The Queen at London Fashion Week February 2018

by Rachel Ogbu Today, Her Majesty The Queen visited London Fashion Week 2018 to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. Her Majesty was greeted upon arrival at London Fashion Week by Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC). The Queen toured the Designer Showrooms to view the […]

London Fashion Week February 2018 Facts & Figures

Today, 16th February 2018, the 67th edition of London Fashion Week (LFW) returns and welcomes some of the most creative and innovative names in the fashion industry.  A truly international platform this season’s schedule is filled with over 80 new and returning designer names and welcomes guests from 60 countries; from national and international press […]

“An Alien In Town” Is Daniel Obasi’s Most Metaphorical Work Yet FT Designs by Tokyo James and Abiola Olusola

Anyone who is familiar with Daniel Obasi’s art would know that they are distinctly subversive and usually non-conformist. His 2017 photo essay The Illegal Project utilised the medium of photography as way to talk about sexuality and gender and strip both subjects of the taboos associated with them. He’s been building this kind of complex, […]

Heineken unveils its first Africa inspired fashion collection co-created with talented African designers at Lagos Fashion and Design week

In collaboration with Africa’s hottest emerging design talent, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji, global beer brand, Heineken has launched its first-ever African fashion collection, unveiled on the catwalk of the closing show at Lagos Fashion and Design Week on Saturday 28 October 2017. The initiative is the next chapter in Heineken’s ‘Open Design Explorations’, a […]

Davido x Orange Culture Capsule Collection Presented at ‘Music Matters’ in Selfridges, London​

by Rachel Ogbu Today Y! Africa will be present at Selfridges Oxford Circus, London UK for a fashion and music collaboration between African music export Davido, and LVMH Award finalist Orange Culture (LFDW Young Designer alumni) as part of the Selfridges new season “Music Matters at Selfridges” campaign. Music has been a source of inspiration for […]

New wave of designers take rein at Africa Fashion Week London 2017

by Rachel Ogbu (UK desk) At least 15 countries were represented on the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) catwalk this year. The first show started off with George Adesegun’s immaculate womenswear collection which included fabrics inscribed with the ancient secret symbols of the Nsibidi Secret Sect of South Eastern Nigeria.  Structured day suits, evening gowns, silks […]

#HeinekenLFDW 2017 – “Africa: Shaping Fashion’s Future”

Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week tents will open from the 25th – 28th October 2017 with Runway Shows, Fashion Business Series, Fashion Installations and the #HeinekenLFDW After Party.  Connecting with over 20 million Pan-African fashion insiders, including designers, buyers, retailers, local and international press in the previous year, the annual event returns for its […]

Africa Fashion Week Takes Over London Fashion Scene This August 2017

by Rachel Ogbu// African-inspired designs are dominating the international fashion scene like never before and now everything is set for Africa Fashion Week London this August 2017. Now the largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London, is back for its 7th year. Africa Fashion Week London will take place at the prestigious Freemasons’ […]