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BARKCLOTH: A UNESCO World Heritage, Made In Uganda
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Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” We saw this with the Bògòlanfini (Mud Cloth) from Mali and it’s ubiquitous with the barkcloth of Uganda. Locally known as Olubugo, the ancient craft comes from the Baganda people of...
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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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10 Questions With ZarAzra Founder and Fashion Designer, Azra Walji
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Azra Walji is no stranger to the Kenyan fashion scene. You may know her best from winning the Heineken African Fashion Challenge in 2017, which was closely followed by a show case in Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2017. However,...
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NEW TO TDS: What DO You Know About Liz Ogumbo-Regisford?
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Liz Ogumbo-Regisford is a creative entity. No, it’s not a buzzword that the Kenyan-born, South-Africa-based entrepreneur uses to draw you into her eponymous label. It’s that you sincerely can’t describe her as just one thing. Believe us, we tried. We...
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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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Taofeek Abijako
Taofeek Abijako: Nigerian-born designer is HEAD OF STATE
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The year was 2016 and Taofeek Abijako was a 17 year old teen embarking on a remarkable expedition. He launched Head Of State, a design company that would focus on fashion, furniture, art installation and product design. But this wouldn’t...
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RUFF TUNG: Serving Curves & Inclusivity, From Runway To Retail
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You may be wondering why Ruff Tung is making an appearance in our ‘Newcomers Series’. Didn’t the founder, the late Paul Botha, officially launch it in 1999? That, he did. Since 2013, Bridget Pickering and Ludwig Bausch have carried on...
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LADUNNI LAMBO: Juxtaposition Of Culture And Modern Influence Made In Nigeria
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Launched in 2016, Ladunni Lambo is a ready-to-wear fashion brand made in Nigeria. Founded by its eponymous creative director, Ladunni Lambo, the brand is quickly attaining awareness through its distinctive unification of cultural motifs and modern silhouettes. From having their...
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NALLAH B. SANGARÉ: The Multidimensional MUA Who Does It All
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Nallah B. Sangaré is like a book. One with an intriguing title engraved on an equally enchanting cover that somehow gives nothing away. Born in France to an Ivorian father and a Malian Mother, this Nairobi-based Makeup Artist (MUA) has...
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MARCO LOUIS ACKERS: 10 Points To MAC’s Senior Artist for SS Africa
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“You have to see this.” We’re told as we’re being ushered behind the scenes of a popular fashion event in the Nairobi calendar. Having been granted access to a couple of backstage, we were a little apprehensive. To say it...
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BRIAN BABU: Styling Escapades With The Stylist To the Stars
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Not all heroes wear capes. Some come dressed in fabulous kimonos and disarming, genuine smiles that put you at ease. And that’s just the first few minutes of meeting the talented freelance stylist, Brian Babu. If you’ve watched any Kenyan...
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The Style Infidel: Our Top Picks From Stylist -Tosin Ogundadegbe
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Infidel – ‘a disbeliever in something specified or understood’. It’s hard to miss or ignore a pseudonym like Style Infidel. The title belongs to the award-winning stylist, Tosin Ogundadegbe. An attention-grabber, once it has drawn you in, you stay because...
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FS: Laëtitia Kandolo – The UCHALife of This Stylist To The Stars
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Laëtitia ‘Titia’ Kandolo isn’t your average 20-something. She isn’t just a talented stylist and art director, but one that has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s biggest artists to date. Nothing to fancy, just the likes...
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Gert-Johan Coetzee: South African Fashion Designer To The Stars
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Dress shopping is a little like the Hollywood version of finding ‘The one’. You’ll be scanning the room – which today’s world could also mean a social media platform – and then it happens. Your eyes land upon the most...
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