“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’ […]

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 […]