African fashion brings beauty and glamour to Niger

By Africanews For five days the capital of Niger vibrated in glamour and beauty as the International Festival of African Fashion, FIMA, held its 13th edition. About fifty top models and thirty fashion designers showcased clothes, accessories and jewellery from all…

Designer Abloh Opened the Door for African Fashion

An unusual fusion of French, African and Japanese cooking has Paris entranced, and it’s catapulting chef Mory Sacko to culinary stardom. His restaurant, Mosuke, had a short life during the pandemic, but has since been revived – this time with…

African Songs That Make Us Proud to be African

Africa Day is celebrated annually on May 25 in commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity 58 years ago. At this important anniversary, people come together to celebrate but also to reflect upon, and recommit to, the…

How African Fashion Has Conquered Film

A new exhibit at SCAD’s Fash Museum surveys the illustrious career of costumer designer, Ruth Carter. For some 40 years, she has worked to elevate African fashion in Hollywood films, culminating in her Oscar winning work on ‘Black Panther.’ The…

How African fashion has conquered film

BY: BBC It’s hard to overstate Ruth E Carter’s achievement in costume design on Black Panther, even now, three years after the film’s release. She did, after all, win an Oscar for it. Not only did a massive movie franchise like Marvel finally…

11 Women-Led African Fashion Brands Making a Global Impact

BERNARD DAYO From Sarah Diouf’s Tongoro to Loza Maléombho and Sindiso Khumalo’s eponymous labels, here are 11 trailblazing African brands owned by women designers. While in Nigeria for Arise Fashion Week in 2018, British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, told the international press…

Meet The Nigerian Designer Redefining African Fashion In Singapore

BY ‘BUNMI AMOSU In far away Singapore, Nigerian-Italian Ifeoma Ubby is redefining African fashion. Through her colourful pieces, Ify (short for her first name) is wooing a diverse audience who eke out a living in the cosmopolitan south Asian nation…

V&A to host African fashion exhibition in 2022

BY ELLA ALEXANDER The V&A will celebrate African fashion in a forthcoming blockbuster exhibition, which will open in June 2022. The showcase will bring together over 250 objects, drawn from the personal archives of a selection of iconic mid-twentieth century…

African fashion is on the rise, says Naomi Campbell: ‘And it’s about time!’

Hannah Marriott The supermodel speaks from Lagos about inclusivity, her late grandma, and why she flies in a hazmat suit With high-street brands collapsing and the world wearing sweatpants, 2020 has not been a stellar year for fashion. But at Arise…

King And Queen: Beyoncé Takes African Fashion To The World

By Forbes Some of the best looks in Beyoncé’s new feature film, Black is King, have come from designers from the African continent. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s brand-new new visual album Black is King that released on July 31 on Disney Plus, boasts an African touch,…