While the continent’s design talent is in top form, bold policy moves are needed to realise the vast potential of the sector, according to
a Unicef report
Ghanaian author Ken Kweku Nimo tells the story of the continent’s successful couturiers in his new book
Thebe Magugu has mastered the nuances between old-guard Euro-centric fashion and the 21st century’s new wave of youthful designers, full of fabulous modernity
Three years into a globally appraised luxury fashion business this designer is investing in honesty and environmental integrity
The fashion designer’s latest collection of the conservative conceals as it reveals
She now has her own company known as EFIGY productions, which stages fashion and modelling events in South Africa and Botswana.
This Ivorian designer’s latest collection is rooted in a homage to Africa, with a reimagined make-up and the shape of the sartorial.
Collaboration throughout the fashion chain means that fashionistas will no longer have to wait for the trends abroad to arrive on local shores.
Ewald Schier founded Schier Shoes in 1938 in Swakopmund. The brand was behind the revival of the African desert boots, also known as veldskoene.
Last Friday fashion students at the Tshwane University of Technology held their annual fashion show.
Fashion Week’s most obvious trend was support for
local design from mainstream corporates.
Niger is better known for its poverty, not fashion. But out of this dusty and arid nation has emerged a man as colourful as his creations, Alphadi.
Lynley Donnelly jetted off to the Big Apple to see how the African designers fared at fashion week.
Arise Africa Fashion Week highlights the ambivalent relationship African designers have with the West, writes Lynley Donnelly.
In an excerpt from the SA Fashion Week catalogue American academic Victoria L Rovine discusses the world’s perception of African fashion.