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Fashion Forward

Creative collaborations, new boutiques, and emerging style stars – 2015 is shaping up to be the most innovative year to date for African fashion industries.

Secret Shopper

Red carpet frocks, jolly knitwear and architectural silhouettes — The insider’s guide to shopping ’til you drop in Johannesburg

Sartorial Streets

Blazers, bow ties, bling, traditional prints and modern twists — Get inspired and get to know eight of the best West and Southern African street style bloggers
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Style Cities

Live la vida loca at Labadi beach, appreciate African art in Dakar and get into the Lagos groove — here’s how to spend 24 hours in three of the coolest West African cities…

Oh Brother!

Ivorian Pagne, Agbada, Sokoto and Savile Row tailoring — make room in your suitcase for fresh threads, boys. Here are the names to know in African menswear…


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.

Gidi Up!

Adire silk dresses, ankara suits and directional sportswear — Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013 dished up looks so lush they could last a lifetime (or at least until the next show)

Social Fabric

Nigeria’s fashion industry is an important source of employment. Design house Kinabuti aims to contribute to the growth of it, and the nation's creative economy at community level. Words Diane Lemieux Photography Adolphus Opara & Massimo Sciacca “If any place can become the Milan of Africa it is Lagos.” Caterina Bortolussi, designer and founder of the fashion label Kinabuti, waves at the room of well-dressed people to prove her point. We are standing in the living room of ...

Runway Success

Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW), the event that’s positioning Nigeria on the world fashion map, is making us giddy for Las Gidi Words Emma Woodhouse “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only,” said the designer Coco Chanel. “Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” If you love fashion you will be able to easily reel off the 'big four' - Paris, London, New York, and Milan. Buyers, editors and ...

100% NY-LOS

In fashion speak, NY-LOS (New York—Lagos) is the new NY-LON (New York—London). There’s a Nigerian brand of boldness and entrepreneurial zest taking one of the world’s fashion capitals by storm. Wings meets three designers bringing West Africa to the USA’s East Coast. Words Amber Croyle In the fashion world, ‘African’ remains one of the hottest buzzwords. African Fashion Week is increasingly successful and now in its third year. Season after season, major American and ...
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