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Duro Olowu Decorates The White House for Christmas
4 years ago

Duro Olowu Decorates The White House for Christmas

Nigerian-born, London-based designer Duro Olowu was recently enlisted by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America, to decorate The White House for 2015 Christmas celebrations.


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Mawusi: Inspired by Ghana
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Becoming Hayet Rida: That Girl
4 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
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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Confident and Classy with Kamokini
4 years ago

Confident and Classy with Kamokini

A fast-rising favourite of Nigerian celebrities from Samantha Dinka to Adeola Ariyo, Kamokini is a Nigeria-based swimsuit line that aims to make women look and feel good. On …
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Styled by Africa Goes Brick-and-Mortar
4 years ago

Styled by Africa Goes Brick-and-Mortar

Earlier this year, Ayiba met up in Lagos with the ladies behind one of our favorite boutiques, Styled by Africa. In that interview, we chatted with them about …
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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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