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Tuesday 15th of June 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

La Sape : Evolution of a Sartorial Style

La Sape : Evolution of a Sartorial Style

La Sape only developed legs as a “fashion movement” in the 1970s after the independence of the Republic of Congo when now notable names in the movement, including Stervos Niarcos; the former president of the DRC Joseph Mobutu; and legendary musician and style icon Papa Wemba influenced the development of the movement. Papa Wemba especially made La Sape very popular through his music in the Congo, Europe and many African countries.

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Festival Africana To Highlight African Culture This Weekend

Festival Africana To Highlight African Culture This Weekend

The festival includes a fashion editorial produced in Ghana, a showcase of African accessories, home décor and a concert an event Boccella describes as timely and necessary. Festival Africana is a four-part series intended to highlight African design, style, beauty and culture, and it is coming to Pittsburgh, KDKA's Lisa Washington spoke with one of the organizers.

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African Prints, Jumpsuits And Funk Describe Xuly Bët’s SS21 Paris Fashion Week Show

African Prints, Jumpsuits And Funk Describe Xuly Bët’s SS21 Paris Fashion Week Show

A collection with African prints but one of multicultural dynamism, and diversity for the Paris week slate of shows is needed more in the City of Lights. Held at Paris’ l’Aiguillage, an old SNCF train station that has been reconverted into artist residencies and photo studios, held more symbolism than one would imagine. More on that in a moment.

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from Covid-19

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from Covid-19

Kenzo Takada moved to Paris in the mid-1960s, starting out with a small store before soon reaching star status, and remained in his adopted city. His contemporaries in a thriving period for Parisian fashion included Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Fashion Brand SaS Corner Embraces African Design Through Old-school Hippie Style

Fashion Brand SaS Corner Embraces African Design Through Old-school Hippie Style

Using 100% Egyptian cotton, SAS Corner’s collection offers dresses, trousers, pinafores and two-piece sets, all embodying a summer aesthetic, with each pattern named after a different element in Swahili.

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