• New Designer Video: Bill Witherspoon

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    We just couldn’t wait one more day! Here’s an exclusive video from AFWNY 2011 in anticipation for this year’s runway shows this summer. PRESS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF DESIGNER BILL WITHERSPOON FASHION VIDEO FROM AFRICA FASHION WEEK IN NY   Adirée launches AFWNY 2011 designer videos in anticipation for AFWNY 2012    New York, New York - …

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  • AFWNY 2012 Designer Profile: MABM Designs

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    MABM Designs gives women the opportunity to be and feel beautiful as they embrace a different culture. The colorful and unique styles that MABM Designs embodies adorns the women who wear them with confidence. A quote from the lead designer of MABM Designs says “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams!” The AFWNY team is …

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  • Humility Goes a Long Way


    Remember the post we did on Candice Swanepoel just about a month and a half ago? Well we just have to mention her again. We previously brought up the fact that her look is so transformative, from sexy lingerie to Prabal Gurung’s delicate floral creations to jeans and a tee from her Rag & Bone …

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  • Designer Profile: Tsemaye Binitie


    Newcomer Tsemaye Binitie made his grand debut at Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria earning him Arise Magazine’s Emerging Designer Award. Nigerian born and raised in London, Tsemaye’s collection is filled with modern separates designed for the sophisticated party girl. Binitie is known for his unconventional use of luxe fabrics, such as a lambskin backpack or …

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  • What’s Cooking Now: Eat Fashion & Love Luxury

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    Panla, a full-service catering and events company that specializes in contemporary international cuisine has Adiree  dishing out the names of designers showcasing in AFWNY 2012! Mabm Designs is one of the designers showcasing at AFWNY 2012 on Friday, July 14. The name MABM comes from her full name, Maa Akua Berko-Mensah. It’s a local name from her motherland; her culture and …

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  • Nigeria Opens Doors to Luxury

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    Tapping into Nigeria’s market is the main goal of high-end, global luxury brands. The wealthy elite in the country have quite the appetite for the stuff on the top-shelf, but obtaining those items haven’t always been so easy. Since luxury brands sell and display their goods in internationally-known markets like Paris, London, and Milan, it’s …

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  • Our Top Five International Stylist Superheroes

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    The life of a stylist can be pretty demanding. From styling photoshoots, requesting pulls, dodging bullets–all while balancing a load of garments in arms–it’s for certain we can call them fashion’s most sought after super heroes. They fly through the night, saving victims from fashion calamities and rescue runways shows from evil villains like negative …

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  • Grazie, Grazia!


    Italian-debuted Grazia weekly is set to hit South African stores for the first time. Magazine publications total to a small number of 12 for the whole country, and only two are fashion/beauty based. This lack of coverage is perfect for Grazia, because it has potential to satisfy the needs and desires of South Africa’s fashion-savvy population …

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  • Designer Profile: Ozwald Boateng


    Fresh from the runways of Lagos, Ozwald Boateng, a London native of Ghanaian descent, makes his way to center stage at Africa Fashion Week in New York 2012. For the past twenty-five years, Ozwald has recreated the traditional concepts of men’s clothing and tailoring by introducing his contemporary interpretation of colors and luxury fabrics.  Boateng …

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  • A Different Approach to Africa-Influenced Fashion


    Phyllis Taylor is a UK-born designer who’s taken a long, hard route to where she is now in her growing business called Sika Designs. Saving up money to start her own business cost a lot: her time, split between two jobs, selling to colleagues, and finding places to sell her designs. What’s so cool about …

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