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MANGISHI DOLL (MD): The Afro-Eclectic Print Queen
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Made in Zambia, Mangishi Doll (MD) is a contemporary, ready to wear line that embraces bold prints and vibrant styles. Founder and fashion designer, Kapasa Musonda, unique selling point is her ability to effortlessly fuse vibrant and authentic prints and...
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Interdependence II MBOISA 2019 Winner
And the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019 is…
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The Interdependence II bench by Houtlander is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019. Members of the public had the opportunity to anonymously vote for a total of 10 ‘nominees’ via an online process. Announced on Friday 1...
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KUBA: The Textile That Was Eco-Friendly Before It Was En Vogue
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The Kuba cloth, which is indigenous to the Kuba people, originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Between the 17th and early 20th century, the Kuba Kingdom (which is now the South Eastern region of the DRC) was one...
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SHWESHWE: The Colourful Cotton Fabric, Made In South Africa
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Shweshwe, also known as isishweshwe and shoeshoe, is a cotton fabric that comes in a variety of hues and intricate print designs. It was originally dyed indigo, which is why its formal name is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’. Printed on...
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BÒGÒLANFINI: Mali Mud Cloth
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You know it. Your pinterest décor board loves it. It’s the Mali mud cloth. Aka Bògòlanfini. Aka the only time your mother will ever permit the presence of mud on your clothing. [Image: Earth Africa Curio]   Made by the...
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HOUSE OF THAIRU: In Conversation With Steve Thairu
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We’re going to be honest with you. After speaking to Steve Thairu we weren’t sure how we would write this article on the House of Thairu. The 22 year old designer is a dreamer with a whimsical outlook on life....
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J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE: Keeping Stories Alive Through Photography
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“I want more conscious photographers who are very aware of what they’re shooting and what they’re trying to say with their work. That way, they’ll make meaningful work that will outlive them,” Mutua Matheka mentioned this quote during his interview...
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Hallmarks of Luxury: What Makes It Tick & What Doesn’t
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If we rounded up every style icon to date and asked them to define luxury, we’d have: Catchphrases for days Very varied opinions That’s partly because luxury is such a multifaceted and complex subject. It’s an idiosyncratic topic that will...
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INSPIRE: Tech & Innovation Concepts in Jewellery You Need to See
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What is your X Factor? That USP that makes a customer or competitor stop in their tracks and give your product their undivided attention. Jewellery, like any other business, is a competitive landscape that battles for customer loyalty. While the...
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Material Movements: A Guide to Athleisure Fabrics
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Comfort. Durability. Flexibility. Luxury. These four elements are the mantra of athleisure’s fabrics. As their final product needs to be able to integrate flawlessly into an active and social lifestyle, textiles used to execute athleisure need to support functional and...
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TDS Design Trends: Kenyan Born Sculptor Stanislaw Trzebinski
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[Image: Courtesy of Stanislaw Trzebinski]   Stanislaw Trzebinski has always been surrounded by art. Born in Kenya, this sculptor of Polish, German & English decent grew up in a family of driven creatives and eccentrics. With his mother, Anna Trzebinski, a...
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The Whimsical and Wonderful Pieces of London Fashion Week Fall 2017
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“There are different forms of resistance. Sometimes just the fact that one continues to do what one is doing is also a way of speaking out for something,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This quote beautifully describes what seems to have been...
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TDS Designer Focus: Le Collane Di Betta
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Someone once said that jewellery, like biographies, is a story that tells the many chapters of our lives. What better way to punctuate that than with statement pieces that border on art? Elisabetta Capolino, with her rich Italian design background...
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Fashion Film Friday: Thread… well sort of
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXW5aPSjElA   Today was meant to be a Fashion Film Friday event, showcasing the 2013 THREAD documentary. We’ve tried in vain to find the full documentary, but thankfully the trailer still raises some important issues. The fashion industry and...
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