Silk

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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House of Deola: Couture Royale Made in Nigeria
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It’s no doubt the world is currently experiencing ‘Black Panther’ fever. As the stars of the movie took to the ‘purple carpet’ for the world premiere on January 29, Nigerian actress - Sope Aluko – was spotted donning a Deola...
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TDS Designer Focus: Discovering Deepa Dosaja’s Flower Power
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    Silk, bright colours, flowers and butterflies. These are just some of the elements Deepa Dosaja used to create her ‘My Flowers’ couture collection for New York Fashion Week (NYFW). On 11th February 2017 at Studio 450, New York,...
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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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Fashion Film Friday: Even THIS Beloved Fabric is a Product of Exploitation! (Really?!)
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  Silk has got to be the world’s most deluxe fibre. With the way the fashion industry utilises it both in Africa and abroad, I believe designers would concur. It’s been around for a minute (read as thousands of years)...
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Eco Innovation: Tosheka Textiles Takes on Sustainable Supply & Production
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Tosheka. A Kiswahili word that simply means satisfaction, runs deep with meaning and promise for this social entrepreneurial enterprise. It’s a guarantee of fulfilling their partners and customers needs through quality, value, delivery and customer service. Started in 2011, Lucy...
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