Monday 26th of October 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

SA Fashion Week hosts first digital collections

SA Fashion Week hosts first digital collections

Oscar Alochi

October 24, 2020

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This is South African Fashion Week under the COVID-19 lockdown. Due to the global pandemic, the fashion industry moved into the digital domain and the fashion show was presented via a virtual platform on Thursday night, with many people across the globe getting front row seats by streaming it.

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Podcast: Fashion Africa Now addresses the African fashion industry with Omoyemi Akerele and Roberta Annan

Podcast: Fashion Africa Now addresses the African fashion industry with Omoyemi Akerele and Roberta Annan

Oscar Alochi

October 23, 2020

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The Fashion Africa Now Podcast ignites interesting conversations with designers, creatives, historians, researchers, fashion players and industry experts on what fashion in African is today, systematically digging into its past and more importantly, shaping its future.

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Tanzania fashion festival celebrates models of all sizes

Tanzania fashion festival celebrates models of all sizes

Oscar Alochi

October 21, 2020

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The fashion industry has grown in size and sophistication. The evolution of the fashion scene in the past few years, with the changing politics of the front row and the diverse imagery behind-the-scenes, has been nothing short of remarkable

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The Naked Ape celebrates 10 years at SA Fashion Week

The Naked Ape celebrates 10 years at SA Fashion Week

Oscar Alochi

October 17, 2020

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Founded in 2005 by fashion icon, designer and stylist Shaldon Kopman, Naked Ape has designed and crafted luxury bespoke garments for discerning individuals. Kopman grew up in Johannesburg where he ‘gypsied’ around with his single mom before going into the fashion industry as a model and soon became a highly respected producer, creative director and stylist.

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Can You Wear Black To A Kenyan Wedding? (Yes, Black!) You Can Wear as a Wedding Guest

Can You Wear Black To A Kenyan Wedding? (Yes, Black!) You Can Wear as a Wedding Guest

Weddings often come with a slew of constricting "dos" and "don'ts." Some are reasonable: Never wear white as a guest, only buy gifts from the bride and groom's registry, abide by the chosen wedding dress code. And some are a little archaic: Youthful, single ladies for the bridal bouquet toss only; and my (least) favorite — never wear black. While dark hues, in general, have a traditional connotation for funerals and mourning, the little black dress has proven itself enough of ...

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