Tuesday 11th of August 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Politics Comes To The Runway : When Pyer Moss Brought Police Brutality To The Runway

Politics Comes To The Runway : When Pyer Moss Brought Police Brutality To The Runway

Kerby Jean-Raymond, the founder of Pyer Moss, has become something of a New York Fashion Week star, famous for taking the African-American experience and putting it front and center on the runway, using such inspiration figures as the black cowboy and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. He has won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, become artistic director of Reebok Studies and collaborated with Hennessy.

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Anna Wintour says she takes ‘full responsibility’ for ‘hurtful or intolerant’ behaviour at Vogue

Anna Wintour says she takes ‘full responsibility’ for ‘hurtful or intolerant’ behaviour at Vogue

“I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators,” Wintour continued in the email, sent 4 June. “We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I take full responsibility for those mistakes.”

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Thebe Ikalafeng How Africa can build world class brands

Thebe Ikalafeng How Africa can build world class brands

Africa has never lacked talent and the world has never stopped looking to Africa for inspiration. What we haven’t seen emerge prominently are global African brands, even as “essential” as the likes of Zara and H&M or luxury such as Hermes and Goyard. Where the likes of Zara and H&M and others lead isn’t just in fast fashion but in fast thinking to adopt or adapt to trends and consumer insights.

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Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer’s Fashion Fail? The Problem With White People Wearing Kente

Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer’s Fashion Fail? The Problem With White People Wearing Kente

While the stoles are often worn with academic robes in the United States, many on Twitter wondered whether a traditional Ghanaian textile, which is rich with symbolism for the Ashanti people, is the best representation of politicians’ empathy for the black American experience.

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Fashionomics Africa’s Debut Webinar Series Discusses Opportunities and Threats for The African Fashion Industry

Fashionomics Africa’s Debut Webinar Series Discusses Opportunities and Threats for The African Fashion Industry

The participants exchanged ideas and shared lessons learned on how to take advantage of online tools to strengthen businesses. Panelists included representatives from supply chain giant Maersk, the HEVA Fund for financing creative industries, the founder of made-in-Africa online brand Tongoro, and Afrikrea – an African e-commerce platform specializing in fashion and crafts.

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