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10 Fashion Highlights

The best African-inspired fashion to strut down the Wings runway, from designer goods to street chic 1 Yes We Kanga Who: Chichia 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, ...

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.
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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

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 ...
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