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Tuesday 28th of September 2021

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Oakland Clothing Designer Sources Textiles from Africa

Oakland Clothing Designer Sources Textiles from Africa

These experiences laid the groundwork for what is now Ahmad’s successful clothing brand in Oakland, called Ade Dehye, which uses custom West African textiles sourced directly from Ghana to create urban streetwear designs. It’s all operated under an ethical business model that aims to respect, rather than exploit, African culture and workers. “It was a very natural progression,” he said. “I never really had a huge interest in fashion. But once you actually get to try stuff and ...

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Milan Fashion Week Returns in Full Swing With IRL Events

Milan Fashion Week Returns in Full Swing With IRL Events

The schedule features 42 IRL shows out of 65 in total. For instance, Roberto Cavalli, under the creative direction of Fausto Puglisi; Moncler, and Boss, the sister collection of Hugo Boss, are returning to the calendar and set to host physical events. For the first time, brands such as MM6 Maison Margiela, HUI, and Vitelli will stage runway shows in Milan. Prada, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marni, Max Mara, Jil Sander, Alberta Ferretti, Etro, and MSGM are among the ...

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Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2022, Aajiya Designer Maimuna Cole Is Dreaming Big

Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2022, Aajiya Designer Maimuna Cole Is Dreaming Big

I’m starting to see that Africans are being more accepted in the fashion industry, like Kenneth Ize. He’s someone who is very inspiring, because he came and had his show in Paris, which was amazing, with fabrics that were made in Africa. That’s what I want to be. I just want people to accept what I’m making, and in the near future, I’m going to introduce other fabrics, like batik that is handmade. There’s ...

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The Fashion Internship Program Helps African Americans Teens Design Collections Create a Pop-up Store

The Fashion Internship Program Helps African Americans Teens Design Collections Create a Pop-up Store

Standing in front of a full-length mirror, Christian Dowdy styled customer Ryan Newman, pulling the tan T-shirt out from under the black floral hoodie and letting the tee peak out a bit. After the slight adjustment, Dowdy, 18, couldn’t help but smile. Not only was the teen showing Newman how to look good in his new outfit, but Dowdy had helped design the tee and sweatshirt Newman […]

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Africa’s Top Fashion Influencers

Africa’s Top Fashion Influencers

“To enter the African market, it is very important for international brands to really understand the specificity of the markets and have teams directly in the field. This is especially true for influencer communication,” said Jenna McFeely, fashion curator and trend analyst at Heuritech.

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