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Chronicling the African Renaissance

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Maki Oh Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
4 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
4 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
4 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”
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Vivo Activewear: Fashion for Every Woman
4 years ago

Vivo Activewear: Fashion for Every Woman

Wandia Gichuru is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of  Vivo Activewear, a retail clothing business that was started in 2011. Initially inspired by a love for dance and …
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Start-up Stories: AAKS
4 years ago

Start-up Stories: AAKS

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, the glamourous Ghanaian behind gorgeous new accessories line AAKS, likes to say she is fond of sunsets. Her love for color is abundantly clear from her vibrant …
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Lupita Nyong’o in Maki Oh at Homecoming Event in Kenya
4 years ago

Lupita Nyong’o in Maki Oh at Homecoming Event in Kenya

Leading fashion label Maki Oh continues to prove a hit amongst Hollywood’s fashion elites as Lupita Nyong’o wears two classic hand-painted and hand-dyed pieces by one of Africa’s …
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