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Friday 22nd of October 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

What to Expect at AFI Fashion Week Johannesburg 2021

What to Expect at AFI Fashion Week Johannesburg 2021

Oscar Alochi

October 21, 2021

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African Fashion International (AFI) delivers on providing our discerning customers with good quality, affordable, and authentic African clothing and accessories. AFI achieves this through live and online platforms, training platforms, convening platforms and omni-channel offerings for sales. The story of AFI begins in 2007, as the global fashion industry began consciously correcting its lack of diversity. AFI entered the scene with a clear vision to create a platform where the best, most globally relevant, and contemporary African designers will be discovered. ...

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Anji Degante Is Using Her Tampa-based Clothing Business To Help Orphaned Children In Kenya.

Anji Degante Is Using Her Tampa-based Clothing Business To Help Orphaned Children In Kenya.

"The Maasai tribe that I lived with were extremely traditional," she said. "If they did not make it they did not wear it," Degante says she learned a lot about Kenyan culture while living there. "I've seen a lot of things that I wanted to improve," she said. I thought that I could change Kenya but I feel like Kenya changed me. It made me a better person. It made me more conscious. It made me take a look into ...

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Ozwald Boateng The Black Fashion Designer Who Became The Youngest Tailor on Savile Row

Ozwald Boateng The Black Fashion Designer Who Became The Youngest Tailor on Savile Row

Ozwald Boateng became the youngest tailor to open a store on London’s sartorial street and went on to dress the likes of Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Paige, and stars of Sex and The City to name a few. Born to Ghanaian parents, Ozwald used his mother’s sewing machine to design his first collection, but before pursuing fashion, the Londoner studied computing and eventually dropped out to enroll at Southgate College.

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SAFW Returns To The Mall of Africa This Season

SAFW Returns To The Mall of Africa This Season

“This is evident throughout all the collections, be it the new seasonal ranges by established designers or the entries for our New Talent or Scouting Menswear competitions with feature principles such as waste reduction, low impact materials, longevity, and recyclability as well as a greater emphasis on higher quality and timeless design,” says Booyzen. SAFW will also host a digital media conference on October 13, and on October 20, they will formally introduce the participating designers to the public.

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Janet Mbugua Launches Inua Dada Foundation Centre In Korogocho Slum, Nairobi

Janet Mbugua Launches Inua Dada Foundation Centre In Korogocho Slum, Nairobi

Inua Dada Foundation is largely advocacy driven and has introduced the #InuaDadaVoices, a program that is also part of the global Generation Equality Forum, which works with young people in training them on digital advocacy in addressing social injustices such as GBV. The Inua Dada Centres, In Korogocho Informal Settlement, and in Mombasa are working with women and girls from informal settlements, providing psycho-social support and access to information and products linked to Menstrual Health Management.

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