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Tinsel mums, Carol King, Iretiola Doyle and Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi are the cover stars for the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style magazine. The three actresses talk to the magazine ...
 
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House of Versatile Styles(HVS)  is set to showcase new 2010 collection "HVS" at the established and International Designers show during  Seattle Fashion Week. The Fashion show will be held on Saturday May 15 at 8pm at Wamu Theatre in Seattle. After a successful showing at DC Fashion week , ...
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Designers are, in a way, storytellers; the infusion of their inspiration with their talent creates pieces which embody multi dimensional perspectives and narratives. British African designer, Anita Quansah hopes her fashion and jewellery tell timeless historical tales. Anita Quansah crafts ...
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The fashion industry is fast paced and exciting. Designers are constantly fishing for innovative ways to showcase their collections, with the surprise factor always in check! Obsidian just gave BN something other than their designs to talk about! Instead of  the traditional lookbook we see ...
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Now more than ever, we see African fashion take an ethical approach with charities and the practice of fair trade amongst designers to support their local community artisans. KikoRomeo is a Kenyan label with a similar plight. Founded in 1996 by Scottish bornAnn McCreath,  “KikiRomeo” which ...
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It seems like it is fashion lookbook season and I am definitely loving it! It is beautiful women dressed in perfected garments and to top if all up; the glamorous photoshoots! I cringe with excitement!  Here at BN will do our best to keep you updated as they roll in! Maki Oh, a fairly new ...
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All your senses will celebrate the colourful new fabric collection ‘Sparkling Grace’ by Vlisco. Go up the stairs and feel the sensation of melodious pulsations leading to a spectacle of bright colours. The designs coordinate the rhythm of movement. Clear graphic lines give a feeling of the beat ...
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African fashion keeps growing from strength to strength! We especially love that the industry is becoming more Pan-African, this was definitely the case when pieces from Deola Sagoe's 'Above the Fray' collection which debuted at the Fall 2010/2011 New York Fashion Week in February 2010. The ...
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Designer Lola Faturoti lookbook for her Fall/Winter 2010 collection is out and like with all her collections, there's lots more than the "Obama Dress'' to wow you! This collection by Lola Faturoti features pieces with a lots of volume which are crafted in a way they create sort of an ...
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Amechi Ihenacho is most commoly known as the Fashion Editor for Flux Magazine UK. However it is his relatively new label- Amechi that  has captured BN's attention. Inspired by 50's village Haitian girls, Cuba and Yoruba land, his Spring/Summer debut collection consists of hand embroidered and ...
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It's nice to explore Fashion Houses across the continent as we all know Africa's packed with talent!  BN spotlights one of Kenya’s Top Designers: JOHARI; a label with a cause! Johari was set up by the Johari foundation as a non profit social enterprise, with 100% of the profit made used to ...
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Jewel By Lisa is one of the most recognised Nigerian fashion brands and their new Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 lookbook is a reminder of why their pieces remain a desirable choice. Click to read our review of this collection At the moment, the JBL brand is experiencing exiting new developments ...
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Here at BN we draw attention to people who are doing something extra in their careers and Tori Famuyiwa is one of them! Currently a resident of New York City, and with a resume full of notable work experience and accomplishments in the fashion retail industry, Tori left the corporate world ...
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WeWe Clothing glams the kids with its new collection “Ijinle” . The delightful collection consists of the cute, trendy pieces in patterns that are easily identifiable with children, making  the collection fun, playful and reflective of  the cheerful spirit of curious kids! Designer, Folake ...
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We recently featured the launch of "Safari Remix" by Kelechi Odu - a menswear collection which is exclusively stocked at Lagos-based Luxury boutique, Temple Muse. BN briefly chats with designer and architect,  Kelechi Odu about “Safari Remix''. Plus, my review of the collection! Ijeoma ...
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Are we in the mood for some retail therapy? I love, love, love these staple pieces Joan Ibuzo designed for her budding new fashion line, House of Marie. These looks can easily transcend from day to night paired with the right accessories. Here are pieces from a recent collection from ...
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Jewelry designer Chris Aire unveiled a new limited-edition collection of Nigerian gold and gemstone jewelry at an exclusive event in Beverly Hills, California on the 7th of April 2010.The new collection dubbed the "Hollywood Glamour Collection", was inspired by the concept of bringing Nigerian ...
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Nothing beats an innovative mind; designer Abeena Pokuaa proves she is one with OH! by Oheme Ohene as it is a pleasant mix of inspiration and creativity . New British boutique fashion label Ohema Ohene [derived from Ghanaian language, twi which means Queen & king] was launched in 2008 by ...
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We can always count on Taé for well-made, simple yet beautiful pieces that capture African vibrancy and blend with international influences. Taé , the label by designer Bisola Edun has just released the first batch of looks from the Venus Collection. The collection includes dresses, tunics, ...
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ARISE, Africa's Global Style & Culture Magazine has just released its April 2010 Issue. This is the 9th issue from ARISE and it doesn't disappoint. The issue covers the recent ARISE Fashion Show held in New York and the ThisDay Awards held in Abuja. They also catch up with international ...
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Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin 2-3rd April 2010 Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin will not be featuring a Sunday event as previously advertised, however, all Sunday tickets will be refunded or can be exchanged for a Friday or Saturday ticket. All 8 designers will now show their full collections ...

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