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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 […]

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 […]

Le Tabouret D’Or – Luxury AFRICAN FASHION E-Boutique

November 5, 2011

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“African Fashion” is continuing to rise up. And boutiques are popping up everywhere we look which is fantastic! Even this week we were asked about the availability of African fashion the USA and it was just by chance that we were told about LE TABOURET D’OR. Headquartered in Dallas, Le Tabouret D’Or is a privately […]

Africa Fashion Week and Trade Show – 2011

October 18, 2011

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The time is upon us again! This is the week not to be missed in the African fashion calender!! The premier fashion events company promoting African fashion on the African continent AFRICAN FASHION INTERNATIONAL (AFI) will be presenting African fashion and creative talent in a manner that makes local talent globally relevant and ensures that the world has market access to […]

A Letter to You from Christie Brown

October 18, 2011

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Christie Brown was founded in March 2008 with the launch of the brand’s first run way show in Accra, Ghana. Creative Director, Aisha Obuobi has since grown the brand and led it to win major global awards including “The Emerging Designer of the Year” for the year 2009 at Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa. Christie […]

African Fashion Scarves for the Winter Months

October 10, 2011

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We have noticed a movement within African fashion to include accessories and in particular scarves and not just for the winter season. We have spotted a few that we really love and wished to highlight to you as you prepare to wrap up for the winter months. Feeling a wee bit chilly don’t you think […]

The AFG book launch – EVENT update – Director’s feedback

October 3, 2011

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Wow, wow, WOW! Oh what a night!!! The AfricaFashionGuide book launch was certainly one of a kind – definitely a night with a difference and after all my efforts, determination and hard work to bring this night to you I truly needed a day’s rest :) This way I could start afresh to prepare all […]

‘Fashion Africa’ the book – Available – BUY NOW!!

October 3, 2011

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afr Launched in 2011, Jacqueline Shaw, Founder and Director of Africa Fashion Guide has released her book on African fashion entitled ‘Fashion Africa – a Visual Overview of Contemporary African Fashion’ with an aim to celebrate the fashion scene in Africa and the Diaspora through images, interviews, beautiful modern illustrations and critical analysis on sourcing, production as […]

Trading on the Gold Coast since 1444 – Designer PROFILE

August 21, 2011

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Gold Coast Trading is a clothing company created by Nigerian born Emeka Alams which brings together traditional Africa cultures and the Western world. Emeka calls this label his ‘effort to get back to that time’ meaning that time when: “We would gather in large numbers to mourn with those who mourn and to rejoice with those […]

Ghana presents Fashion – Ghana Fashion Design Week

August 20, 2011

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Ghana Fashion & Design Week Show (GFDW), is an event we are very excited about. Various fashion events have been tried in Ghana such as the proposal of The Clothes Show Ghana but they never reach fruition of have the full effect as desired. With the many popular designers of Ghanaian heritage in the Diaspora […]

Africa Fashion Week London EVENT Update

August 20, 2011

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he first African Fashion Week London took place on the 5th and 6th August 2011 at Gibson Hall in London. The hype, the talk, the excitement raised was all worth it as though the pressure was on being the first of many I am sure, the expectancy was high but overall beside some issues (the […]

StylishDay hosts FAB Magazine Launch Party – EVENT update

August 14, 2011

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FAB magazine stands for Fabulous, African, Black and is one of the fastest growing fashion magazines in Africa. Their latest issue is called the ‘Escapism Issue’ and they held their FAB Magazine UK launch party on the 7th August at the very swish venue – RS Lounge. The FAB event went on from 2pm till […]

Kicking it with Kwabena and Kayobi Clothing

June 21, 2011

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At AFG we love visionaries and entrepreneurs in the African fashion and textile industry and so recently met up with Kwabena Boateng of Kayobi clothing to hear his story, his vision and his plans for the future. Born in the UK – the third born out of 7 boys, Kwabena moved to Ghana at  three […]

Africa comes to London WEEK – reminder! 2 must visit EVENTS

June 20, 2011

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REMINDER, REMINDER, REMINDER!! - this week there are 2 great events regarding African fashion and culture going on providing the opportunity to discuss, listen, learn, network and influence. 1st up is the talk by Arise magazine editors as part of the Earls Court Festival WED 22nd June Helen Jennings, editor of one of our favourite glossy […]

Ethical Fashion Innovation Award – deadline approaching COMPETITION

June 4, 2011

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The deadline is fast approaching for 2011 edition of the EFF INNOVATION award which reward and promote pioneers. It was initiated by the Ethical Fashion Forum an organisation that aims to support new emerging designers and businesses particularly in the ethical fashion arena so the awards are based firstly on original, innovative, yet outstanding design, […]

AFWNY – a month to go! – Upcoming Event

June 3, 2011

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This must attend event is just over a month to go. Open from the Thursday July 14th to Saturday July 16th – the 2011 edition of AFRICA FASHION WEEK NY begins. AFG contributor Makeda Scille will be attending this popular fashion event. The vision of the 3-day event is to “Break through the New York fashion noise allow […]