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African head wrap styles

African head wraps are one of the most versatile of all fashion accessories. According to PBS, “Head wraps originated in various parts of Africa, particularly in West Africa.” Over the years head wraps have gone from “an object of oppression” to “a vehicle of empowerment and a memento of freedom.” Today, absolutely everyone is wearing…

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Jenke Ahmed Tailly styles A-list celebrities ©FashionGhana.com

A-list celebrities turn to Ivorian stylist

Jenke Ahmed Tailly with Naomi Campbell ©FashionGhana.com Hollywood’s most glamourous and influential celebrities, including Beyoncé and Kanye West, are turning to an Ivorian stylist for their garments. Jenke Ahmed Tailly, from Cote d’Ivoire, is using his African heritage to inspire his eye-catching clothing and the attention of A-list celebrities. Previously working as a model, Tailly…

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Top African Print Styles of 2018

African-inspired fashion has taken the world by storm this year. With the blockbuster sensation, Black Panther, transforming the fashion landscape and bringing African pride into the light, many celebrities both locally and internationally are now making fabulous fashion statements with outfits that show off the best of African print style. In 2018, we’ve seen beautiful…

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Ways to incorporate African-style dress into your wardrobe

African-print is the hottest thing in fashion right now and best of all, it’ll never go out of style. Here are a few ways to incorporate African fabrics into your everyday wear as well as dressing it up for formal occasions or at the office. African Print Tops Trip’s slit top is perfect for dressing…

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Rosey & Vittori

Rosey & Vittori on SA fashion

Isabella Bisogno and Steve Rosenbaum, the creative masterminds behind luxury streetwear brand Rosey & Vittori, recently showcased their autumn/winter collection at the South African Menswear Week (SAMW) in Cape Town. The South African fashion brand aims to bring style and charisma to everyday streetwear, taking inspiration from everyday classics and modern trends. “Sometimes you have…

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AFI Fashion Week Cape Town

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week to celebrate Africa

This year, African Fashion International (AFI) will be rebranding its Fashion Week event in line with global standards to introduce AFI Cape Town Fashion Week and AFI Joburg Fashion Week. The Cape Town event will take place from Wednesday, 21 March to Saturday, 24 March 2018. AFI has selected some of the top designers from…

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Renew your wardrobe

Renew your wardrobe with five key items

Changing up your style doesn’t have to be expensive or require a complete replacement of your wardrobe. Something as simple as wearing a statement accessory can make a big difference to your look. Whether you have a clothing budget or not, there are always ways to reimagine your personal style and give it a refreshing…

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Local retailers under pressure from multinationals

The clothing and retail sector remained fairly strong last year, despite the country’s general economic downfall. Fashion retailers suffered losses, but not as much as other sectors of industry, leading to the folding of department stores such as Stuttafords. However, large multinational clothing stores and brands have still managed to survive the harsh conditions, putting…

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2018 African fashion trends

What looks and styles will take off this year, filtering down from African high fashion to the mainstream clothing industry? African fashion has grown in popularity recently, with more A-list celebrities from the United States opting to wear African-inspired prints and accessories. African fabrics and beauty products are growing industries across the globe, from usage…

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Interview with Trip owner and designer Susan Didcott

Trip Handbags began in 2006, but has recently morphed into Trip Clothing & Accessories to incorporate a range of clothing, as well as the bags.  It is a small company based in Cape Town, South Africa run by owner and designer Susan Didcott. Trip handbags and clothing are of her own original design, she is…

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