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Got it covered: Drop of a Hat leading the resurgence of hat-wearing
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Humans have covered their heads from time immemorial. Whether it was to protect themselves from the elements or as a symbol of status, there was a time it was unfathomable to be seen without a hat. The modern age may...
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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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Iquira: adding the flavour to the Ready-to-wear scene
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“We are not sure how you came across our creative space but we are ecstatic you found us!” is how this fashion brand begins its introduction to any newcomer that happens upon their site. The brand’s defining attribute is its...
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The State of the Kenyan Fashion Industry
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Transparency. Only by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the fashion industry can there be strides to consistent and profitable growth. HIVOS, together with Equity Bank and the Association of Fashion Designers of Kenya (AFAD), on Tuesday, 21st June...
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Lessons from Colombia’s Fashion Revolution
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If you weren’t aware that Colombia had a vibrant fashion industry, no one can blame you. The country has been working hard to shake off its violence and instability image from its Pablo Escobar et al Narcos cocaine capital days....
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Costly Cheapness: The impact Asia has on fashion
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In the developing world, China appears to be a saviour to shoppers on a tight budget.  You see them displayed in stalls all over the central business district (CBD) or comfortably promoted on your Instagram or Facebook feed; ready for...
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Bei ya kuongea: The second-hand impact on the Fashion Industry
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Mitumba or mtush. There was a time no one in their fashionably acclimatized mind would EVER admit that they got their clothes by standing in a heap of second hand clothes in an open air flea market. It was ‘this...
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Developing a fashion industry in Africa: Case study South Africa
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South Africa. A country that is already recognised for its rugged beauty, and rich culture has another ace up its sleeve. With the increase of fashion events, the country is emerging as one of the top markets of our time....
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Tailored Destinations: Lessons from Fashion Capitals
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You are what you wear. With the number of cities hosting Fashion Weeks phenomenally rising, it’s safe to say Governments are taking this to heart. Acknowledging the power of fashion, they’re using this industry to re-brand their cities to not...
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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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Era of Appropriation
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Design Deja Vu I’ve seen this before. This is not a feeling anyone should have watching Fashion Week; especially since these collections are supposed to be new, innovative, and thought provoking. They’ve got people talking, alright, but not in the...
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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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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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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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