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African Fashion

Nelson Mandela's Powerful Style Remembered

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.06.2013 | Black Voices

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has d...

'Our Skin Is Something That We Should Value'

www.reuters.com | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Backstage at Dakar Fashion Week a group of young women squeeze into impossibly high heels while others sit still as make-up artists paint ...

PHOTOS: Dakar Fashion Week Democratizes High Fashion

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

DAKAR, Senegal — Law student Aminata Kande stepped out in a $25 blue wax print dress to watch lanky models storm a makeshift runway wearing piec...

Malawi Hosts First-Ever Fashion Week

AP | BY RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Models on the runway in Malawi sported dresses with bottle-tops and wearing hats made of chicken feathers, as the southern African...

Vogue Africa: The Work of a Visionary Light Years Ahead of His Time

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.19.2013 | Black Voices
Getrude Matshe

I remember growing up as a little girl in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, and having no access to books or magazines that portrayed and highlighted African beauty. Sadly, 46 years later, this is still the case.

PHOTOS: Pikolinos Gala Dinner 2013

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Black Voices

Diplomats were replaced by the fashion set last night at the United Nations in New York City for the 2013 Pikolinos Gala Dinner. The event was thr...

African Fashion as the Next Fashion Capital: Evolving the Concept of Hybrid Modernity

Atim Oton | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Atim Oton

I believe the future for Africa is in fashion and design and it is one of the places to start. It will set the stage for change and transformation in African cities. And when it comes to fashion, all signs are pointing to Africa as the next "big thing."

WATCH: Diesel+EDUN Celebrates African Fashion

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices

Africa is slowly but surely making its presence in the world of fashion. The continent has provided endless inspiration for designers, celebrities and...

PHOTOS: Exclusive African Accessories Collection For Edun

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.06.2012 | Black Voices

As you continue to search for fabulous holidays gifts to give to your loved ones, you'll definitely want to consider this collection of goodies. D...

Virtual Runway: Maki Oh Fall 2012 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Black Voices

African designers are definitely on the rise. Names like Duro Olowu and Mimi Plange are starting to work their way into the sartorial spotlight. ...

Vogue Editor Mentors African Designers

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices

When Franca Sozzani, editor of Vogue Italia, visited the Huffington Post offices last month she revealed that her proudest professional moment was pub...

PHOTOS: "New African Fashion" Lines That You Must Know

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

With current fashion debates centering around hot topics such as Milan Fashion Week's scheduling conflicts and who will replace John Galliano at Chris...

Must Read: 'New African Fashion'

Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices

In the new book New African Fashion (Prestel) author Helen Jennings "takes an encyclopedic view of looks from the continent, focusing on designers, mo...

African Fashion Shows Overseas: It's Africa's Time to Shine

Atim Oton | Posted 11.13.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of African fashion shows launching, and most of them are not in Africa. The shows are not a fad; they signify an important shift from traditional African design as one-offs to a global fashion business.

Heritage1960’s Unique Look At African Culture

The Huffington Post | Yannique Benitez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

The fascination with the "Dark Continent" has prevailed since the 1880s and the so-called "Scramble for Africa." But despite poverty, famine and civil...

Swahili Fashion Week Brings Kanga To The International Market

Reuters | Katrina Manson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

For women in Tanzania's humid Dar es Salaam port city, the "kanga" is must-have material, functioning as an everyday wraparound dress, bath towel, sha...

High-End African Design Debuts in New York, NY

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

The large size, intricate detailing, and one-of-a-kind artisan craftsmanship makes the Sofala plate the epitome of fine African art.