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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 …

The Look: Striped Chic

The Look: Striped Chic

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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

BN Features: Kemkemstudio

BN Features: Kemkemstudio

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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

The Look: Ruffled Pink

The Look: Ruffled Pink

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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

R is for Recession, Resilience and CANOE’s RARE Issue

R is for Recession, Resilience and CANOE’s RARE Issue

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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

BN Red Carpet Fab: Nike Oshinowo “Fit, Forty and Fabulous” DVD Launch

BN Red Carpet Fab: Nike Oshinowo “Fit, Forty and Fabulous” DVD Launch

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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

Deola Sagoe, Black Coffee and Loin Cloth & Ashes set to dazzle via ARISE Africa show at New York Fashion Week

Deola Sagoe, Black Coffee and Loin Cloth & Ashes set to dazzle via ARISE Africa show at New York Fashion Week

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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

What’s it like to be FABULOUS, AFRICAN & BLACK? New Mag FAB launches in February

What’s it like to be FABULOUS, AFRICAN & BLACK? New Mag FAB launches in February

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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…

MOMO Celebrates 5 Years with Grown-Up Glamour

MOMO Celebrates 5 Years with Grown-Up Glamour

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

With a packed-house overflowing with Momo’s loyal, long-standing clients, press and worldwide guests, Fati Asibelua…, the design talent behind Momo, unveiled her Iconic Anniversary Collection at the five-year celebration in Abuja. Inspired by the grown-up, demure glamour of

Chichia London Presents Made in Dar

Chichia London Presents Made in Dar

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Fresh off a great showing at the recent Swahili Fashion Week, Christine Mhando’s Chichia London has released the lookbook for their new collection called ‘Made In Dar…‘.
The collection features beautiful, ‘wearable’ and versatile dresses all made using

So(phisticated)LULLY by JamesLULLY

So(phisticated)LULLY by JamesLULLY

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The fashion business like any other relies on market research. Recognising a need in the market and allocating resources to fulfil that need. The JamesLULLY label… might just be the end to the search of affordable handbags.
The JL label