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How Capetown, Kigali, Lagos, Accra And Nairobi became Hubs for Entrepreneurs.

How Capetown, Kigali, Lagos, Accra And Nairobi became Hubs for Entrepreneurs. | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Applause Africa - Claiming Ownership of Our Stories
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Traditional fashion calendar fuels overconsumption and waste

Traditional fashion calendar fuels overconsumption and waste | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Brands are accustomed to excess stock, and customers to seasonal sales – but some designers are breaking with this cycle, writes Carrie Parry
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The Guardian's critique of the traditional fashion calendar and its contribution to over-consumption, low profitability, & waste.

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The designer taking his Xhosa heritage global

The designer taking his Xhosa heritage global | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
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MaXhosa by Laduma - Bringing Xhosa fashion to the world!

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Pharrell Williams & Tyson Toussant Speak on Bionic Yarn - YouTube

Pharrell Williams & Tyson Toussant Speak on Bionic Yarn - YouTube | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Pharrell Williams & Tyson Toussant Speak on Bionic Yarn with MSNBC
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Fashion & Technology: Pharrell Williams & Tyson Toussant discuss eco-friendly bionic yarn made out of recycled materials. Find out more info about Bionic Yarn at http://www.bionicyarn.com/.

 

In Sept. 2014, denim fashion brand, G-Star Raw began selling a collection made of Bionic Yarn.

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Ventures Africa | Fashioning Africa: A First Class Designer’s Analysis Of Africa’s Fashion Industry

Ventures Africa | Fashioning Africa: A First Class Designer’s Analysis Of Africa’s Fashion Industry | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
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Ventures Africa interviews designer Hazel Eki Aggrey-Orleans on the state and promise of African fashion.

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AFRICAN FASHION REMIXED

AFRICAN FASHION REMIXED | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
African Fashion Remixed.
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Mixed Prints Editorial by Vanity Fair (April 2014)

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Africa Calling | Southbank Centre

Africa Calling | Southbank Centre | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
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Africa Calling Showcase: Sept 12-14, 2014 @ the Southbank Centre (London)

 

"Africa Calling is curated by Kathy Shenoy (Shake the Dust) and Liezel Strauss (Subject Matter Art). This showcase highlights the work of new and established designers from Africa and the diaspora who are challenging 'African aesthetics' and exploring new collaborations and cross-cultural connections."

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Okayafrica’s New York Fashion Week Guide

Okayafrica’s New York Fashion Week Guide | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Okayafrica's New York Fashion Week Guide featuring William Okpo, Azede-Jean Pierre, and more.
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Celebrating Africa at NYFW 2014!

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13 Pieces We Love From Zuvaa "A Marketplace and Community for African Fashion" - Clutch Magazine

13 Pieces We Love From Zuvaa "A Marketplace and Community for African Fashion" - Clutch Magazine | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Have you visited Zuvaa yet?  If not, please allow us to introduce you to the burgeoning store/community.  Zuvaa is an online community and marketplace that
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Clutch Magazine features Zuvaa, an online boutique & fashion community that celebrates the beauty African fashion. www.zuvaa.com

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The Many Looks of Afropunk Festival 2014 - New York Times (blog)

The Many Looks of Afropunk Festival 2014 - New York Times (blog) | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
The Many Looks of Afropunk Festival 2014
New York Times (blog)
At Afropunk Fest 2014 in Brooklyn, Alysha, Armani and Tiff sport African-inspired prints. Daniel Lord; D.J. Gianni Lee layers up. Daniel Lord; Ebonee dares to go bare.
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Afropunk 2014 coverage by the NY Times.

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013 SEMINARS HIGHLIGHTS - YouTube

GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013 SEMINARS HIGHLIGHTS - YouTube | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013 BUSINESS SEMINARS HIGHLIGHTS. Excerpts from GFDW 2013 2-day Business Seminars. A business dialogue on - Fashion, Innovation,...
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GFDW 2013. Zandile Blay moderates an interesting conversation on African fashion and how to develop/ strengthen the industry. We definitely want to see more in-depth discussions and application. Great opening dialogue!

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Shoe master's mission to 'Heel the World' - CNN.com Video

Former banker Fred Deegbe has created a high-end shoe brand in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
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Meet Fred Deegbe, former banker and the face behind the high-end shoes & accessories brand, Heel The World. The shoes' materials are imported from the US and Europe but entirely manufactured in Accra, Ghana. Check out the site at http://htwshoes.com/site/.

"If we cannot make our own shoes, then when shall we make our own planes?" - Fred Deegbe

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7 Designers to Watch From Lagos' Emerging Fashion Scene

7 Designers to Watch From Lagos' Emerging Fashion Scene | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
The city is known for its oil reserves, sure, but fashion? Increasingly, the answer is yes.
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Elle Magazine spotlights the 7 Designers to Watch From Lagos' Emerging Fashion Scene

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This Is The Last Generation Of Scarification In Africa

This Is The Last Generation Of Scarification In Africa | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Joana Choumali's series "Hââbré, The Last Generation" traces the final remnants of a dying tradition. The Kô language word means "writing," but also stands for the practice of scarification that's common t...
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The Beauty, Art & Meaning of African Scarification

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Top 5 Afrocentric Clothing Boutiques in London

Top 5 Afrocentric Clothing Boutiques in London | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Check out London's Best Afrocentric Boutiques with our Sharehoods Guide by Mariam Bashorun
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Five of London's Best African-Inspired Boutiques

 

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Fashion Insider - Mina Evans - YouTube

Fashion Insider - Mina Evans - YouTube | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
On this edition of Fashion Insider, we take you into the world of Mina Evans Anfom, the founder of the "Mina Evans" fashion label based in Accra, Ghana. She ...
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Ghanaian designer, Mina Evans discusses how to strengthen the African Fashion Market & her experiences of building an internationally recognized fashion brand.

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Ventures Africa | Why The World Should Invest In African Fashion

Ventures Africa | Why The World Should Invest In African Fashion | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
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We need patient capital to grow the African fashion industry.

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Rwandan fashion eyes international market | Africa | DW.DE | 04.09.2014

Rwandan fashion eyes international market | Africa | DW.DE | 04.09.2014 | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
The fashion industry in Rwanda fits the definition of young and untapped. However it is slowly evolving into a lucrative and vibrant sector.
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"Made in Kigali" - Training the next generations of African tailors with an eye towards the international market.

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Jabong to Merge With 4 Other Firms to Make 'Global Fashion Group'

Jabong to Merge With 4 Other Firms to Make 'Global Fashion Group' | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Rocket Internet will merge the Indian online fashion retailer with Dafiti, Lamoda, Namshi and Zalora to create Global Fashion Group (GFG).
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Emergence of the "Global Fashion Group." Interestingly, Africa is not mentioned as a player. We are note sure if this is a good thing or not...

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Lisa Folawiyo RTW Spring 2015

With her pretty spring collection, Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo proved again that Africa deserves a place on the fashion map.
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Lisa Folawiyo RTW Spring 2015
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New York Fashion Week Guide: Who and What to Know

New York Fashion Week Guide: Who and What to Know | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
A guide to the key players as designers prepare to roll out the garments.
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NYFW is upon us!! Good luck to ICAF's own Kibonen NY who will be showing with the Art Institutes on Sept. 9th!!

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The latest in African fashion, straight from our Observers!

The latest in African fashion, straight from our Observers! | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
In style : Photos of the latest fashion trends in Africa, sent by our Observers
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The latest African fashion - street style from the selected 20 African countries!

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Zady Explains What It Takes to Make 100 Percent Ethical Clothing - theFashionSpot

Zady Explains What It Takes to Make 100 Percent Ethical Clothing - theFashionSpot | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
Zady announces the launch of a rigorously ethical private label, starting with a women's knit wool sweater.
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Zady aims to lead the "slow fashion" movement.

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GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week Announces Dates for 2014 Fashion Week - October 29 to November 1, 2014

GTBank Lagos Fashion and Design Week Announces Dates for 2014 Fashion Week - October 29 to November 1, 2014 | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it

Call for entries for LFDW Fashion Focus 2014 The Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (GTBank LFDW) is set to take place from October 29th to November 1st 2014 for the 4th year running...

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3 How-To Videos for Understanding Patternmaking and Sample Making | Maker’s Row Blog

3 How-To Videos for Understanding Patternmaking and Sample Making  | Maker’s Row Blog | African-Inspired Fashion | Scoop.it
The world of apparel design is never simple and, more often than not, it requires years of experience to navigate smoothly. That’s why we at Maker’s Row sat down with the infinitely knowledgeable Marianne Weber from Quick Turn Clothing. Marianne
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Maker's Row presents 3 How-To Videos for Understanding Patternmaking and Sample Making

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