New York Fashion Week

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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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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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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Will Kenyan designers follow suit with his major NYFW runway trend?
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Yo, Designer focus, I’m really happy for you. Imma let you finish but New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Fall 2017 had the best messages of all time. We tend to look to NYFW for all the on-trend silhouettes, colours and fabrics (ehem...
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Art of Fashion
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First appearances matter and yes, the book is judged by its cover. In an industry where that translates into six to ten minutes to make the right impression, the pressure is on for designers to showcase their collections in the...
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Katungulu Mwendwa “Telling a story through fashion”
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Upon finishing high school, she was not exactly sure what she wanted to do in her career however she had always been designing clothes and experimenting. Her confidence booster came from winning the 2007 Catwalk Kenya competition where she realized...
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