The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the finest up-and-coming fashion talent from around the world. Next year’s designers will include talent from Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa.
New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
The fashion industry is in a flutter after the French luxury label Louis Vuitton named Virgil Abloh its new artistic director of menswear, replacing Kim Jones, who announced his departure just last week.
Kenyan super model Ajuma Nasenyana and top designer, Ann McCreath of KikoRomeo held a training in Kakuma refugee camp to present avenues for more artistic, fashion oriented pursuits to the camp’s youths.
Deaf twin models from Eritrea, Heroda and Hermon Berhane, are breaking stereotypes and barriers towards people with disabilities in the fashion industry.
Siyasanga Tundzi is the owner and designer behind the wonderful South African Hlubi Creations, a store within a store, where she makes beautiful accessories from what most people would throw away.
Abryanz Franchise brings you 2017’s Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) under this year’s theme “The Fashion Takeover” to recognize and reward outstanding personalities in the fashion industry who have impacted Uganda and Africa through excellence and creativity.
Louis Vuitton has again met with criticism this time from South Africans, after turning the culturally significant Basotho blanket, into the latest fashion trend for men. For the Basotho, the blanket signifies a sacred ritual and normally does not go for more the R1,000 ($77) much less than the Louis Vuitton hefty price tag of R33, 000 ($2,553).
Posing in a headpiece from Nike’s first hijab collection, the 19-year-old trailblazer Halima Aden looked luminescent on July’s issue cover of the top American women’s beauty magazine Allure titled: “This is American Beauty.” Somali trailblazer Halima is the first hijab-wearing model on cover of Allure magazine.