Tag Archives: African inspired designs

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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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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Suno venture into a virtual world

If you’ve got the ‘ca-ching’ and find great joy in shopping from your laptop or want to invest in a statement label than this may be the thing for you, mixing all you pleasures together and giving you a huge … 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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Fashizblack Magazine is back with the Afro luxury edition.

Stumbled across this mag (like a massive rock in the middle of the road) some time ago, I enjoyed the first few editions and then thought, ‘I wonder if they will last’ and yes they have taken the eternity pill and now in 2011 Fashizblack (Fash-iz-black) magazine … Continue reading

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