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On our journey to Tanzania with menswear designer Sheria Mgwoi, we got to learn a bit about his patriotic side at the ongoing Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014. Titled "Pride", ...
 
Tiffany Amber at Face of Africa 2010 Finale
Paris is going to get a taste of the finest in African fashion on the 5th of March when the ARISE L’Afrique- À-Porter Fall 2010/2011 Event will be taking place during Paris Fashion Week. With its rich history, Paris Fashion Week is considered to be the most prestigious fashion week so its ...
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Its just February but this might just be the BN Red Carpet Fab to beat this year! Its our red carpet picks from the Face of Africa 2010 Finale which was held in Lagos on the 6th of February 2010. There were so many spectacular and stunning looks on the red carpet that almost didn't know where ...
Arise Magazine African Collective Part III
Loin Cloth & Ashes designer Anisa Mpungwe took her inspiration from her father's hometown of Ifakara,  Tanzania but contrary to preconceived notions, her Fall 2010 collection is not about bright, flirty prints. The designer's obsession with structure has ...
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Nigerian Designer, Deola Sagoe also showcased her Fall/Winter 2010 collection at the ARISE Magazine Africa Collective III runway. Deola Sagoe in this collection combines the fierce cuts of military inspired garments with a feel for texture. Opting for a dark palette, the collection features ...
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South African Label Black Coffee showcased their Fall/Winter 2010 collection at the ARISE Magazine's Africa Collective III runway at Bryant Park yesterday. Black Coffee designers Jacques van der Watt and Danica Lepen present a collection that features voluminous coats combined with wide ...
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Aschobi’s fourth collection, Black and White, projects the "refined rock chic" look with its muted use of colour and embellishment of the pieces with various materials including metal studs and chains. Aschobi shows through this collection that monochrome pieces can be stylish, sophisticated ...
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Nike Akinola London has come out with a Summer/Spring 2010 Collection inspired by ‘The Long Weekend’. ‘This collection captures the very essence of what it means to be an independent woman going into a new decade’, says creative director, Nike Akinola. The collection illustrates seasonal ...
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In June 2009, Ermenegildo Zegna, the 100 year old giant of Italian tailored suit-making announced that they would be expanding and exploring new markets. According to an article published in the New York Times, Gildo Zegna, chief executive of the company said  “What we used to call the ...
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Orleans designs is a London based women’s wear and accessory brand. Their Spring/Summer 2010 collection presents African prints in 100% silk. Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, the designer behind this collection ‘has been inspired by the cultural richness on her upbringing on West Africa’s tropical ...
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It’s BN Style Spotlight; this is a periodical feature on the style page that will provide detailed analysis of the personal style of a budding fashion star. Occasionally while going through photos, we stumble on a person that gets us staring in admiration of their style. They have been able ...
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We have a HUGE style crush on Shingai Shoniwa. Shingai is the Zimbabwean lead singer of UK band "The Noisettes". This is one girl that is always absolutely fabulous on the red carpet. From her afrolicious hair to the edgy clothes she wears - Tres magnifique! Shingai is on the cover of the new ...
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UK-based Nigerian designer Nkwo Onwuka made giant strides in the last few months; her flagship line "Nkwo" showed at the ARISE Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg last year, Nkwo pieces were picked up by Europe's No 1 online fashion shopping destination - ASOS and now in 2010, Nkwo is set to ...
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The first Vlisco fabric collection of 2010 is inspired by unexpected combinations. Dreamlike scenery unites heritage and sophistication. You are taken unawares, caught in a landscape of patterns. The assemblage of designs appears random, yet produces the ultimate ‘Tableau Vivant’ sensation. A ...
Deola Bali
So we are attempting to deliver 'The Look' daily this week so you''ll have to work with us! Many BN readers are in their 20s and 30s, however, its so great when we see someone in their 40s or even older looking stylish and just fabulous. We spotted Deola Bali on Nigeria's unofficial red ...
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The Nigerian fashion industry keeps piling up the talent with designers who have harnessed their craft in industries abroad and return to home soil to engrave their footprints. Designer, Kemmy Solomon hopes that her label Kemkemstudio leaves large enough traces to have Nigerians and the rest of ...
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Its been a while since we hit you with "The Look". Nigerians are supposed to be amongst the best dressed people in the world so why is it so difficult for us to find looks we love? Maybe we need to search a bit harder. That's exactly what we'll do because we really hope to have "The Look" as a ...
CANOE RARE-COVER
CANOE Quarterly Magazine finds something to be cheerful about despite the state of the economy. Its new edition, titled the RARE Issue, continues in the publication’s mission to celebrate Africa. CANOE has become quite famous for both its articles and its design. And its ninth edition does not ...
Nike Oshinowo
Its the first BN Red Carpet Fab of 2010 and we are totally excited to be kicking off with this! On Sunday 17th of January 2010, Ex-Beauty Queen Nike Oshinowo launched her fitness DVD "Fit, Forty and Fabulous". The event totally lived up to the billing. It was held at uber-fab ...
Black Coffee SA
Its that time again. African fashion is migrating to New York for the New York Fashion Week. Last year, ARISE broke new ground with the ARISE Collective at the Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week in February 2009 and maintained the momentum with the Promise of Africa Collective show at ...
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A brand new glossy has just joined the African magazine market. FAB Magazine is a high-end Quarterly Fashion and Lifestyle print magazine with 80% African Content. The first issue of FAB Magazine - the “Music meets Fashion” issue will be on the newsstands from February 2009. The magazine ...

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