Saturday 6th of March 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

Fashion Designer Kenneth Ize from Nigeria Is Getting Through It All

Paris is the big leagues, and by showing there, Ize proved he could compete design-wise, but the elevation in profile also exposed problems in production. It’s one thing to celebrate West African textile craft and tradition. It’s another to rely on local artisans to scale up to meet the needs and orders of international luxury retailers.

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Every Look From Thebe Magugu Fall/winter 2021

Magugu's collections often have a sociopolitical meaning. The South Africa-based designer's Spring/Summer 2020 collection was an ode to the revolutionaries who fought to end apartheid while his Spring/Summer 2021 collection honed in on Johannesburg's spies in the latter half of the 20th century.

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Miss Universe South Africa 2020 Natasha Joubert Empowers Fashion Designers

Joubert’s Miss Universe social cause initiative, #DestinyDesigned, aims to showcase these talented South African designers on a global platform and draw attention to South Africa’s talent in the fashion industry. It also aims to help designers that have been affected by the global pandemic.

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Rwanda to Host Commonwealth Fashion Council 2021 at The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

The CFC is a council of fashion industry leaders from across The Commonwealth, an association of 54 sovereign states headed by Queen Elizabeth II that is home to 2.4 billion people living on six continents. The 26th edition of the biennial CHOGM summit was due to take place last year before being postponed. Members of the Commonwealth Fashion Council such as Omoyemi Akelere, founder of Lagos Fashion Week, Claudia Lumor, the Ghanaian founder of Glitz Africa Magazine and the Glitz Style Awards, ...

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Viola Davis’ Golden Globes 2021 Gown Was Inspired by ‘African Royalty’

"We wanted the dress to take center stage, so we chose to keep Viola's makeup minimal," Moultrie tells PEOPLE. "I loved Viola's choice of color for the dress because her bold choice redefines the notion of beauty and what it means to be adorned. Her choice recognizes the cultural specificity of African cloth as beautiful, as something to be worn to an awards show  not only the European designers."

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