#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’ […]

Y!Africa at London Fashion Week Men 2017 -5Th Anniversary (Exclusive Photos)

by Rachel Ogbu London Fashion Week Men’s marked its fifth anniversary this year from June 9-12 with an extra effort finally sealing London as the home of menswear and attracting designers, media, retailers and business leaders from 45 countries. HRH Prince Charles hosted an event at St. James’ Palace to launch the first menswear showcase in 2012 […]

Africa Fashion Week London Announces New Venue for 2017

by Rachel Ogbu Foreign Correspondent Africa Fashion Week London 2017 arrives at Freemasons’ Hall Africa Fashion Week London is proud to that announce Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden will be the setting for AFWL’s seventh season on 11-12 August 2017. After 3 years at London Olympia, Africa Fashion Week London has sought a new backdrop for […]

Art/Afrique: Fondation Louis Vuitton Brings Unique Collections of Contemporary African Art to Paris

by Rachel Ogbu Fondation Louis Vuitton has revealed its latest exhibition, Art/Afrique, Le Nouvel Atelier, which showcases one of the largest collections of contemporary African art, from April 26 to August 28 2017. In recent years it has been widely reported that an African art market boom was on the way. However, whilst the contemporary African […]

Y!Africa Meets Designer Who Escaped Civil War In Sierra Leone To Launch Label In The UK

Born in the Eastern town of Kono, Sierra Leone, Isatu Harrison was raised by her entrepreneurial single mother with her 3 siblings. Whilst living in Kono, civil war broke out which put her community in danger. Her entire family had to escape from the civil war in Kono and moved to the capital of Sierra […]