Author Archives: Needle & Stack

Model Mania – Model for

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Africa Batik model? If the answer is yes than what you waiting for, were waiting to hear from you. We are looking for all types of model to feature … Continue reading

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Vogue Italia – Next stop Africa

Vogue Italia’s Editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and Roberto Cavalli make a New Years journey to Accra and lagos to take a sartorial peek at some of Africas well established designers Kofi Ansah, Tiffany Amber, Lanre De Silver and young designers at the WEB-Young … Continue reading

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Wow – The blog you are reading has been nominated for a BEFFTA award

Such a prevalage to be nominated for The BEFFTA Awards I first started Africa Batik – the blog in 2010. I was so intrigued by what was happening in the Global African Fashion arena that I couldn’t help but take … Continue reading

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ARISE MAGAZINE – MADE IN AFRICA collective at NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2011: What happened next ?

In what is turning out to be a regular fixture at New York Fashion week, ARISE magazine pulled off  a spectacular gathering of some of the best talent from the African Continent. Aptly titled ‘MADE IN AFRICA’ there was no denial of … Continue reading

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Africa Fashion Week London 2011

I love to share good news and I have to share my excitement of the very first African Fashion week London (AFWL) happening in a few days time. With a growing market in African Inspired design and African Fashion weeks springing up all over … Continue reading

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Congratulations Chichia.

One of our favourite designers we support, Chichia has won The Ethical Fashion Forum Award 2011. Chichia is in good company, with previous winning African designers Sika – Ghana and Lalesso – Kenya. The ETHICAL FASHION FORUM (EFF) is the industry body dedicated … Continue reading

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POP down to the POP UP Fashion Market.

This is for all the people who are looking for something to do in London next Sunday – 3rd July and for those of you who want a chance to buy African Inspired designs. Pop down to Brick Lane and … Continue reading

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Burberry Resort 2012

Fast forward to 2012 and we have the new resort collection from Burberry. A bold move, to give their statement trench coat an injection of African Ankara (printed batik material). Not what you would expect from such an iconic British brand, replacing (momentarily) its instantaneously recognisable checked print … Continue reading

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And the winner is………

So 1 lucky winner will have the chance to attend ‘Designer pages’ @ the Earls court festival at Gallery 286 on 22nd June to celebrate women in Fashion, publishing and styling. The Editor of the award winning ARISE magazine, Helen … Continue reading

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SUNO brought to life!

So the tune may not be up your street (although I think it has a youthful vibe about it) but Nicola Roberts strut’s her stuff in her music video draped in a SUNO print jacket from the resort 2011 collection as … Continue reading

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