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Africa Feature: Ethiopian Designer – YEFIKER
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We came upon this incredible designer label in Ethiopia called YEFIKER. The designer is Fikirte Addis, a young emerging Designer from Addis Ababa who takes cultural cotton fabrics and turns them into a ready to wear collection for the modern...
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African Feature [Ghana]: Christie Brown – the culturally rich and opulent side of Africa
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We fell upon this talented designer, Christie Brown, a Ghanaian based luxury women's fashion brand aims to satisfy the stylish urge of "that modern woman who seeks a true taste of Africa". At Christie Brown, their aim is to infuse...
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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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La Kwetu
NEW TO TDS: La Kwetu – Empowering Africa Through Design
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‘Hello, I’m Michelle. The Co-founder of La Kwetu, although my background is in aerospace engineering.’ The 26-year old entrepreneur laughs as we unsuccessfully try to conceal our shock and bewilderment. We had questions. We thought this would be a simple...
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Kahaari
KAHAARI: Extending African Print To The Boardroom & Beyond
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Who says African print should be confined to special occasions? Certainly not Kahaari (ka-haa-ri). Originating from the Swahili word “Kifahari”, which means elegant, this Made in Kenya brand wants to make African prints and designs a staple in the casual...
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HS: Saadique Ryklief – South African Multi Award-Winning Hairstylist
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In March 2018, Marie Claire SA hosted the Marie Claire Image Makers 2018 to honour the team of creatives behind-the-scenes. An event that gives recognition to the stylists, designers and artists whose skills, talent and influence make an impact in...
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NAMSA LEUBA: Visualizing African Identity Through Western Eyes
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“There is a great richness in being of mixed cultures.” ~ Namsa Leuba Born in 1982 to a Guinean mother and Swiss father, Namsa Leuba is an African-European who has had exposure to both cultures and histories. However, having grown...
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AFRICA’S CREATIVE REVOLUTION: Changing The African Narrative
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‘Africa ain’t no jungle. This is a Revolution and Creativity is our weapon.’ That’s just one of the many quotes that will jump out at you when you visit the One Source LIVE website. If you haven’t heard about it,...
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VANLELES DIAMONDS: From Africa To Bond Street With Love
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“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend,” a famous lyric sang by the late Marilyn Monroe and a mantra for many. But then 2006 brought ‘Blood Diamonds’ to our cinemas and...
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LUXURY FEATURE: Taibo Bacar. Semi-colon
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If there is a list of African designers that require little to no introduction, Taibo Bacar is certainly on it. We first spoke (read gushed) about this designer from Mozambique in our 2015 article titled, ‘Africa Feature: Taibo Bacar. Full...
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OKAPI: The African Unicorn with a Knack for Positive Luxury
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The Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, has always inspired intrigue and curiosity. This antelope’s elusive nature earned it the nickname ‘African Unicorn’ when it was discovered at the turn of the century in the anthropological...
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TAUNINA: Luxury Teddy-bear Heirlooms Made In South Africa
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You could argue that the teddy bear was the iconic accessory of your childhood. It had a name and a special place in your room, as well as, your heart. But what if you made it something more? Something that...
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GALAGO SHOES: Endless Sandal Options Made in South Africa
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Your everyday wardrobe could be a source of inspiration. For a perfect example, you need not look further than key examples such as the kanga, kikoy or kiondo basket. For the longest time, many of us in the East African...
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Inspired by Africa: TAWIA DESIGNS by Emmanuel Tawia
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It started with a compliment. While in college, founder - Emmanuel Tawia King -  would make shoes as a hobby. By simply wearing his designs, he’d receive compliments and inquiries on where they could purchase a pair as well. However,...
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