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ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Tiffany Amber

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Tiffany Amber

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The night was full of many favorites and Folake Folarin-Coker‘s label Tiffany Amber… was well-received by the French. Her collection contained mostly silk pieces, appealing strongly to Parisians love for  simplicity, comfort and elegance. Tiffany Amber was able to

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: KLuK CGDT

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: KLuK CGDT

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

South African label Kluk CGDT design ready-to-wear, bridal gowns and couture collections. White is usually infused  into their seasonal collections.In their Autumn Winter 2008 …collection they showcased  a few white pieces on the runway, so it is no surprise that

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Christie Brown

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Christie Brown

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The collection presented by Ghanaian designer Aisha Obuobi was one of my favourites. Clean cuts, solid lines and that alluring touch of retro/slightly futuristic glam embodied the pieces in the Christie Brown… collection.
Drawing on various sources for inspiration, including

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Lunar

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Lunar

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

South African Label Lunar… went for an all black theme. With this collection, we see heavy wool pieces, knit wear with intricate braid details and cowl necklines.
I would regard the pieces in this collection as basic essentials in a

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: MOMO

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: MOMO

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

This collection for MOMO (headed by designer, Fati Asibelua…) was centered on showcasing her love for opulent fabrics. She explores traditional couture brocades, jacquards and silk to create delicate textured  pieces with a leopard print fox fur coat in

My Style: Nathalie Fobi

My Style: Nathalie Fobi

Friday, March 5th, 2010

It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style!… If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short

International Style Queens of African Heritage: Tolula Adeyemi

International Style Queens of African Heritage: Tolula Adeyemi

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Here’s something that ought to get you excited!
There are some women of African heritage that have been killing it on the international red carpet and we’ve decided to do a special ‘mini-series’ on them.
We will be featuring 4…

Fashion For Charity: The Hemma Collection

Fashion For Charity: The Hemma Collection

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Hemma Collection has taken a humanitarian stand  led by designers, Edna Bissoon and Cindy Gaston, whom through Hemma Foundation…, a non-profit Organization, has provided educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged primary and secondary school students in Ghana by

Vlisco Tableau Vivant: The Lookbook

Vlisco Tableau Vivant: The Lookbook

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

We showed you the ad campaign images for Vlisco’s latest collection “Tableau Vivant”… some weeks ago. Some loved it, some didn’t. Mainly because of the mix of patterns in the background and on the fabric.
Now we exclusively present, the

AfriHomeChic: Eva Sonaike, MyriaMMAXO & Royal Hut bring a touch of Africa to your home

AfriHomeChic: Eva Sonaike, MyriaMMAXO & Royal Hut bring a touch of Africa to your home

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The influence of African culture on the global scene keeps rising.
From Ndebele tribe print Louboutins to Beyonce & Alicia Keys rocking ankara outfits (by Boxing Kitten) in their new video.
Now the inspiration is moving from clothing and accessories…

Funfere Koroye: Fun,Fresh and FUSION KELVAR!

Funfere Koroye: Fun,Fresh and FUSION KELVAR!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Upcoming brand Fusion Kelvar is out with its dual debut collection; The Diaspora Collection which fuses traditional textures with concrete cuts and The Prestige Collection which features graphic urban designs.
Head Designer Funfere Koroye…, captures the essence of youthful

Duro Olowu Fall 2010 RTW @ London Fashion Week

Duro Olowu Fall 2010 RTW @ London Fashion Week

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Duro Olowu’s …fall 2010 ready-to-wear collection features deliberate haphazard combinations of vibrant colours in eccentric prints. The collection engages with sombre tones of grey and black while also entertaining an eclectic desire for colour with wool pieces with intriguing geometric

Africa’s Design Stars including Tiffany Amber, Christie Brown & David Tlale to show at ARISE L’Afrique- À-Porter Event during Paris Fashion Week

Africa’s Design Stars including Tiffany Amber, Christie Brown & David Tlale to show at ARISE L’Afrique- À-Porter Event during Paris Fashion Week

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

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

BN Red Carpet Fab: Face of Africa 2010 Finale

BN Red Carpet Fab: Face of Africa 2010 Finale

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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.

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Loin Cloth & Ashes

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Loin Cloth & Ashes

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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 dictated a

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Deola Sagoe Fall 2010

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III – Deola Sagoe Fall 2010

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

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

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III- Black Coffee Fall 2010

ARISE Magazine African Fashion Collective III- Black Coffee Fall 2010

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

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

Sierra Leone’s fashion maven Aschobi scores again with the “Black and White” collection

Sierra Leone’s fashion maven Aschobi scores again with the “Black and White” collection

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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

Spring/Summer 2010 Collection by Nike Akinola London

Spring/Summer 2010 Collection by Nike Akinola London

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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,

Luxury Italian Clothing Brand Ermenegildo Zegna Arrives in Nigeria

Luxury Italian Clothing Brand Ermenegildo Zegna Arrives in Nigeria

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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

‘Contemporary Africa’: Orleans Designs Spring/Summer COCO collection.

‘Contemporary Africa’: Orleans Designs Spring/Summer COCO collection.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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

BN Style Spotlight: Ugonna Omeruo

BN Style Spotlight: Ugonna Omeruo

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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

Stylish, Cosmopolitan, African: Shingai Shoniwa & Tinu cover New African Woman magazine

Stylish, Cosmopolitan, African: Shingai Shoniwa & Tinu cover New African Woman magazine

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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

Sneak Peek: Afromania by Nkwo – The “Far From Home” Collection

Sneak Peek: Afromania by Nkwo – The “Far From Home” Collection

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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

Tableau Vivant: The Art of Eccentric Impressions by Vlisco

Tableau Vivant: The Art of Eccentric Impressions by Vlisco

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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 …