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Lanre DaSilva Ajayi @ Couture Fashion Week

Lanre DaSilva Ajayi @ Couture Fashion Week

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi at Couture Fashion Week
Manhattan has become the playground for Nigerian designers. Building on the momentum from the ARISE Promise Collective, designers Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, House of J’Ola, Hallero and Zizi… presented at the Couture Fashion

Sneak Peek: Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi, House of J’Ola, Hallero and Zizi at Couture Fashion Week

Sneak Peek: Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi, House of J’Ola, Hallero and Zizi at Couture Fashion Week

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

This weekend was all about fashion for our BN team, our ladies – Louisa and Cornelia… were backstage and front row at the ARISE Promise show on Friday then on Sunday, they did it again at the Couture Fashion Week

Rhapsody of Art & Colour: Tiffany Amber Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Rhapsody of Art & Colour: Tiffany Amber Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Of all the designers that showed their collections as part of the ARISE Promise of Africa Collective at the New York Fashion Week, Tiffany Amber… can be considered as the most accomplished – having been in the business for over

AfroChic in the City: Jewel by Lisa Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

AfroChic in the City: Jewel by Lisa Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Oh Lisa! Jewel by Lisa is the modern chic Nigerian girl’s fairytale. There is just something about JBL pieces that we can infinitely relate to. Well, ladies, after the collection which Jewel by Lisa showed at the ARISE Promise of …

Cultural Intimacy Explored: David Tlale Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Cultural Intimacy Explored: David Tlale Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

South Africa’s David Tlale dubbed his collection ‘Cultural Intimacy’ and on the ARISE Promise of Africa Collective… runway, we could see why. The palette for the collection was rich earthy colours and neutrals – these were an excellent base for

Behold the Queen of Madagascar: Eric Raisina Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Behold the Queen of Madagascar: Eric Raisina Spring/Summer 2010 @ ARISE Promise

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

We can call Eric Raisina the wildcard among the ARISE Promise of Africa Collective…, a rising designer who had his first major international showing at the Johannesburg ARISE Fashion Week earlier this year. Eric Raisina’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection at

ARISE: African Promise Collective – The Rundown

ARISE: African Promise Collective – The Rundown

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Louisa Kinoshi, International Scene Editor and Cornelia O’Dwyer, BN New York Correspondent were at the African Promise Collective and spoke to the designers, models and celebrities.
Here is the detailed scoop from the African Fashion Collective by Louisa…

My Style: Zara Emezi

My Style: Zara Emezi

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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…

Fashion Flashback: Zebra Urban Living

Fashion Flashback: Zebra Urban Living

Friday, September 11th, 2009

This one is from our BN archives, just realized we never featured photos from the Zebra Living’s Urban Nectar… photobook from a couple of months ago. Never too late to share fabulousity. Enjoy!

ARISE Magazine Issue 6 is All Fierce & No Fluff

ARISE Magazine Issue 6 is All Fierce & No Fluff

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

American model, Sessilee Lopez covers Arise Issue 6. One word: Uber-fierce!
The Arise African Promise Collective Show @ NY Fashion Week is on the 11th of September.
Retrospective on ARISE covers… – All 6 of Them!

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The Look: Black Out

The Look: Black Out

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Ene Lawani @ Exquisite Mag Fashion Party
It’s The Look! Our periodic BN feature highlighting a look that we find fabulous. What do we have here, ex-beauty queen Ene Lawani… rocking a futuristic all-black look. From her bone-straight long

From Collection to Closet: The African Fashion Scene in Motion

From Collection to Closet: The African Fashion Scene in Motion

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The start of New York Fashion Week is only a few days away and it is so exciting to know that once again, our African designers will be represented as part of the ARISE: African Promise Collective…. So far,

Kiki Clothing: Nigerian-Ghanaian Fashion Synergy

Kiki Clothing: Nigerian-Ghanaian Fashion Synergy

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Upon completing her degree at the London College of Fashion, Nigerian/Ghanaian designer Titi Ademola …immersed herself in the fashion scene – she worked with renowned companies including Burberry, Betsey Johnson and Nicole Farhi. It wasn’t until she arrived back in

My Style: Onyeka Emordi

My Style: Onyeka Emordi

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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…

BN Style Spotlight: Omowunmi Akinnifesi

BN Style Spotlight: Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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. We kicked off our premiere feature with Ifeoma Williams – View post

BN Trend Alert: Summer Whites!

BN Trend Alert: Summer Whites!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

At the Thisday ARISE Africa Fashion Week, designers Ade Bakare, Tina Atiemo, David Tlale and Samantha Cole… embraced the colour white to create elegant pieces, and some with a dramatic edge to them!
In Nigeria, the rainy season

Touch Of Sculpture: A Universe of Sensations by Vlisco

Touch Of Sculpture: A Universe of Sensations by Vlisco

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The new ‘Touch of Sculpture’ fabric collection from Vlisco… teases the senses. Blink and look again – you’ll see the same thing twice, buton a different level. A double layer, seemingly rigid, flows in sync with the rapid

My Style: Chika Uwazie

My Style: Chika Uwazie

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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…

Aschobi Designs: Putting Sierra Leone on the Fashion Map

Aschobi Designs: Putting Sierra Leone on the Fashion Map

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

How can one young, ambitious young lady carry a nation to the international fashion stage? The answer is talent and flair. Adama Kai… graduated from Parsons School of Design, honed her design skills in New York and then returned to

In the midst of gloom, Ella Brown ups the Glam Factor

In the midst of gloom, Ella Brown ups the Glam Factor

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The global economic downturn has slayed many victims including several players in the Luxury Goods and Bridal Sector. Even established bridal designers have been dogged by rumours of creditors closing in. So its great to see a young designer taking…

BN Features:KiRette Couture

BN Features:KiRette Couture

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Anrette & Kibonen
KiRette Couture (KC) …is a new movement. And at its helm are Cameroonian duo Kibonen Nfi and Anrette Ngafor. The business savvy image consultant and her über trendy fashion graduate partner weave the originality of tradition and

Is this all we are about? Naomi Campbell’s ‘Africa Inspired’ Harper’s Bazaar Spread

Is this all we are about? Naomi Campbell’s ‘Africa Inspired’ Harper’s Bazaar Spread

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The September issue of US Harper’s Bazaar features Supermodel Naomi Campbell in a fashion spread shot by world renowned photographer Jean-Paul Goude….
Harper’s Bazaar is a fantastic publication
Jean-Paul Goude is an outstanding photographer
Naomi Campbell is a stunning

BN Exclusive: YAFW(III)

BN Exclusive: YAFW(III)

Friday, August 14th, 2009

We are concluding our exclusive feature of the  Young Africa Fashion Weekend… (YAFW) with this last group of three, amongst the nine featured designers. We hope to see more events  like this one; which provide young talented designers in the

Korto Momolu Back on Project Runway

Korto Momolu Back on Project Runway

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Korto Momolu-Briggs… was a favorite of many to win last season’s Project Runway and the Liberian talent will get another chance to “rule the runway”. Korto will be competing against eight past designers for the chance to win $200,000 during

BN Exclusive: YAFW(II)

BN Exclusive: YAFW(II)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

We kicked off our exclusive feature of the Young Africa Fashion Weekend (YAFW) on Monday, as we profiled three of the nine designers and their featured collections. Today we bring you more from the YAFW…; Its three designers and