Africa Feature

#TDSCREATIVES: THE SURREAL SELLY RABY KANE STYLE
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AW17 [Image: Selly Raby Kane]   Fashion has always been a great portal for storytelling and art-expression. A fact that Selly Raby Kane has been reiterating since the launch of her eponymous brand in 2012. The Senegalese designer is considered...
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Zuvaa- Connecting your skills with your passion [Africa Feature: Nigeria/USA]
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Necessity. The mother of invention led Nigerian-American entrepreneur Kelechi Anyadiegwu to create the online platform ‘Zuvaa’ which means “sunshine” in the Shona language from Zimbabwe. The online marketplace is devoted to modern African design that embraces figure-flattering shapes, with sizes up...
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Creating the Connection: lemlem [Africa Feature – Ethiopia/Kenya ]
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Actress. Supermodel. Entrepreneur. Liya Kebede branched into the world of fashion design in a bid to support indigenous weavers in her home country, Ethiopia. Noticing that the local craft-based businesses were struggling, she launched ‘Lemlem’ which is Amharic for ‘to...
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KISUA: African fashion to the world
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  KISUA, which is Kiswahili for ‘Well-dressed person’, has a significant business element of presenting a more comprehensive narrative of the African continent. How Inspiration struck According to an interview with True Africa, it was Mensah’s habit of gift giving after...
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TDS Top Style Picks
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We’ve past the mid mark of the year where all the months start to blend together and next thing you know the Christmas trees are up; reminding you of all the shopping you still haven’t done. Gasp. But in-between, we...
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Branding Kenya Fashion Hub June Series Editors Note
Branding Kenya as a Fashion Hub – June Series
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Editor's Note_____________ This month we look into how to brand Kenya as a fashion destination and the lessons we can learn from other countries. What does it mean for a country to be deemed a fashion destination? Fashion hubs like Dubai...
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TDS Voices: Model – Philomena Kwao
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In the highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2016, runs an ad launched by plus-size swimwear retailer - Swimsuits for All - that has already caught mass attention. The #swimsexy campaign features top plus-size model Ashley Graham, 56 year old...
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TDS ‘African Fashion Bloggers to Follow’ 2016
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As the rest of the Fashion world turns to the African continent for inspiration, so should your Instagram feed. Here are some of the continent's bloggers that caught our attention for giving off all that sartorial inspiration and then some....
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Best of: SFW15 and LFDW15
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Fashion Week! It’s over!! [add dramatic but fashionable crying] we couldn’t finish this TDS Blog series dedicated to all things Fashion Week, without looking at some successful representatives from  East and West Africa. Namely the Swahili Fashion Week (SFW) and...
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Best of: #MBFWJ16
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Patterns, colour, texture and silhouettes. These were the common themes seen on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg 2016 (MBFWJ16). Africa Fashion International (AFI) in partnership with Mercedes Benz kicked of the South African edition in Johannesburg which went down on...
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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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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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