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 […]

ADE BAKARE COUTURE LONDON headlines Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 

By Rachel Ogbu Ade Bakare was born in England Bromsgrove he graduated with a history degree from the University of Lagos Nigeria 1988. Then returned to England to study fashion design at Salford University college Manchester, graduated in 1990.  He worked briefly for the couture establishments to the English Aristocracy. Victor Edelstein and Christiania stambolian […]

Farida Musa Halliru: The cofoundHER Interview

Since her early teens, Farida Musa Halliru has been sketching designs, but her fashion design career really started in 2012 after she completed a course on fashion design and garment construction from The Fashion Academy, Abuja and started her own bespoke fashion design company, Farida’s Atelier. Farida’s designs are mostly African inspired with Western aesthetics. […]

Hadithi Hadithi: “East Africa meets London cool” womenswear- Chichia

Chichia and the Project Tribe founders join  forces to produce this exceptional fashion shoot set up on location in Guatemala. In this extraordinary fashion editorial Juliana Luna and Atlanta-based Vanessa Coore of  Project Tribe wear the SS15 collection conceptualised by Chichia founder Christine Mhando (Tanzanian-born fashion designer behind her own label of “East Africa meets London cool” womenswear).  “Hadithi Hadithi, which literally means ‘Story Story’ […]

AfroAsia Week UK 2015 – “Not Just A Minority”

by Rachel Ogbu AfroAsia Week UK is a Non Profit Organisation working to improve community cohesion, social integration and celebrate African and Asian heritage. This year we will hold a special 2 day event to showcase foods, fashion, business, culture and traditions of individuals in Great Britain who are of African or Asian Heritage encouraging […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) selects 1,000 African entrepreneurs for $10m grant

by Rachel Ogbu The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has selected 1,000 African entrepreneurs out of about 20 000 who applied in the first phase of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). Representing 52 African countries and territories, the selected winners emerged from various sectors including agriculture, education, fashion and ICT and they would receive a combined $10 million […]

Move over Lagos (From the Magazine)

by Lekan Olanrewaju Between 1939 and 1945, the Second World War took place involving the majority of global super powers. The participating countries would eventually settle into two main sides, the Allies and the Axis, and throw their entire economic, industrial and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between the civilian and […]