This Africa Fashion Guide TUMBLR brings you AFRICAN FASHION with a visual focus on the full supply chain of the African textile industry with an ethical perspective.
Baobab-Brazil - Afro Urban Fashion - DESIGNER
The Baobab tree is a familiar, yet ancient tree that grows on African soil, and it symbolizes ancestral knowledge. Baobab-Brazil, is a brand of clothing and accessories, created in 2006 in the city of São Paulo by Brazilian journalist and stylist Dara Tenka. The designer was inspired by the relationship between Africa and Brazil and through this brand creates bridges between cultures. It is…
AFROPOLIS Brings to London The Art & Style Weekend | Designers Applications Now Open - EVENT
SAVE THE DATE: 18-19 October 2014 / LONDON / HOXTON-SQUARE – An event NOT to be missed!
As part of their African Renaissance exhibition (14-19 October 14) AFRO-POLIS, is inviting tastemakers, cool kids and African dandies, to the Art & Style weekend for two days of Art, Fashion, Gastronomy and Music. #TheAfricanTouch
Bringing the Africant heat to London, the Old White Cube, in Hoxton square,…
Welcome to JEKKAH - Sourced, Designed and Manufactured in The Gambia,
JEKKAH is the fun and funky brand that will bring a bit of African colour to your life. Founded in 2013, they design and manufacture their African Inspired Clothing made from 100% cotton African Wax Print materials in The Gambia, West Africa. JEKKAH is a word taken from the Wolof language which is a language spoken by over 10 million people in West Africa, mainly in Senegal and the The Gambia.…
Yevu - Wax-Print Apparel, Ethically Made in Ghana - DESIGNER
YEVU is a clothing line that is ethically made in Ghana, West Africa.YEVU, which means “white woman” in the local Ewe language, was a word that Anna Robertson heard daily as she navigated the lively and chaotic city of Accra. Anna spent 12 months living and working in the capital and was amazed at the history of traditional ‘wax’ print – the 100% cotton fabric worn on the streets in an array of…
Fashion DNA - Nigeria X UK - COLAB
Fashion DNA will bring together a range of designers, practitioners and institutions from across Nigeria and the UK to explore new ways of working through a range of seminars, workshops and networking sessions.
Fashion DNA is a 3-day programme (2-4 September 2014) aimed at building the capacity of 10-15 emerging fashion designers in Lagos, Nigeria. The programme will deliver a variety of business…
South African Fashion and Cultural Week comes to London - EVENT
The first ever South Africa Fashion & Culture Week (SAFACW) will be held in London on Saturday 6th September 2014 at the Banking Hall, Cornhill, London EC3V 3DN.
The Show will bring together exciting and emerging talents of fashion designers from South Africa with the long term objective of establishing a Fashion & Culture Week to showcase South African fashion and accessories. The SAFACW Show…
GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week Announces Dates for 2014 Fashion Week - October 29 to November 1, 2014
Call for entries for LFDW Fashion Focus 2014
The Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (GTBank LFDW) is set to take place from October 29th to November 1st 2014 for the 4th year running. The GTBank LFDW has been at the helm of the Nigerian fashion industry by ensuring that African designers have a platform to show case their collections annually and seek out various opportunities for…
Pan African Designers, Grey from Nigeria, Osei Duro from Ghana, Sophie Zinga from Senegal & Thula Sindi from South Africa Head to Nigeria for the 1st Time Inauguration - 31st of August.
For 5 years, Le Petit Marche – The Little Market, birth in Nigeria to mirror the popular Portobello Market in London has been a shopping favourite since its launch in 2009, it has successfully gathered the best of the city’s high street fashion brands and Fashionistas – monthly all under one roof, since its launch, every last Sunday of the month!
For every anniversary, there has been a theme…
Life, Experience and Edginess - We introduce Andrea Iyamah - DESIGNER
Andrea Iyamah, the creative director and founder of the brand was inspired by her passion for painting. In 2011 at the age of 17, she released her first collection ‘Dinma’ which showcased her flare for vibrancy and rich textures.
At an early age of 11, Andrea iyamah occupied herself with fashion illustrations and often found herself tuned into FTV (Fashion television). Her mother…
Othelia by Kluk CGDT x SPREE x Vlisco
If as one of our readers you have yet to hear about Kluk CGDT then you need to hear about them now! And we apologise for not introducing you to them as of yet. Kluk CGDT is a premier fashion label from South Africa, and an international award winning SA fashion house set up by the creative duo Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriël Du Toit.
The KLûK CGDT brand is well known for the sophistication in…
Bearing Witness: Embroidery as History in Post-Apartheid South Africa - EXHIBITION
Showing from September 7th to December 7th , The Fowler Museum presents their next textile exhibition entitled Bearing Witness: Embroidery as History in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
A great new EXHIBITION featuring Artists from two community art groups—The Mapula Embroidery Project, founded in 1991 in the Winterveldt area outside Pretoria, and Kaross Workers, founded in 1989 on a citrus farm…
New Colab - Printex Ghana and Ohema Ohene create ‘OH! PRINTEX’
Printex Ghana and Ohema Ohene have come together under a collaboration line ‘OH! PRINTEX’
Building on Printex’s history of Black and White prints, Ohema Ohene have designed and manufactured a fun and wearable line. OH! PRINTEX is an exciting new limited edition range of Men’s and ladies Occasional clothing.
The collaboration was a solution to a problem most lovers of African prints face, the lack…
ÒKUN Beachwear POP-STORE LAUNCH ends August 31st - BOUTIQUE
From last Saturday the 16th of August ÒKUN Beachwear celebrated the official opening of their Summer Pop-up. They’ve taken residence in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials just in time for their spectacular Spotlight Street Festival to which they added uplifting African vibes.Their vibrant and colourful swim shorts and espadrilles are already catching the eye of passers by as is their interior design…
Fowler in Focus: Yards of Style, African - Print Cloths of Ghana - EXHIBITION
The Fowler Museum at UCLA is one of the country’s most respected institutions devoted to exploring the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. Their latest exhibition is Yards of Style, African Print Cloths of Ghana and is on from August 24th until December 14th and we would recommend you attend if based on the west coast of USA.
They describe how “the larger…
The Base Project - Made in Africa
The Base Project is a socially-motivated fashion brand building a bridge between artisans in the developing world and the US fashion market. Through their fashion products they create jobs and invest in community development projects. Founded by entrepreneurial twin brothers, Chris and Doug Akin, The Base Project scours the globe, partnering with local artisans to design and produce…