Category Archives: clothing

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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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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South Africa Fashion Week 2011

South Africa Fashion staged 8th – 10th April 2011 exists to promote local South African brands and designers which in turn allows for easier integration into the retail market as well as moving onto the International fashion stage by instilling professionalism with in … Continue reading

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Solange Knowles – The rise of a style IKON

I can’t seem to keep up with Solange Knowles who has been on an upwards climb towards style icon territory. Here is her latest spring 2011 ensemble as seen at . There’s nothing not to love about Solange’s ease of wearable … Continue reading

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ASOS Africa springs into action for S|S 2011

When Africa Batik – the blog was set up we never imagined that African inspired designe would capture the fashion the world the way it has, with its growing acceptance and commercialism it has found its way. Here at Africa Batik we … Continue reading

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Runway Africa. ARISE Magazine Fashion week – Lagos 2011

Fashion weeks are upon us and before I get my teeth into this years batch of Fashion weeks I thought that I would mention one that has been on the rise since 2009. ARISE Magazine Fashion Week (AMFW) is back on March 10th 2011 … Continue reading

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Chichia and the collaboration with ‘Made by Africa’ – A/W 2011

A maturing collection, an insight into the future of fashion Africa Chichia (see previous post on Chichia) has grasped the importance of african inspired design and has fully understood the importance of adapting to the seasons as well as adapting … Continue reading

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Eye spy – H &M Christmas 2010 ad campaign

On one of the coldest days in the UK, at a dreary bus stop…. I spied the new H&M Christmas 2010 ad campaign starring Liya Kebede and Waris Dirie. I’m quit captured by the deep background and the simple but … Continue reading

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Lanvin, lanvin, lanvin, where art thou Lanvin.

Oh la la the new Designer collaboration is about to be launched. Now I don’t usually subcribe to the designer collabaration probably because of the fierce ques and lack of stock (i’m presuming here) but this collection is worth taking … Continue reading

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London Fashion Week 2010

LFW 2010. The fashionista’s descend upon London with wide eyes with ‘of the moment’ high heels, sleek, eccentric styles. They will undoubtedly be watching runway shows with sharp intakes of breath at the genius designers who wholly contribute to the UK … Continue reading

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