Jenke Ahmed Tailly styles A-list celebrities ©

A-list celebrities turn to Ivorian stylist

Jenke Ahmed Tailly with Naomi Campbell © 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…


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…


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…


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…


What is Ankara?

Ankara is the general term used for African fabrics but there are many terms used to describe African fabrics such as African wax prints, Dutch wax and Batik. The general theme of all African prints is vibrant 100% cotton fabrics with tribal patterns. Ankara is an incredibly versatile fabric and many fashionable items can be…


Fans flock to watch “Black Panther” dressed in African-inspired fashion

In theatres across the globe fans flocked to see the highly anticipated Marvel superhero film, Black Panther, dressed in African-inspired clothing as homage to Wakanda, the fictional location where the film is set. The film’s costume designer, Ruth Carter, took her inspiration from Sotho, Zulu and Xhosa traditional garb. Xhosa was also used as the…

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…

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…


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…


Cultural dress at the forefront of Black Panther premieres

The nation was swept away by the latest superhero movie to hit the circuit in mid-February. Black Panther broke box office records and the movie was only outdone by the inspiring outfits at the red carpet premieres. On the opening night of the most anticipated movie for 2018, attendees across the country went all-out with…

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