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We have a New Home! www.africafashionguide.com

January 17, 2012

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Featured Essay – Africa’s Counter-intuitive Comparative Advantage in Luxury Goods

January 9, 2012

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We were inspired by this article submitted to a recent USAID/DEVEX.com competition. It was about one’s vision for Africa in 2025. The author of this essay is Chris Markl, President, Kourage Athletics who have previously featured. Africa’s Counterintuitive Comparative Advantage in Luxury Goods  Export-led growth is a fundamental tool in transforming both economies and workers lives.  […]

Africa + Fashion + Love – turning waste into Fashion

January 8, 2012

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Fashion. love, Africa was founded in June 2010, by designer Ryan Clements traveled to Nakuru, Kenya. Whist there he met people living in extreme poverty on a visit to the Gioto Garbage Slum, most of them being single mothers with children. It became a desire and a drawing on his heart to help these women. […]

R’ashion – Recycled Fashion in Zambia – Project PROFILE

January 8, 2012

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I initially came across Taryn Hipwell through a social networking site and loved her project from the beginning as it has brought environmental issues of waste reduction in Africa and fashion together in one place as well as education. Taryn is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, where she grew up climbing trees, planting flowers and re-designing […]

Introducing Heart 365 Emporium: Uhuru’s Wings: Freedom to Fly

January 7, 2012

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The beauty and craft of the Maasai culture is one that is loved and celebrated not only by East Africans. We have recently seen many designers both local and international draw inspiration from this.  Beadwork practiced by the Maasai’s have decorated and made beautiful long before they began to inspire designers and artists around the […]

Fashion Designer’s Association Of Nigeria 3-Day Fashion Festival EVENT

January 7, 2012

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Fashion has risen to the level of cultural acceptance in Africa and though it has been said to represent $1 trillion of World’s Gross Income, Africa is yet to take her place economically. Recent news with Vogue Italia Editor-In-Chief Franca Sozzani visiting Nigeria’s fashion capital – Lagos with Roberto Cavalli and previously in Ghana to […]

Timeless Asakeoge – Designer PROFILE

January 5, 2012

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Asakeoge stands for the bold, creative passion that symbolizes a fashion forward brand and the designs are aimed at the daring for whom uniqueness and individuality is key. The label showcases the perfect blending of exotic prints with western silhouettes to create an exquisite ‘must have’ cocktail piece. Their passion for individuality and everything avant-garde is apparent […]

Sylvia Owori – Fresh New Bags from Uganda

January 4, 2012

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Renowned Ugandan designer Sylvia Owori, who in 2011 was named ambassador for the USA based Alicia Keys founded charity Keep a Child Alive,  started her Sylvia Owori foundation in 2010. It is a non profit organisation which aims to raise awareness and resources for different causes within Uganda and the African continent at large. Following up on the […]

Africa Fashion Week London 2012 = Part Deux – EVENT

January 4, 2012

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Did you check out our Africa Fashion Calender yet? If you did you would have already been in the know about London’s hot Africa fashion event. That’s right, Africa Fashion Week London is back for 2012 with their 2nd EDITION: When: FRIDAY 3rd & SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2012 Where: LONDON’S OLDEST & ONE OF ITS […]

Africa Fashion Guide prediction….2012 = Fashion’s Year of Africa

December 30, 2011

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WOW another year has ended. It has been an eventful year for us here at Africa Fashion Guide. We launched on April 1st 2011 online; We self published one of the first coffee table books on contemporary African fashion entitled aptly, FASHION AFRICA (Have you bought your copy yet? You can still purchase your copy […]

Berg Publishers presents Africa

December 22, 2011

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‘Africa’ is a single reference volume on dress and fashion in this region. The volume was originally part of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, which explores, in 760 articles and 3.6 million words, the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. The ten volumes have been made available individually for the first […]

Source4Style 2.0 Takes Materials Sourcing To The Next Level

December 21, 2011

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Source4Style, the first trends-driven global sourcing marketplace for the fashion and design industry recently launched the 2.0 version of their site. Since the launch of its pilot in October 2010, Source4Style has brought together independent designers and apparel brands with the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable fabrics to connect and do business through an e-commerce […]

Couture de Burundi – Country PROFILE

December 20, 2011

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Fashion in Burundi is ‘Off the hook’! Did I say that? I most certainly did. In my almost three years of living with and among Burundians, and now as a Burundian myself, I can safely say that Burundians are very fashionable people. I have read in previous articles, especially online, stories of present day Burundians […]

Live, Love, Loza! – SS12 collection – Designer PROFILE

December 19, 2011

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Loza Maléombho is a women’s ready to wear clothing line based in New York with women empowerment, social and economic trades in West Africa. Set up by Brazilian born Loza Maléombho, who is of Ivorian and Central African origins, in 2009. Loza was raised in Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire (West Africa) and in 2000 she moved to the […]

Mikuti – Socially Conscious Jewelry – Company PROFILE

December 19, 2011

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Mikuti, a socially active company that creates unique pieces of jewelry, as well as an income for people living in the Meru District of Tanzania.  Inspired by the beauty of the Swahili Coast and the magnificent landscapes of East Africa, Mikuti seeks to merge the world of jewelry, fashion, and mindful economic development. Mikuti means […]

Mozambique Fashion Week – advertise in Batik

December 18, 2011

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Starting with just 10 designers and 10 models, Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW), was created 7 years ago with the aim of showcasing the creativity and originality of Mozambican people. Today the event is much more than a week of fashion, it is now one of the biggest fashion events in Africa with an aim to […]