Monday 23rd of November 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

The Next Wave of African Designers Taking Their Place on the Global Stage

The Next Wave of African Designers Taking Their Place on the Global Stage

Recognizing the need for more structures in place to support emerging African fashion talent, the Ethical Fashion Initiative recently announced the launch of its first Accelerator Programme, which targets existing fashion brands producing in Africa who require additional support to accelerate their business in the global marketplace to become investment ready. The organization selected five designers to participate in the platform: REIGN, Margaux Wong, Lukhanyo Mdingi, WUMAN and Jiamini.

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Elijah Mcquinn The boldest fashion brand in Uganda

Elijah Mcquinn The boldest fashion brand in Uganda

Oscar Alochi

September 29, 2020

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My journey into African fashion began many years ago while I was still a student in Ethics. Rather than spending my little student money on expensive designs, I learned very soon how to tailor jaw dropping pieces of african print fashion myself. Those days my inspiration originated from our initial trips to the country`s largest market `Owino`, located deep in the center of the busy Kampala city. While getting lost in the chaos and commotion and cooling down later ...

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Meet Frank Aghuno Creative Director Of the Blindingly Brilliant Brand Fruché

Meet Frank Aghuno Creative Director Of the Blindingly Brilliant Brand Fruché

The collection was inspired by Bini women and the embellishments were representative of their rich culture. The brand’s  Creative Director Frank Aghuno explained, “Powder blue to represent water, feathers to represent the bird of creation, burgundy from the traditional…velvet wrappers tied by Bini women.” Since then, Fruché has continued to delight with their colourful creations.

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Larry Casual’s New Campaign: An Ode To The Modern African Man

Larry Casual’s New Campaign: An Ode To The Modern African Man

The Kampala-based fashion brand, which was founded in 2016, is famous for its tailored to fit suits. Their pieces are simple, but extra, impactful but not loud. The impact being in their clean finishing and detail. “It’s more than just clothing, it’s an experience!”

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Chaos by Kai’s Divo Collection

Chaos by Kai’s Divo Collection

Kaijuka Abbas, owner, and proprietor of Kai's Divo Collection is the creative force behind some of the best-dressed celebrities from Bettina Tiana and Malaika Nnyanzi to Winnie Nwagi and Maurice Kirya.

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