Unapologetically African luxury 'MaXhosa' shakes up fashion world
Fresh from his successful showing at New York Fashion Week, South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo speaks to Reuters about his 'MaXhosa' brand.
Fendi celebrates Lagerfeld at Rome's Temple of Venus
Italian label Fendi pays tribute to its late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died in February after a half-century helming the company, with a haute couture show at the ruins of the ancient Temple of Venus in Rome.
Young Ethiopian designers inspired by old fabric
At a recent fashion show in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian designers showcased a range of clothes made from "Faaya Aada," a traditional cotton cloth woven by hand.
Pride and pique as Louboutin takes Pakistan chappal global
Famed for luxury red-soled stilettos, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has taken inspiration for a new sandal from Pakistan's tribal frontier, sparking claims of cultural appropriation along with grins from grizzled Pakistani cobblers.
From Kigali to the international catwalk
African fashion is on the rise! But at an international level, it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Rwandan designer Joselyne Umutoniwase hopes to make her mark as she takes her first haut-couture collection to the famous Milan fashion week.
Fashion against forgetting
Designer McBright Kavari breathes new life into traditional dress. His modern twist on the iconic Herero dress is especially appealing to young Namibians.
Young fashion designer picks Sonko in Senegal vote
Sophie Zinga, a top fashion designer in Senegal, says she will vote for Ousmane Sonko in the upcoming election because he represents fundamental change and a break from a political elite she says has failed to develop a middle class and small to medium enterprises.
Lagos Fashion Week 2018 - Adama Paris
Adama Amanda Ndiaye is a Senegalese fashion designer. She also goes by the name Adama Paris, which is also the name of the label she owns and operates. Her pieces, which are manufactured in Morocco, can be found internationally, including in New York City, Tokyo, London and Paris. She is credited with starting Black Fashion Week.
Lagos Fashion Week 2018 - Elie Kuame
Elie Kuame: Paris-based Lebanese and Côte d'Ivoire designer is known for his feminine and elegant pieces. At this year’s Heineken Fashion Week, he tells us about his collection and who an Elie Kuame woman is.