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Tuesday 15th of June 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

LVMH Prize Semifinalists Herald New Era of ‘Expansive Expression’

LVMH Prize Semifinalists Herald New Era of ‘Expansive Expression’

Adeju Thompson, the Nigeria-born founder of the Lagos Space Programme, similarly wants to challenge the image of African fashion. A nonbinary, queer, Yoruba, and Black designer, who goes by the pronouns they/them, their multilayered creations stand out in a city known for its status dressing.  “Even though a lot of what I do is informed by my identity as an African, I’m more than that. I’m a global designer,” said Thompson, who cites designers like Yohji Yamamoto ...

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Hollywood’s Afrofuturism Role of African Heritage Fashion in Film 

Hollywood’s Afrofuturism Role of African Heritage Fashion in Film 

While African filmmakers are confidently venturing into genres like science fiction, they can often only dream of having the kinds of budgets that Hollywood productions do. "The only film funding an African filmmaker can get usually comes from Europe, and European producers usually choose the kind of material that they think will do well at film festivals. That is content that deals with supposedly African issues like AIDS, genocide, the climate crisis and famine," author and filmmaker Dilman Dila wrote ...

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Ndara’s Jewels Boutique Launches Their New Matrix Culture Collection

Ndara’s Jewels Boutique Launches Their New Matrix Culture Collection

The global fashion industry has undoubtedly exploded over the years to feature thousands of brands from different parts of the world providing fantastic products to meet the needs of consumers. There has also been the emergence of fashion brands that seek to integrate the rich African culture into their works, leveraging the amazing prints and vibrant colors of African fabrics to create stunning pieces. Unfortunately, only a few brands have been able to offer a seamless integration of the beautiful ...

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Judge blocks Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ from Shipping to Customers

Judge blocks Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ from Shipping to Customers

The Satan Shoes appeared as merchandise to tie in with the release of Lil Nas X’s song and video Montero (Call Me By Your Name). The video, which saw the singer lap dancing with the devil, has become a talking point among Republican-affiliated public figures. The South Dakota governor, Kristi Noem, called the video “disgusting” and “perverted” and conservative activist Candace Owens tweeted in part: “We are promoting Satan Shoes to wear on our feet… But we’re convinced ...

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Pocket-friendly African Clothing that celebrates Womanhood Every day

Pocket-friendly African Clothing that celebrates Womanhood Every day

RosFancy offers numerous choices in African clothing categories such as one-piece, two-piece, dresses, swimwear, lingerie, and plus size wear. There is literally one for everyone at RosFancy. For example, for the African diva who is modern in appearances but will not for a minute let down her African heritage, there are brightly colored tie-dye printed drawstring hoodies, sweatpants, and tracksuits or leopard print one shoulder high-low blouse top that are sure to draw the attention of anyone who lay eyes ...

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