• Kiki Kamanu Reveals Her “In-Voluntary Addiction” at London Fashion Week

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    The designers of London Fashion Week shined brightly, but one designer stood out to us for many reasons.  That designer was Nigeria’s own Kiki Kamanu.  Her Spring/Summer 2012 collection, titled “In-Voluntary Addiction” was revealed to the public.  The collection features a blend of vibrant prints, chiffons, and hand-embellished art motifs.  Her inspiration came from her …

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  • African Models Representing at New York Fashion Week

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    Africa was represented by a few designers at New York Fashion Week recently including Korto Momolu, and all the designers who got to showcase during Arise Magazine’s Made in Africa show, but we shouldn’t overlook how Africa was represented with the models walking down the runways.  There were many new, fresh faces, and a few …

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  • Lovely in Lace

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    Lustenau, Austria has been the lace capital of Austria for hundreds of years.  They are known worldwide for producing high quality textiles, and for creating one of their strongest business ties with companies in Nigeria.  In fact, Austrian lace exports have been shipped to Nigeria since the 1960′s.  “It has always been about a mutually beneficial relationship between Austria …

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  • Statement Necklaces that “Speak” Volumes

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    Season Smith-Wesley started out jewelry making as a hobby, and a stress reliever like many designers who are just starting out do.  She had been making jewelry by hand and giving it as gifts for some time and with the support of her family and friends to start selling it, she looked further into the …

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  • MO SAÏQUE Steps into a New Season

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    Africa Fashion Week New York was lucky enough to have MO SAÏQUE as one of our shoe sponsors.  For all those who got to see these stunning shoes were immediately taken by their timelessness and elegance.  We are excited to report that Afua Dabanka, the designer of Ghanian decent who is behind these gorgeous creations …

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  • Parisian Fashion Starting a “REV_ELIEK_TION” in New York

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    Yesterday, the New York fashion scene was introduced to Parisian designer Elie Kuame’s premier couture collection at New York Fashion Fest.  The line is named REV_ELIEK_TION,  and was inspired by the words revolution, addiction and luxury. ‘Rev’ for dreams or revolution, ‘Eliek’ for Kuame’s addiction to the female body and ‘Tion’ for science and spirit …

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  • Beauty Gives Back to Berber Women

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    When Josie Maran, founder of a cosmetics company that bears her namesake, went on a sourcing trip to Morocco in 2001 for her skincare line she fell in love with the spirit of a tribe of local Berber women who were known for producing argan oil, a Moroccan beauty staple loaded with Vitamin E and …

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  • Fashion Week Review: Edun

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    Edun was first launched in 2005 by U2 front-man Bono and his wife Ali Hewson to raise awareness of the possibilities that lie in the continent of Africa and encourage other companies to do business there.  This year, they showed their spring 2012 collection at New York Fashion week to a crowd that included celebrities …

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  • Saint Wobil’s Bright Ball Gowns A Hit at NYFW

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    AFWNY designer Darius Wobil of design house Saint Wobil took to the runway at New York Fashion Week just days ago to reveal his Spring 2012 collection.  His designs always boast stylish elegance and blend New Yorker and European culture.  His fashion has graced the pages of Italian Vogue, and for good reason.  This season …

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  • The Bracelet That Relieves Famine in Somalia

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    We always love playing with accessories and dressing up an outfit, especially when we can do some good and raise money for charity in the process.  Noir Jewelry has made a special edition bracelet for Modelinia to raise money and awareness for the famine in Somalia.  All of the profits raised from the sales of …

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