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The Fashion Blogger April Series for The Designers Studio
The Fashion Blogger – April Series
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Blogging is the modern phenomenon where people are sharing their lives digitally and for Fashion Bloggers, our topic this Month, they have become independent publishers in their own rights. Fashion bloggers have become a force to be reckoned in the...
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So what is it about Fashion Week?
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So, what is it about Fashion Week? In fact, why do we have fashion weeks? As a designer, why is participation in fashion week important? Beyond the lights, camera, action; there is more to it than simply the social event....
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The House of Tayo from Rwanda
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Right next door to us in beautiful Rwanda is the House of Tayo, a meanswear brand that seeks to showcase Africa in its best form one bow tie at a time. Founded in 2011, the brand showcases African sophistication, style...
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Rock them sneaks with Sawa Shoes. Images subject to copyright ©SAWAShoes Fall Winter
Rock these Sneaks with Sawa Shoes
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Championed by surfers, skateboarders and geeks, sneakers brought a culture shift in the 1980s. It no longer became a strange sight to find sneakers making its way even into the office. Sneakers work perfectly with your favorite jeans for social...
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L A U R E N C E A I R L I N E from Côte d'Ivoire. . Images sourced and subject to copyright ©LAURENCEAIRLINE
L A U R E N C E A I R L I N E from Côte d’Ivoire
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L A U R E N C E A I R L I N E is a menswear brand by one of the most promising fashion designer. Laurence Chauvin- Buthaud founded her menswear brand in 2010 and the name is...
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100 Years of Fashion ©MODE
Our Top 8 Menswear Fashion Video Picks
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As a result of indecisiveness and wanting to cover so many interesting videos we came across, we thought of putting them all here. So here are our top 8 menswear fashion video picks. There were too many to select so...
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MaXhosa by Laduma – “My Heritage, My Inheritance” –Africa Feature The Designers Studio Photos subject to copyright and courtesy of ©Laduma Ngxokolo
MaXhosa by Laduma – “My Heritage, My Inheritance” – Africa Feature South Africa
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Inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork, Laduma Ngxokolo is a South African textile and knitwear designer best known for his men’s knitwear range. The brand, MaXhosa by Laduma, was established in 2010 with a desire to explore knitwear design solution that...
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Lukhanyo Mdingi x Nicholas Coutts Finale Generation Africa © Giovanni Giannoni (2)
Generation Africa, Pitti Immagine x Ethical Fashion Initiative, Italy, 2016 [Watch]
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This was the second collaboration with Pitti Imagine at the 89th Edition of Pitti Uomo with menswear brands selected by ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative for its African Designers Programme. Its mandate is to raise awareness not only on Africa fashion...
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Generation Africa Designers selected by Ethical Fashion Initiative for Pitti Uomo 89, ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative AKJP, Ikire Jones, Lukhanyo Mdingi x Nicholas Coutts & Ur
ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative Generation Africa Show at Pitti Uomo 89
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Pitti Uomo 89 is the most important international event for menswear and accessories collection and for launch of new men fashion projects. On Thursday 14th January 2016, the spotlight shone on Africa’s talents with Generation Africa with the special event...
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The Sartorial Man February Series with The Designers Studio
The Sartorial Man
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Gone are the days when fashion was mostly about women. These days, men are playing a significant role in the industry and they have a part to play in what they want to wear. Bottom line: men want to look...
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Bush Princess: a fusion of elegance and culture #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Bush Princess: a fusion of elegance and culture
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Bush Princess is an ethical fashion brand that specializes in chic handbags. The designer and founder is Charlotte Lefbvre, who moved to Kenya in 2008 with her family after falling in love with Kenya. Bush Princess’s handbags are a creative...
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Ghanaian heritage with a British twist by Ohema Ohene #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Ghanaian heritage with a British twist by Ohema Ohene
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Ohema Ohene is a British fashion brand that was created in 2008 by British born Ghanaian designer Abenaa Pokuaa. The brand specializes in African inspired fashion, more specifically, its Ghanaian heritage with a British twist. As a matter of fact,...
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Do you think you are beautiful: Dove's 'Choose Beautiful' campaign #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Do you think you are beautiful: Dove’s ‘Choose Beautiful’ campaign
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This year, the hugely successful Dove campaign for Real Beauty turned eleven years old. Not only has the campaign been useful in encouraging diversity in beauty, it has also been one of most successful advertising campaigns of the decade. According...
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TOSHA, handmade with class #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
TOSHA, handmade with class
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TOSHA is an emerging Kenyan brand that specializes on jewellery and watches. The brand aims to have its costumers wearing creative and unique pieces. TOSHA is a Kiswahili word that means enough, the reason for this name is that TOSHA...
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