Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

KiKi Layne Chose Her Own Jewelry For Coming 2 America, According to Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

KiKi Layne Chose Her Own Jewelry For Coming 2 America, According to Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

The first film had such grandeur  it was shot like a big Hollywood movie. When we came into the palace, we saw the opulent dresses, the tuxedos, the way the men stood with their envelope caps and sashes . . . that is signature Coming to America; I wanted to maintain that. At the time, we didn't see much of that from Africa; we weren't even sure how authentic it was, but we loved it. The lion on the shoulder, Akeem in the ...

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Miss Universe South Africa 2020 Natasha Joubert Empowers Fashion Designers

Miss Universe South Africa 2020 Natasha Joubert Empowers Fashion Designers

Joubert’s Miss Universe social cause initiative, #DestinyDesigned, aims to showcase these talented South African designers on a global platform and draw attention to South Africa’s talent in the fashion industry. It also aims to help designers that have been affected by the global pandemic.

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Viola Davis’ Golden Globes 2021 Gown Was Inspired by ‘African Royalty’

Viola Davis’ Golden Globes 2021 Gown Was Inspired by ‘African Royalty’

"We wanted the dress to take center stage, so we chose to keep Viola's makeup minimal," Moultrie tells PEOPLE. "I loved Viola's choice of color for the dress because her bold choice redefines the notion of beauty and what it means to be adorned. Her choice recognizes the cultural specificity of African cloth as beautiful, as something to be worn to an awards show  not only the European designers."

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Labrum London Autumn/Winter 2021 at London Fashion Week

Labrum London Autumn/Winter 2021 at London Fashion Week

Fashion Police

February 25, 2021

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Labrum dedicates this season to the heroes of 'St Giles Blackbirds'. Celebrating a section of the black community comprising of; sailors, soldiers and former slaves that settled in England in the late 1700's and soon found themselves poor, dispossessed and living within the St Giles in the Fields area of London. Dubbed the 'black poor' they were dispassionately transported Sierra Leone following difficulty finding the solace that London once promised. The group are symbolic of a familiar history and repeated ...

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Has Black Lives Matter really helped African brands?

Has Black Lives Matter really helped African brands?

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February 24, 2021

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One of the most high-profile initiatives promoting Black economic empowerment is the 15 Percent Pledge, founded by Canadian designer Aurora James. The Pledge has called on major retailers to commit a minimum of 15 per cent of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses to reflect the size of the African American demographic in the US.

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