Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Bubu Ogisi The designer choosing pan-African pride over Western attention

Bubu Ogisi The designer choosing pan-African pride over Western attention

Fashion Police

September 16, 2020

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"I've had offers from China and Italy and all over; people who want to buy my designs and mass produce them. I'm not interested in that," she said. "I spend time with old men in villages who pass on their weaving craft to their grandchildren, because that is the only way the skills will survive".

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Fabric Map of Africa By Mia Kora

Fabric Map of Africa By Mia Kora

Oscar Alochi

September 9, 2020

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Mia Kora fabric map of Africa showing traditional textile relating to country found in Africa, The fabric map celebrates the richness of this beautiful continent through Mia Kora work and passion where art meets fashion. African textiles refers to those specific types of textile maters made of animal hair and woven from various locations across the African continent.

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Sylvia Owor

Sylvia Owor

Sylvia Owori, the brand, launched in 2004 and provides a range of prêt-a-porter exclusively on sale in the flagship store in Kampala and in an outlet in Nairobi. Described as a balanced mix between smart and elegant outfits for work and trendy casual wear for leisure, her label is all designed with sophisticated and modern working women in mind.

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Lisa Folawiyo

Lisa Folawiyo

Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo is celebrated for her colourful collections that fuse traditional West African fabrics with modern tailoring and beaded embellishments. Since starting her label in 2005, Folawiyo has spearheaded the movement of Nigerian designers achieving international recognition for their work.

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Sarah Diouf’s Made In Africa Documentary Offers Inspiration for the Future of African Fashion

Sarah Diouf’s Made In Africa Documentary Offers Inspiration for the Future of African Fashion

The 30-minute documentary includes footage of Tongoro's design and production process in Dakar and provides valuable insight for aspiring designers. Diouf, who also narrates the film, champions community involvement and local craftsmanship across the continent.

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