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Now, once again Africa inspires! Dublin Africa Fashion Weekend 2010 is set to rock the island of Ireland, bringing top African Designers to showcase at this premier event! The designers have long been gracing the African runways, but this event promises to join global forces in celebrating change in Africa!

Africa is rising, much like a young girl who has entered puberty, discovering & becoming aware of the power she has over the boys! More exciting, bold, fresh, difinitive things are yet to come! Watch this space Twitter , Facebook & Website for more developments on this event!

8th & Fort!


ethical fashion!

Ever heard of Ethical Fashion? This is fashion with a conscious, fashion that gives back! It’s fair trade and organic practices like these that benefit millions of people in the fashion supply chains. So among many ethical brands, here are a few favourates LaLesso, Dandi Maestre & Hetty Rose Ltd!
LaLesso – launched in Cape Town 2005. It’s centred on combining East African heritage with current seasonal trends and involving the community as much as possible.
Dandi Maestre - All designs are one of a kind pieces made from natural or recycled materials.
Hetty Rose Ltd - collection of shoes and accessories are completely hand made using mainly reclaimed, recycled and vintage materials with very little waste.
Man in the mirror!

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arise africa inspiration!

So who hasn’t been inspired by Africa’s rise to Fashiondom? Well, we were! Arise Africa Fashion Week is what most of us have long envisioned, but never had quite the courage to deliver!
Watch this space for all the African Inspired Fashion designs that we love. We will also give you a flavour of our own creations. Join us on this African Fashion Revolution!

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creative or offensive?

Photographer Jean-Paul Goude’s recent Naomi Campbell shoot for the 2009 September issue of Harper’s Bazaar has raised a few questions. I personally think the images are a very strong creative work but it is open for interpretation of course! In the photoshoot, Campbell almost outruns a cheetah, seems at ease jumping ropes with monkeys and rides a crocodile and elephant like its a walk in the park! Stereotypes yes, but the work is beautifully executed by model & photographer! So what do you guys think? Is it creative or offensive?
Images - Haper's Bazaar

style is no coincidence!

Style is not a coincidence – by Tiffany Amber Nigeria! She won Designer of the year 2009/2010 @ Arise Africa Fashion Week. Loving her collection, fragile, beautiful, designs which make women of all colours glow! The collection draws on classic shapes & feminity of the western world as well as the vibrancy of Africa! You can wear this collection for years – as long as you can fit in it of course : )
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