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Mawusi: Inspired by Ghana
2 years ago

Mawusi: Inspired by Ghana

As authentic African products gain more prominence in the international fashion scene, Mawusi, a Ghanaian-inspired clothing and accessories line, stands ahead of the pack with a range of …
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Ali Lamu: From Kenya with Love
2 years ago

Ali Lamu: From Kenya with Love

It has often been said that Lamu, Kenya (the oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa and host to several festivals year round including the Lamu Cultural Festival) is …
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Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars
2 years ago

Kanayo Ebi: Stylist to the Stars

The global fashion industry is worth trillions of dollars every year, and fashion capitals like Paris, New York, and Milan have remained in the forefront of the industry. …
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10 African Models Who Are Blazing the Runway
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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