May 17 2017
Corsets are often and correctly associated with Victorian dressing, a time when corset-wearing was common across Europe and across different socioeconomic classes. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women wore corsets to shape their bodies away from nature and toward a more ‘civilized’ ideal form and a woman would wear her corset for almost her …
May 10 2017
FA254’s ‘’African Designers For Tomorrow’’ alumni and African fashion prodigy Anyango Mpinga continues to make power moves after being selected in 2014 as one of the top contestants of the competition. A few years after her stint on the FA254 organized event, Anyango has seen her work featured in several regional and international media namely …
May 03 2017
FA254 involvement with Creative Futures Contest, Talented Ethiopian Designers go International, organised by the British Council, Goethe-Institut and iceaddis has finally announced is winner. Creative Futures which is a two year programme aimed at strengthening and growing the creative sectors in Ethiopia was open to all Ethiopian designers based in Ethiopia with the competition being …
Apr 26 2017
The creative futures contest finale is approaching and as part of the international jury, Waridi Schrobsdorff travelled to Addis Ababa to meet the finalists at Goethe Institute. The trip also played a fundamental role in discovering and promoting talent which are core ethics of FA254. Working on this mantra and being in a country that …
Apr 11 2017
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017 resumed on Friday 7th at Salt River Studios in Cape Town. The prestigious event brought by luxury vehicle brand Mercedes Benz and African Fashion International (AFI) showcased some of Africa’s best fashion talents.
The show kicked off with a bang we have some of the highlights from the stylish event. Setting …
Apr 05 2017
As we patiently wait for the upcoming South African Fashion Week and the street style in all its sunny trendy glory, we have taken some time to appreciate some of spring 2017’s style trends hitting the European streets right now. Check them out below.
The Winter to Spring Turtle Neck
Transitioning from Winter to spring can be …
Mar 29 2017
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape was initially scheduled to take place from March 23 to 26 but after a series of strong winds, the event’s organizers African Fashion International (AFI) announced on Facebook that the fashion week had been postponed and would be held from April 6 to 8. Looking at the bright side, this means that …
Mar 22 2017
5 Must have skills that designers can expect to learn at the forth coming draping workshop in Nairobi
The international Draping Workshop organized by Fashion Africa 254 is just a month away and it promises to bring forth the best skills in fashion draping that will play a part in the advancement of the fashion design industry in Africa. Making
its first entrance on the scene this coming April, the workshop which will be …
Mar 15 2017
Draping continues to be a recurring fashion trend with designers continuously creating beautiful draped garments that can be added to wardrobes in many different ways . Below are some of the 10 best draping trends for different seasons and functions.
1. The Draped Cocktail dress
A draped cocktail dress which has the loose folds of fabric that …
Mar 08 2017
Creating a garment requires a lot of skill as well as creativity, and while many designers design garments that can be created using flat pattern making techniques, other garments are created by working directly on a mannequin using techniques often referred to as “draping”. Fashion draping, an important part of fashion design, is a process …
Feb 28 2017
Ethiopian designers are entering the international fashion scene
Considered a pioneer in Ethiopian Fashion, designer Genet Kebede, founder and creative director of Paradise Fashion, is one of the most well-known and popular fashion designers in Ethiopia. A graduate of fashion design and garment construction in Italy and Argentina, Genet’s savvy entrepreneurial story begun way back in …
Feb 22 2017
After successful launches in Germany and Italy, it was time for Mtindo: Style Movers Rebranding Africa to venture into the UK and on February 16, 2017, the book finally arrived in London at the Photographer’s Gallery.
Brimming with captivating images shot by Italian Photographer Daniele Tamagni, the book showcases the young generation of creatives in Nairobi …