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Meet the City Lawyer Bringing African Fashion Luxury to London
3 months ago

Meet the City Lawyer Bringing African Fashion Luxury to London

MIA London is a luxury fashion brand which connects the world to African creative. The brand provides a platform for formalwear pieces handmade by skilled tailors from across …
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Change the world in your sleep with Walls of Benin – Luxury Loungewear – Made in Africa!
6 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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?
1 year 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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