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These Are The Top Trendsetting Fashion Capitals In Africa

Ann Mumbi

January 10, 2024

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Kenya's vibrant city, Nairobi, is becoming known as a fashion destination for its innovative fusion of traditional Maasai beading with modern designs. Nairobi, with its youthful, tech-savvy populace and growing middle class, is fast emerging as the epicenter of East African fashion. An important event in the city's calendar is Nairobi Fashion Week, which features designers that skillfully combine worldwide trends with Kenyan tradition. Nairobi is becoming a global fashion destination thanks to designers like Anyango Mpinga, who is renowned ...

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An African Royalty Fashion Show Will Take Center Stage, on December 9th 2023

Ann Mumbi

December 7, 2023

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This year, we’ve elevated African fashion as a main event in its own right. This new event gives us the opportunity to showcase African fashion across the diaspora, including an exploration of what it means to be black or African in the United States,” Folarin added. When the doors of the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, attendees can savor traditional Ghanaian, Nigerian, Kenyan and Ethiopian-style dishes. Following the aromatic feast, four separate groups, ...

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Africa Has the Potential to Influence Global Fashion in the Future.

Ann Mumbi

November 28, 2023

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Africa's young, innovative, and growing population, a rising middle class, rapid urbanization, and increased government support are some of the factors fueling the African fashion sector. The potential is enormous, not only for the economy but also for young people's inclusion, women's empowerment, and for African culture to resonate globally," the report stated. Despite the bulk of African fashion businesses being micro or small and medium-sized enterprises targeting a hyperlocal market with ready-to-wear and made-to-order clothes, the report also identified ...

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There Are Four Barriers Preventing Africa From Becoming A Fashion Sourcing Hotspot.

Ann Mumbi

November 17, 2023

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Africa is witnessing fast growth in the digital sector, which facilitates intra-African trade and the emergence of young talent, according to the UNESCO report, and Made-in-Africa is trending, especially among the continent's youth. Over the next ten years, it is anticipated that demand for African haute couture will rise by 42%. "Made in Africa" goods are becoming more and more sought after by consumers throughout the continent, who view them as a source of pride and a means of reaffirming their ...

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“JUST Fashion” Day at Eco Fashion Week Kenya You’re Invited to Embrace Sustainable Fashion at “JUST Fashion” Day

Ann Mumbi

November 14, 2023

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With the goal of encouraging environmentally conscious behavior and a fair, sustainable, and green shift in the fashion industry, JUST fashion is an initiative and platform for sustainable fashion. We are excited to invite you to the "JUST Fashion" Day, a fascinating occasion that will be held from November 20 to November 26, 2023, as part of Eco Fashion Week Kenya. With the help of The Artisanal Gallery, AfroWema, Seeds and Stories, and other partners, the local fashion industry will present components of ...

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