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Exploring the joys of being black and “Pure Love”- how Pan-African womenswear designer, Ophelia Crossland is leveraging on Tech and authentic designs to celebrate black women

Pan-African womenswear designer, Ophelia Crossland is well pleased to announce the launch of her ‘’Pure Love” Collection for the Spring and Summer fashion season. Produced on the lines of an international pandemic and a lockdown that has affected the fashion industry and African enterprises , the titular womenswear brand with a luxury African aesthetic delved into her notion of unadulterated love to create the new line. Nestled on the first floor of Sarah’s building, an
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Post-covid fashion: What’s in store for Africa?

Post-covid fashion: What’s in store for Africa? | Fashion | Scoop.it
While over 400,000 people have been infected with Covid-19, Africa is still far from the high case numbers that have been recorded internationally. Despite this, the lockdown period has impacted local economies and pushed the fashion industry
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Industrie Africa Launches an Online Shopping Platform

Industrie Africa Launches an Online Shopping Platform | Fashion | Scoop.it
Dubbed the wikipedia of young African designers, Industrie Africa is launching e-commerce.
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West African designers explore virtual worlds

Leading names in West African luxury fashion discuss the potential of digital fashion shows and marketing.
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The future of fashion according to SAFW Lucilla Booyzen

The future of fashion according to SAFW Lucilla Booyzen | Fashion | Scoop.it
South African Fashion Week (SAFW) CEO, Lucilla Booyzen, joined in conversation with three local designers to discuss the future of fashion post the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In an interview on SABC 3’s Afternoon Express on Friday, 19 June 2020, South African fashion heavyweights, Lucilla Booyzen, David Tlale, Ephraim Molingoana and Gert-Johan Coetzee, discussed the future […]
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Zimbabwe: Ric Chasers Defies Fashion Odds to Beat Lockdown

Fashion designer and personal stylist Richmond Mlambo has said although the Covid-19-induced lockdown has affected the fashion industry, designers should use the period to come up with new stuff for them to survive.
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Here's how Mahlangu managed to grow his clothing business online during the lockdown

Here's how Mahlangu managed to grow his clothing business online during the lockdown | Fashion | Scoop.it
Fashion business owner Dumi Mahlangu's hard work and creativity is an inspiration to young entrepreneurs, especially those who may have been affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Lagos Designer Banke Kuku On Her Mission To Tell Africa’s Stories Through Vibrant Silks

From London to Lagos: after studying at Central Saint Martins, Nigerian designer Banke Kuku, who learnt to love fashion from her Céline obsessed mother, relocated back to her homeland to launch her unique silk brand with real cultural value. Here, Banke Kuku tells British Vogue about her journey so far.
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A fund for African Fashion

A fund for African Fashion | Fashion | Scoop.it
Roberta Annan, a Ghanaian businesswoman, launched the African Fashion Fund in 2011 to improve access to finance and infrastructure for artisans and creatives from across the continent.
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I want to change fashion and art in Africa

I want to be remembered as a man who loved God and cared for the underprivileged
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The Nigerian photographer embracing vintage Yoruba style - CNN Style

The Nigerian photographer embracing vintage Yoruba style - CNN Style | Fashion | Scoop.it
Photographer Oye Diran's modern staged photos celebrate how traditional dress was updated and worn -- including by his parents -- in post-independence Nigeria
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Christie Brown’s Virtual Premiere Was Exactly What We Needed This Weekend

Christie Brown’s Virtual Premiere Was Exactly What We Needed This Weekend | Fashion | Scoop.it
South African brand Thebe Magugu was spotlit once again on HBO‘s cult favourite show Insecure. On today’s edition of BN Collection to Closet, we are once again obsessed with another blazer by an African designer on Insecure.  Issa Rae donned this red, cold-shoulder blazer by LVMH Prize winner Thebe Magugu on a recent episode of […]
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Fashioning a recovery in Africa - Chinadaily.com.cn

Fashioning a recovery in Africa - Chinadaily.com.cn | Fashion | Scoop.it
The fashion industry has taken more hits than most during the coronavirus pandemic in Africa, but experts are advising stakeholders in the sector to embrace innovation in order to hasten its recovery.
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Made in Africa: Kenneth Ize Is Re-Contextualizing Luxury

Made in Africa: Kenneth Ize Is Re-Contextualizing Luxury | Fashion | Scoop.it
In the face of cultural appropriation and Western exploitation, Kenneth Ize is redefining "Made in Africa" as couture in a way that defies stereotypes.
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WATCH: Lagos Fashion Week Highlights Founders Building Platforms From Beyond The Continent

WATCH: Lagos Fashion Week Highlights Founders Building Platforms From Beyond The Continent | Fashion | Scoop.it
Lagos Fashion Week continues their work in furthering industry conversation beyond the runway, with an important conversation about ‘ the importance of building platforms that reflect true African creativity around the world and highlighting the impact of Africans building platforms outside the African continent and their contribution to defining fashion within the continent and the […]
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How COVID-19 is impacting the runways of Africa

How COVID-19 is impacting the runways of Africa | Fashion | Scoop.it
One of the industries reeling from the COVID-19 supply chain disruption and consumer demand is the fashion industry.
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Mean and Green, With a Splash (or More) of Ankara Print

Mean and Green, With a Splash (or More) of Ankara Print | Fashion | Scoop.it
3 costume designers indulge their ’80s nostalgia to varying degrees in 3 separate productions of Jocelyn Bioh’s 'School Girls.'
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7 Inspiring Brands To Know From Lagos Fashion Week

London-based boutique, Koibird, revealed a recent collaboration with the renowned Lagos Fashion Week and hand-picked an edit of designers to showcase in-store back in the UK. Among them: South African knitwear brand, MaxHosa, whose colourful graphic pieces have caught the eye of Beyoncé and Alicia Keys; Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo whose high-profile clientele including Solange Knowles and Lupita Nyong’o; Kenneth Ize and Orange Culture.
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The one skill this top SA fashion designer used to stay busy during COVID-19 lockdown | Editors Picks

The one skill this top SA fashion designer used to stay busy during COVID-19 lockdown | Editors Picks | Fashion | Scoop.it
South African fashion designer, Diaan Daniels, lets in on how innovative fashion thinking kept his business alive during COVID-19.
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Meet The #VogueChallenger Whose Mission Is To Put Africa On The Fashion Map

Ghana-based stylist Kelvin Vincent entered the #VogueChallenge to raise up fellow creatives and put Africa on the fashion map. His #VogueChallenge submission was selected by Edward Enninful as one of his top 10 magazine covers.
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From Ghana to Midtown: Talking Fashion and Lifestyle

From Ghana to Midtown: Talking Fashion and Lifestyle | Fashion | Scoop.it
The first steps into a small business are telling. For ArtLoft in Midtown, they are warm and welcoming. As greetings are made, the beautiful and eclectic collections come into view
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Meet 5 Top Nigerian Fashion Creators on YouTube •

Nigerian fashion is diverse, unique and is renowned for reflecting the nuances of the many, varied ethnic groups, religions and cultures that call the
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Local brand says 'Amen' to sustainable SA fashion

Local brand says 'Amen' to sustainable SA fashion | Fashion | Scoop.it
Check out some of our favourite looks from the Ke Tshwere Ke Tlala collection.
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How this e-commerce startup is exporting “Made in Ethiopia” products to the world

How this e-commerce startup is exporting “Made in Ethiopia” products to the world | Fashion | Scoop.it
Ethiopian startup Store251 sources ethically produced and handmade products from local designers - both new and well-established - and sells them online to international clients.
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A Senegal-Raised, Silicon Valley-Based Designer Shares Her Vision for a More Inclusive, Sustainable Fashion Industry

A Senegal-Raised, Silicon Valley-Based Designer Shares Her Vision for a More Inclusive, Sustainable Fashion Industry | Fashion | Scoop.it
By merging Silicon Valley technology with the artisan crafts of her home in Senegal, Diarra Bousso’s label is rooted in slow production, artisanal knowledge, and minimal waste.
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