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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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
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
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…
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’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 WeekWednesday, 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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 …