• African Inspired SUNO Competing For Top Prize


    African inspired brand, SUNO, has been named a Vogue Fashion Fund nominee by the CFDA.  Each of the talented designers who were named nominees will spend the summer creating a special design project for L’Oreal where one winner will be chosen and announced mid-November.  The winner receives $300,000 to pursue their design and business plans …

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  • A Treasure Chest of Handmade African Designs


    African fashion ranges across a huge spectrum and has spread all over the globe.  There are designers that have already achieved enormous success worldwide, and there are designers using African culture as inspiration who work on a much smaller scale.  For those who are not familiar with Etsy.com it is a marketplace for handmade goods …

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  • African Queen B


    Did you get to see Beyonce on the cover of L’Officiel Magazine back in March for their 90th Anniversary?  If not take a look at this behind the scenes video.  In the editorial she pays homage to African queens throughout the ages and wows us with dramatic head pieces, embellishments, and statement jewelry.

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  • Cameroonian Designer’s Elegance Revealed


    Cameroonian designer by way of France, Imane Iyissi, has recently released his summer 2012 collection in one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world, Paris.  Iyissi has created quite the reputation for himself in the Afro-Caribbean community creating beautifully tailored pieces that gave of an air of chic, elegant sophistication.  Much of his inspiration …

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  • Scanning the Scene for High Fashion


    Icelandic pop star, Kali, who has been known for her outrageous outfits and her ability to cause a scene was spotted in this dress with African inspired beading.  The unique feature about this dress is that if you look closely it has more than just interesting designs, each one of those designs is a bar …

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  • AFWNY Popdrum Video Released


    One of our media partners, Popdrum, was at AFWNY capturing all the fashion, all the action, and all beauty that was happening during Africa Fashion Week New York. Take a look at the video they made with all the footage from the three days of fashion. We promise you will practically be drooling and asking …

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  • AFWNY Featured on CNN International


                All of us at Africa Fashion Week New York were lucky enough to be paid a visit by the lovely Isha Sesay and the rest of the CNN International crew in the weeks leading up to AFWNY and during the shows.  They created an amazing 3-part video sequence with …

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  • A New Kind of Japanese Fusion


    For those that don’t already name Deola Sagoe, she is one of the leading Nigerian fashion designers in the industry.  She won the “Africa Designs” and the MNET/ Anglo Gold African designs 2000 awards, and has loyal famous fans such as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.  Her Fall 2011 collection titled “Ori Oke.”  The name …

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  • African Heat Wave Hits Miami


    Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week is heating up Miami Right now and New York based designer, Mara Hoffman is bringing the African heat with her tribal designs. Her swim 2012 line features many bikinis and cover-ups that have distinct tribal prints and patterns. Although the designer is not from Africa she seems to be drawing much of …

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  • USAID Sponsors Growth in Africa


    USAID/East Africa’s ‘Origin Africa’ awareness campaign has made efforts to help those in need in a number of ways.  One of their main aims in Africa is to stimulate their economic development and growth through trade rather than aid.  Through their sponsorship of Africa Fashion Week New York and promotion of African designers they have …

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