• AFWNY featured in The Daily Trojan


    A short article in the online news source, The Daily Trojan, that was released yesterday featured Africa Fashion Week New York.  We’re still getting attention from the media and people are still noticing with the vibrant colors and statements that the clothing and designers from AFWNY made.  The article declared it a new kind of …

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  • New African Fashion: The Book We’ve All Been Waiting For


    Editor of Arise Magazine, Helen Jennings, is publishing a book entirely on African fashion entitled, New African Fashion.  The book focuses mainly on African born and diaspora contemporary designers with chapters focusing on the history of African fashion, its textiles, influences it has had on others, and key photographers, models and designers in the industry.  …

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  • AFWNY Featured in The Atlanta Post


    The Atlanta Post has taken notice that African fashion isn’t some obscure niche anymore and is showing it in a big way.  The article released today titled “African Fashion Equals Big Business” features quotes and insider info from some of the African fashion business’s leaders including our very own Adiat Disu.  African fashion weeks are …

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  • Hurricane Fashion

    Missoni for Target rain boots

    Hopefully everyone out there is staying safe and dry and out of Hurricane Irene’s way, but if you absolutely have to venture outside for whatever reason you can do so in style.  These printed rain boots add a bit of African flair to your outfit and keep you dry.  You don’t have to look like …

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  • Regal Couture


    Supermodel Grace Bol is gracing the pages of Vogue Italia this month in designs by Christian Siriano and Sachika.  She is an absolute vision in these flowing couture gowns looking like royalty as she strides through long palace corridors and up castle steps.  The shoots were styled by Marc Clark and shot by Bryan Taylor …

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  • African Headwear for the Modern Woman


    One of the most quintessentially African pieces in African fashion are the pieces worn on our heads.  Yesterday, I blogged about the exhibit on African headwear at the Dallas Museum of Art, and today I am going to blog about African fashion to be worn on your head that is a little more wearable.  When …

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  • Dallas Museum Tips their Hats to African Fashion


    The Dallas Museum of Art has been showing their love for African fashion lately. The museum’s African art curator, Roslyn Walker, recently saw photos of the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit that will open mid-November and was inspired. She noted the similarities between his designs and the collections from Sub-Saharan African in the museum’s permanent collection and …

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  • Curing the Economic Crisis With Shoes and Bags

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    While the majority of the world is still in an economic disaster, the ones in Africa, at least in the online sales area, are experiencing some growth.  Many experts are even calling for investment in the African online retail market.  Last year in  South Africa online retail experiences a 30% growth and reached four times …

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  • Young, Black, and Oh So Sophisticated


    The style mavens behind the blog Street Etiquette ,Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, are setting a new standard for young, African, fashion-conscious individuals all over the world.  They run a seemingly small operation out of a workspace in Brooklyn just steps away from Brooklyn Circus, the collaborative partner for much of Street Etiquette’s work.  Gumbs …

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  • African Trail Blazers


    With Summer sadly winding down and the cold weather about to blow in, it’s time to start picking out pieces to add to your new Fall wardrobe.  Blazers are always a great way to keep you looking professional and fashion conscious.  This ASOS African print blazer is the perfect addition to spice up your style …

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