [...]

  • African Tribal Art And Its Influence On Tomorrow's Fashion

#5 – African Tribal Art And Its Influence On Tomorrow’s Fashion

Countless fashion houses have been citing Africa and African art as the inspiration for their latest collections. Here's a run-down on the latest to go gaga for Africa. Read More » Source: Wallpaper

  • Maria Thundu

African Trendsetter: Maria Thundu

Bold, Creative and carefree are some of the words we can use to describe Maria Thundu. Born in Malawi and raised in Ethiopia, the famous photographer, who has lived on three continents, has also gained recognition for her design of beautiful leather and chitenje (African print) accessories through her line, SweetLife Accessories. After [...]

  • photograph of fashion designers Nelly and Nelsa Guambe
  • Angolan fashion designers Shunnoz Fiel and Tekasala Ma'at Nzinga
  • dress designs by South African Fashion Designer, Laz Yani

10 African Fashion Designers to Watch

African fashion designers are staking their claim on the international stage. Apart from using traditional African fabrics, designers on the continent have also gone ahead to experiment and create beautiful designs using fabrics from all over the world. A new breed of young talent  are determined to push the [...]

  • Fatima Siad - Somalia / Ethiopia
  • Aamito Lagum - Uganda
  • Candice Swanepoel - South Africa
  • Agbani Darego - Nigeria
  • Ataui Deng - Sudan
  • Leila Lopes - Angola
  • Behati Prinsloo - South Africa
  • Malaika Firth - Kenya

Top African Models

Fatima Siad - Somalia / Ethiopia   Siad is a Somali-Ethiopian fashion model currently based in New York. Siad came third in America's Next Top Model’s Cycle 10. She has featured in numerous fashion magazines, including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Essence Magazine, and Marie Claire. [...]

  • ethiopian business leaders

Inspiring Ethiopian Business Leaders

Two Ethiopians are challenging stereotypical media depictions of their country as one that has little to offer and relies on handouts. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu and Hailu Tessema have created successful Ethiopia-based businesses that that sell products of the highest quality to consumers around the world. Here are their stories: Bethlehem Alemu [...]

  • Biokide products on display, Nigeria, Africa

Africa Fashion Weekly: Face Off – Africa Beauty & Personal Care Industry Battle

Africa’s fashion scene is one of the most lively and innovative in the world- its growth perhaps attributed to Pan Africanism. Season after season, designers with their eccentric-sleek aesthetic and a knack for fusing culture with global trends have been crowned the new faces of luxury on international runways. [...]

  • Michelle Obama applauding the crowd

10 More Designers Michelle Obama Should Wear | #USAfricaSummit Edition

In what is being called a ‘historic’ gathering of African leaders on American soil, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are hosting 50 heads of state from across the continent for the US-Africa summit. It has been just over a year since President Barack Obama and the First [...]

  • African Trendsetters Sydney and Zedekiah from Kenya.

African Trendsetter: Blackbird Designs

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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