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The Importance of a Fashion Council
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Fashion changes. Trends come and go, fashion houses crumble or are vindicated and each country has its own influences and inspiration in fashion. However, one thing is clear in countries that realise the true potential of their fashion industry; they...
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Fashion Blogging – what exactly is it anyway?
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I know what you’re thinking. This blog post is pointless since you already know exactly what fashion blogging is. But do you? At face value, fashion blogging appears to be a white canvas website that has pretty pictures, tips on...
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Rise of the Fashion Blogger
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In the domain of fashion reporting, the blogger is king. This largely has something to do with our amplified dependence on instantaneous content consumption. Fashion brands and designers may use social media to boost popularity and sales, but it’s the...
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Fashion Week: More than a Pretty Face
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With each Fashion Week, there are always nay-sayers that don’t see the need for all the hullabaloo. It’s just for the fashion-oriented, enthusiasts and hopefuls who are engulfed in the world of fashion, isn’t it? Despite the fixation on beauty...
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Fashion for Good $Business Talk #TDSvoices
Fashion for Good
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Fashion is more than just a business, it can cause changes in social, environmental, economic and political landscapes. The importance of fashion cannot be underestimated as it has great influence on the modern world, especially on the youth and how...
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Lalesso; one of the world's only zero-carbon fashion brands #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Lalesso; one of the world’s only zero-carbon fashion brands
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Originally named "La Kanga," Lalesso is an African fashion and lifestyle brand that was founded in Kenya in 2005 by designers Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway. Since 2005, the brand has had many successes, including featuring in well-known magazines such...
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Fashion Revolution Day #InsideOut in remembrance of Rana Plaza Building Bangladesh
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It’s been one year since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh killing around 1,130 people who had been ordered back to work even after huge cracks were discovered in its walls. This spurred the ethical fashion discourse...
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NEW TO TDS: A Taste Of Afropean Designs From Voilà by Lulà
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Voilà by Lulà knows that it’s all in the details. Founder, Lulà Fa, wanted to wear and create a line that reflects her dual identity (Cote d’Ivoire and France) and her personality (modern and traditional). When embarking on her first...
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Brother Vellies: The IT Shoe Brand Inspired & Made In Africa
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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” words by Charles Caleb Colton in 1820 to show that appreciation can be, in fact, sincere. The “action of using someone or something as a model” can transpire in fashion if accomplished in...
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TDS Designer Focus: The Serene Escape with Aman Lamu
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  [Image: Courtesy of Aman Lamu]   We know a place, where no cars go. Where the narrow streets remain unchanged, whispering their traditions and customs in a society that’s built on respect for the past. Lamu Town began in...
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TDS Designer Focus: Nawalika Designs
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[Image: Courtesy of Nawalika Designs]   In the story of fashion, accessories are said to be the exclamation point to any outfit. And if you’re looking to punctuate your style with pieces stirred by the life and scenery of the...
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TDS Designer Focus: Njema Helena
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Stories are powerful. Fashion brands are constantly being advised to share their stories with consumers, and the world, for a good reason. The human mind has a way of taking an evocative story and processing it in deeply affective ways...
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Dye Off: Natural vs. Synthetic
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Can you imagine the fashion industry without colour? Having a wardrobe that looks like a stuffed skittle packet has become the norm for many a shopper. And yet, many fashionistas will still wait to see what hues will become the...
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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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