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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Change the world in your sleep with Walls of Benin – Luxury Loungewear – Made in Africa!
2 months ago

Change the world in your sleep with Walls of Benin – Luxury Loungewear – Made in Africa!

Starting off by hoping to do one thing really well “The worlds best and boldest loungewear” – designed to be worn indoors or outdoors; night and day. Walls of …
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Courtney Cousins Launches Online Store and Showroom in Cape Town
6 months ago

Courtney Cousins Launches Online Store and Showroom in Cape Town

Local fashion designer and businesswoman, Courtney Cousins, launches online fashion store and showroom in Cape Town

Hot off the heels of launching the trendy fashion range Courtney Cousins Designs in …
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MoMineral Makeup for Women of Colour Launches New Store
6 months ago

MoMineral Makeup for Women of Colour Launches New Store

MoMineral Makeup was launched in 2015 when its founder Omolara Tayo-Sobajo saw a huge gap in the market for Natural Makeup products for black women and women of colour. As a …
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EXCLUSIVE: The First Look at the LA LOBA Collection
7 months ago

EXCLUSIVE: The First Look at the LA LOBA Collection

This summer starts with the perfect story. Put together two talented creatives, an amazing thought provoking narrative and the African continent as the backdrop.

The outcome? A collaboration that births …
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Homegrown Passion with Western Fashion
9 months ago

Homegrown Passion with Western Fashion

There is a new wave of African and diaspora entrepreneurs looking to their roots for inspiration. One such brand is AGO Watch, a quintessentially British watch brand with a distinctly …
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Kitenge: Handmade in Tanzania
9 months ago

Kitenge: Handmade in Tanzania

Sian Wells is the founder of Kitenge, an ethical clothing brand which empowers tailors and improves their livelihoods in Tanzania. Sian recently shared the story behind Kitenge with Ayiba.

What’s …
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This Fashion Fiend: Bobo Matjila on building her brand
10 months ago

This Fashion Fiend: Bobo Matjila on building her brand

Bobo Matjila, known on Instagram as @thisFashionFiend, is a true renaissance woman whose titles include social media influencer, photographer, model, consultant, and podcast host. She uses brands, ideas, and products to …
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The new KAYA collection by Prelim
10 months ago

The new KAYA collection by Prelim

KAYA, meaning ‘home’ in Ndebele, is the Spring/Summer 2018 collection by London label Prelim.

Featuring a 17-piece assortment of high energy ready to wear looks from …
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BlackHats Paris: Qui est sous le chapeau noir?
11 months ago

BlackHats Paris: Qui est sous le chapeau noir?

Après avoir passé deux années dans l’incapacité de marcher, Steves Hounkponou, inspiré par les défilés de mode met dans un coin de sa tête qu’il lancera plus tard sa marque. Un …
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African Fashion Week Toronto 2017 @ The Royal Ontario Museum
11 months ago

African Fashion Week Toronto 2017 @ The Royal Ontario Museum

African Fashion Week Toronto is one of the most recognized Fashion Weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into an …
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