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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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10 African Models Who Are Blazing the Runway
1 year ago

10 African Models Who Are Blazing the Runway

The model industry is an immensely difficult industry to break into, especially for women of color. African models have often been excluded from international runways, even in shows …
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ALARA hosts private presentation with Tiffany Amber & Maki Oh
1 year ago

ALARA hosts private presentation with Tiffany Amber & Maki Oh

Nigeria’s first luxury concept store, ALARA and leading Nigerian fashion labels, Tiffany Amber and Maki Oh, gathered a glamorous crowd on Saturday, October 31st to a private presentation …
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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
1 year ago

Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl

Maya Angelou once said, “we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it went through to achieve that beauty.” No one perhaps understands …
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Maki Oh Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
1 year ago

Maki Oh Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

In Maki Oh’s new collection for Spring 2016, created by Maki Osakwe, a kaleidoscope of colors, including bronze and fuchsia, come together in a forward-thinking line focused on …
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Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair
2 years ago

Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair

Ngozi Opara, founder of Heat Free Hair, is a motherland mogul. The DC-based Nigerian entrepreneur is a leading provider of 100% virgin hair extensions designed to perfectly blend …
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Ayiba’s Wishlist: Dziffa
2 years ago

Ayiba’s Wishlist: Dziffa

Twenty-three-year-old Dziffa Akua Ametam is the CEO and Founder of Dziffa, an e-commerce website that links international buyers to authentic Ghanaian products.  Leveraging on technology, Dziffa brings handmade …
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Fashion and Culture in America’s “Most African City”
2 years ago

Fashion and Culture in America’s “Most African City”

Fierce, fresh, fly. These are some of the words that come to mind when describing Denisio Truitt and Mwende Katwiwa’s new blog “Noirlinians.” The self-described “AfroFashion blog” is …
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Le Dessein Fashion
2 years ago

Le Dessein Fashion

Le Dessein is an upscale clothing brand with a conscience. Founder Eric Coly left a lucrative career in the financial sector to launch the line. Following its motto, …
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Style Feature: This Fashion Love Affair
2 years ago

Style Feature: This Fashion Love Affair

In May 2013, Aniekeme Umoh started TFLA: This Fashion Love Affair. She created the fashion blog in order to share her ideas about fashion and write about her …
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7 African designers to add to your wardrobe
2 years ago

7 African designers to add to your wardrobe

African fashion design has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Now in the mainstream, looks created by several African designers have become staples at …
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