NY-LON Style On Show
Don’t miss these style exhibitions in New York and London this spring.
Words Helen Jennings
From feathered gowns, 3D-printed slippers and big knickers to new designers, red-carpet stars and haute couture legends, there is a lot on offer among this season’s major fashion exhibitions in New York and London. The Big Apple and Smoke have long shared an inextricable love affair with style, which has been bolstered by world-class designers and institutions. So visit both fashion capitals now ...
Fashion With A Heart
Fashion statements are easy to make, but three exciting West African initiatives are making a real difference – with ethical collections that are styled with soul…
Words Larissa Clark
On 2 June 2015, Africa’s first Fair Trade apparel manufacturer, Liberty & Justice, launched a 45-day Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for UNIFORM, a new premium quality T-shirt and clothing line with an innovative twist on the One-for-one model.
The aim of the project? To find a way to ...
10 Fashion Highlights
The best African-inspired fashion to strut down the Wings runway, from designer goods to street chic
1 Yes We Kanga
What: Playful prints
Christine Mhando fuses her Tanzanian roots with her London lifestyle to inform her brand’s aesthetic. Worn by Beyoncé and featured in Vogue Italia, Chichia is now known for turning East African kanga in to fun pretty pieces. This season is entitled ‘Hadithi Hadithi’, Swahili for ‘Story Story’, and is dedicated to Tingatinga painti...
Top of the shops
Pick up a little bit of what you fancy from some of the best stores for African fashion and design, around the world
Words Helen Jennings
There’s nothing like the thrill of discovering a new store to feed your retail therapy while travelling. And for lovers of African fashion, there are ever-more places to feed your addiction in destination cities around the globe. Whether you’re looking for sportswear, something smart or a party dress, look no further than these independent boutiques, ...
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Celebrated British designer Ozwald Boateng OBE is known for crafting exquisite suits. A master of dynamic details, he turns his attention to his biggest project yet, the Made In Africa Foundation.