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Meet The Bloggers Influencing African Fashion

<i>This post was previously published on the Chayet Chiénin's blog, Nothing but the wax.</i><p>Bloggers can seriously influence the way industries think -- in fashion and beyond. It's not for nothing that famous brands, big and small, enlist the services of these bloggers like crazy. These trendspotters, on …

Curvy

An Illustrative Identity of Fashion and Style Throughout African-American History and Movements

Fashion, throughout history, has created an illustrative identity within African-American history. Fashion is a statement and speaks volumes with little to no words. Within the black community, everything from cloth to churches to the forming of political movements (The Black Panther Party) and …

African Fashion Is Taking A Generation By Storm And Validating Its Importance

<i>This article was originally published on Chayet Chiénin's blog, Nothing but the wax.</i><p>Maison Château Rouge -- does that name ring a bell? It might not just yet, but it's the brand new Parisian label that has just come onto the fashion scene, subtly mixing the urban and streetwear worlds with the …

11 African Fashion Designers You NEED to Know About

Africa has been getting a lot of attention lately in the fashion world, and for good reason. From Nigeria to South Africa and everywhere in between, big talent is entering the international style game with something totally unique. And it’s not just the impeccable designs inspired by the colors, …

Op-Ed | All African Fashion Needs is Structure

Laura Eboa Songue<p>The success of a pan-African fashion industry hinges on the continent getting more organised, more efficient and more ROI-focused, …

Fashion Industry

lukhanyo mdingi and the changing world of south african fashion

Lukhanyo Mdingi sounds off on his super surreal lookbooks and why his country's creatives are ready to take the industry by storm.<p>Lukhanyo Mdingi is a waiter at an American diner in Cape Town. While the 23-year-old says that the job has encouraged him to be more outgoing and share stories with his …

The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion 'Tribal'

"Design is my tool for telling stories about my home."<p>You don't need to be a veteran style editor or a high-profile blogger to recognize the huge influence African culture has on the fashion industry. From the runways of Junya Watanabe to the racks of H&M, designers and brands have reinterpreted …

Meet the designer who is turning Maasai sandals and other African footwear into high fashion

<i>Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, is covering New York Fashion Week. Read her stories on Style Blog and follow her on Twitter: @robingivhan</i>.<p>Aurora James was raised in a small town near Toronto and spent much of her youth reading National Geographic. “We always had …

Ralph Lauren

AFRICAN PRINTS IN MOTION

AFRICAN PRINTS IN MOTION<p>Just like the talking drums of Africa, the patterns of African wax prints tell stories of relevance to the wearer, such as proverbs, poems and traditional African fables. The colors also hold significance as they can represent social standing, age, tribal orientation and marital status.<p>Whether its a wedding, party, naming or funeral ceremonies, textiles with beautiful patterns of assorted colors are sure to be observed! From traditional African Kente prints to African …

Kanga (sometimes known as khanga or leso) is a colorful popular garment worn by women and occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa. It is a piece of printed cotton fabric, often with a border along all four sides (called pindo in Swahili), a central part (mji) which differs in design from the borders and the writing (jina or ujumbe). The mji and jina are two features that usually give the kanga its local name, popularity and meaning. Kangas are usually rectangular in shape, each with their …

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