• AFW 2012 Designer Spotlight: Fikirte Addis

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    Fikirte Addis, the young emerging designer behind Yefikr Designs is mainly known for turning Ethopian fabrics into tailored made and fashionable designs without losing its cultural touch for the modern day woman. The fabrics are well known for their sophistication, colorfulness and uniqueness. Fikirte believes, “It is important for me not to lose the connection …

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  • Kibonen|NY Organizes Fashion Day-Bamenda

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            AFW2012 Designer Kibonen | NY collaborates with non-profit organization Cameroon Fashion Common Initiative Group to organize Fashion Day Bamenda- a prelude to Project New Bamenda. Fashion Day Bamenda is a day of introductory trainings and seminars on the Business of Fashion that is organized to empower women working -or inspiring to …

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  • Wusuwaah’s Diary S/S 2013 Collection

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     A sexy collection that’s pretty for spring and summer! Check out the I Represent Determination S/S 13/14 Collection of Ankara jackets, skirts, and bum shorts  from Wusuwaah’s Diary.  You can learn more about Wusuwaah’s Diary at www.zenmagazineafrica.com

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  • Africa’s Top Five: Shoes are Fabulous!


      MO SAIQUE A classy, sophisticated and luxury shoe that reminds every woman of her endurance, perservercance, and resourcefulness. The designs bring an interesting mix of German silhouettes with the designers Ghanaian heritage that’s bold and simplistic with great creativity. With only a limited amount produced, MO SAIQUE’s luxurious shoes are made in Italy of …

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  • 2012 AFW Designer Spotlight: Ani Siyah

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    Designer, Ani Siyah  established her brand in July of 2011. Ani Siyah’s signature use of kente cloths has separated her from the others, making her bags a must have accessory. At the present time Ani Siyah’s attention is focused on bags, but in due time the company hopes to branch out their designs into others …

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  • Lanre Da Silva Ajayi Debut’s In Dolce & Gabbana Store

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    It’s so exciting to see African Fashion into retail stores! In Milan, Italy you can find Lanre da Silva Ajyai better known as (LDA) Spring/Summer 2013 “Butterfly Kisses” Collection beautifully displayed in the Dolce & Gabbana Spiga2 Concept Store. How cool is that! This was the result of LDA taking apart in the Pitti Immagine Trade …

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  • 2012 AFW Designer Spotlight: Sheaffa Delince

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    Sheaffa Delince has a unique sense of style and creativity shaped by her perspective, she believes “Architecture is the art of living, clothing helps fashion who you are”. Since transitioning from the the field of architecture to fashion design she has used her creative genius to gracefully refine garments. Delince was born and raised in …

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  • Africa’s Top Five: “Just Put It In the Bag”


      Okapi What happens when luxury and sustainability collides? An Okapi bag is created. Launched in 2012, the okapi brand is produced in South Africa, created by hand and takes pride in craftsmanship as well as sustainability. Ding, Ding, sounds like we have a winner. If you love color they carry a range that’s evocatively named …

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  • Miss South Africa 2000 on the Cover of Zen Magazine

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    Jo-Ann Strauss, Winner of Miss South Africa 2000 is the March cover star for Zen Magazine!  She has walked the runway alongside the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and is well known as one of South Africa’s most glamorous woman and stylish media personality. Jo-Ann is a beauty queen that has been the …

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  • Africa Fashion Week Designer Spotlight: Afritali

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          Designed by Josephine Todd and established in November 2011, Afritali explores the rich culture of Ghana and the diverse raw beauty of Western cultures to set the drive and design aesthetic of delicate classic mixtures for their collections. Afritali designs for a powerful woman that embraces her sexiness from within, a woman …

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