Category Archives: Style focus

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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Pride and Joy

Deenola, catchy name hah? I think so too. but did you know that this emerging fashion company is made up of Deena Dee and Olafemi Bela who have brought to us their first ever collection named ‘Versatlie’ consisting of pieces that encapsulate Deenola’s statement – ‘providing high quality ready … Continue reading

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Topshop Autumn|Winter 2010 Ad campaign

Getting you in the mood for those toasty nights and those frosty mornings (in chilly London) with  the new Topshop autumn|winter collection. Spearheading this seasons campaign is Hind Sahli, Gwen Loos, Imogen Newton and Ajak Deng. Encapsulating the new autum winter trends in the form of: … Continue reading

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Count me in: ChicAfriq summer sale – Covent Garden

I’m down in central London on Sunday 22 August 2010 to attend what is called ChicAfriq. This is what has become popular over the last couple of years as a pop up sale, selling a plethora of African inspired designs in contemporary, … Continue reading

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Summer’s not over: Chichia – London SS 2010

All thorough summer is almost coming to an end I thought I would bring to those who have been in a fashion daze the 2010 summer collection from London-based designer Christine Mhando of the label chichia. Christine creatively uses the traditional Tanzanian … Continue reading

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Let’s begin.

Forget about food, forget about water, I’m looking at parting with my cash to invest in these independent designers and their off the scale African inspired designs. Chichia Suno  Deenola   Jewel by Lisa Duro Olowu   NKWO   Tiffany Amber

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