Power of African Fashion Celebrated in Landmark Exhibition at the V&A

A new exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum is showcasing African fashion like never before. Massive in scope and scale, it focuses on the period from the mid-20th century to the present, providing a glimpse into the African cultural…

African fashion designers celebrated in new exhibition

By Rédaction Africanews with AP Embellished with thousands of beads, clothes by Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo twinkle under the lights. The prints on these fabrics may echo traditional African designs, but there is a distinctively modern twist. These are on…

8 Queer-Owned African Fashion Brands to Check Out For Pride Ugonna-Ora Owoh

In the last decade, there have been an emergent of fashion designers who aren’t just queer but have aligned their fashion vision with their identity, creating demystifying collections and criss-crossing their concepts and ideologies to represent the inscape of non-conformity,…

10 Ethical African Fashion Brands to Support This World’s African Day

For World’s Africa Day, OkayAfrica spoke with a number of ethical brands that are pioneering sustainability in the African fashion industry. Over the last couple of years, there has been a push for fashion brands to be more sustainable and…

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…