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.
Embracing the Ethical in African-inspired Fashion - Africa Fashion Week London is Nearly Here!
Africa Fashion Week London is Europe’s largest event for African and African-inspired fashion. This year’s Africa Fashion Week London will be at Olympia West Hall on Friday 8th August and Saturday 9th August 2014. Top designers will be showcasing collections on the catwalk including British designer Ade Bakare from Nigeria and Adama Paris from Senegal, and emerging designers such as Tsholo from…
STORY FOR THE CONSUMER WITH A CONSCIENCE - ETHICAL FASHION LAUNCHES AT GATHER&SEE.COM
Brand new website Gather&See offers carefully curated collections from the very best in sustainable fashion talent from around the world. Showcasing designers who pride themselves on aesthetics as much as their ethics, the website presents sustainable fashion in a fresh and innovative way.
The 15 brands available include established ethical names such as Lalesso, A Peace Treaty jewellery and…
King of Prints - Duro Olowu presents More Material in NYC - ends Aug 1st!
It is the last couple weeks for London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu new group show and separate pop-up boutique of fashion and art at Salon 94 Bowery. A sequel to the designer’s 2012 installation at Salon 94 Freemans, the show presents selections of contemporary and vintage art and photography, textiles, furniture, ceramics and objets trouvés. Alongside this is a boutique featuring limited…
MAYAMIKO DESIGNED LAUNCHES NEW WOMEN’S COLLECTION AND ONLINE BOUTIQUE
Mayamiko Designed has launched its full ‘New Season’ clothing range for on-trend, fashion conscious women. The collection, which includes striking dresses and coordinating separates, is made from traditional ‘chitenje’ printed fabrics, all sourced from the bustling markets of Malawi (Eastern Africa) and also features hand-dyed batiks.
Photographed by Charlotte Rutherford, the retro-styled look-…
Changing Perceptions, Building Synergies & Doing Business - Origin Africa Back for 2014
ORIGIN AFRICA is both an event and an ongoing effort dedicated to improving African Cotton, Textile and Apparel trade. It involves collaboration with producers across the cotton value chain from farm to fashion including accessories suppliers, home textile and décor to develop, guide and promote African trade. The event will highlight the creativity and innovation of the African cotton, textile…
Lemlem - Handcrafted, Effortless, Modern and Luxury for the Summer
While Europe is experiencing an influx of summer heatwaves, for many countries on the continent like Ethiopia this is just normal. Either way Lemlem – a modern, handcrafted luxury brand by model Liya Kebede, has presented us with an option of gorgeous pieces to keep us cool from the office to the beach.
Established in 2007 by top international, Ethiopian born Supermodel,actress and former World…
Hub of Africa Fashion Week is back in Ethiopia for 2014! EVENT
This year, the Hub of Africa Fashion Week is pleased to present The Editorial Edition. It was created to fill the void of African Designers on the global platform. To not only highlight the best of the best African designers, but to also build international awareness to the growing fashion industry on the continent.
Both the founders, Linda Murithi and Mahlet Teklemariam, feel that with the…
Lalesso - Introduction to the Resort SS15 Collection
Lalesso is one of those jewels in fashion, a must see, a must find, a must have.
As one of Africa’s Luxury fashion and lifestyle brands it speaks its own story by supporting an entirely transparent, sustainable, eco and ethical production facility in Kenya as well as South Africa. Having visited the Kenyan factory that produces their collections we can vouch for them being one of the best in East…
Register for free now 4th Future Fabrics Expo at Fashion SVP this September! TRADE EVENT
The Sustainable Angle is delighted to invite you to the fourth Future Fabrics Expo inside Fashion SVP fashion manufacturing and sourcing fair at the Olympia Central Exhibition Centre, London, on 28th – 30th September 2014.
The Sustainable Angle is an award winning not for profit organization which initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimizing the environmental impact of industry…
LAURENCEAIRLINE SPRING SUMMER 2014 LOOKBOOK
Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud is the creative director and founder of Laurence Airline who is known to spend her time between Abidjan and Paris and this is the reason why every season the label has a very strong African yet an equally strong European spirit to the collection.
Laurence Airline is known for its prints and this SS14 still continues showcase prints but even more for this season with a…
Support the LULEA campaign for Luxury Leather in Africa
Lulea stands for LUxury LEather Africa and was founded in 2011 by premium leather accessories designer Edmond Chesneau. Chesneau began his career in Ireland as a designer under the tuition of a former master craftsman from internationally-renowned luxury leather goods house, Hermes. A trip to Kenya to teach a masterclass in leather craft techniques inspired Edmonds well honed entrepreneurial…
Eki Orleans AW14 collection goes all Rhythmic
Showcasing her elegant floaty designs, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans has created a beautiful AW14 collection that highlights the best feature in all women—their inner goddess.
Fashion Africa book featured designer Eki Orleans presents her AW14 collection. She asks us to imagine the hypnotic beat of African drums, the seductive rhythm of salsa and dancing to samba on a balmy night in Rio, and you have the…
CHiCHiA SS14 | REMINISCENCE - Recalling Time Forgotten
Bringing back a sense of fun into your closet, the CHiCHiA Spring/ Summer 2014 mini collection entitled ‘Reminiscence’ recalls a sometimes forgotten time; ones childhood. The collection focuses on the idea of being grown up but still wanting to have fun in clothes and dressing up to feel happy, channeling a youthful innocence. An elusive colour palette of muted sugary pastel tones sit alongside…
Source Summit - the 3D edition this July!
In two weeks, on the 22nd July in London, fashion professionals from every part of the supply chain will unite for an intensive networking and training event dedicated to driving forward the 3 dimensional bottom line of those taking part (people, planet, profit).
The day will kick off with inspiring panel discussions and key notes speeches, covering groundbreaking new initiatives, the latest tren…