Jun 13 2019
A celebration of colours and creativity was held last week in Dakar, brought to life by Adama Paris. Thirty of Africas most talented Designers had the opportunity to showcase their creations to the international guests attending.
Adama Paris explains to FA254 that Dakar Fashion Week is more than a Fashion Show and a Fashion event, its …
May 23 2019
The Dior cruise show took strong inspiration from traditional African wax fabrics and glass beads. Flowing gowns, shirts, two-pieces and suits all made from Kitenge fabric.
The opinions about the Dior cruise collection 2020 splits. Especially people coming from an African background, feel irritated about their use of the textile. The African wax print is spread …
May 16 2019
Suhaa Schmitz, born and rooted in Africa with an international upbringing, is the creator of beautiful and unique African Jewellery for Men and Women. Beginning her journey in 2007 in the arts and crafts, designing jewellery as a hobby, she now has her own established brand. For this week’s Blog post, we asked Suhaa to …
Apr 25 2019
Africa is growing and evolving and so are the business opportunities. With over one billion people living on the continent and over 400 million people actively using the internet, there is an excellent potential for building a platform in fashion e-commerce, especially for young designers.
Online shopping is by far the most comfortable and most convenient …
Apr 11 2019
Last week Waridi flew almost 14.000 Kilometers to attend South African Fashion Week for the first time. The South African fashion industry has been thriving for the past years with creative locals showing their masterpieces on and off the runway.
Soaking up every detail of the shows, Waridi tells us all about her SA Fashion Week …
Oct 17 2018
Fashion and politics have always had a close relationship, believe it or not. What we wear, how we wear it and when we wear it, have proven to be an expression of our influences and our social freedom. Using everyday clothes, to deliberate an political outlook has been used by many people in the past …
Sep 12 2018
In preparation of the annual Hub of Africa coming up. We ask ourselves what the African designers can do to up their game and rise to an international standard?
Many African designers hope to be exposed to international buyers at African Fashion events and are often disappointed when only national buyers visit the shows.
International Fashion Weeks …
Sep 05 2018
As leaves slowly but surely start turning from green into a reddish brown, we know that the new season is right around the corner. We say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.
With the yearly walk for business coming up, Addis Ababa will once again be the fashion hotspot of Africa.
We have innovative and …
Aug 15 2018
As an online shopping addict, I am continuously browsing the internet for new styles and inspiration. But to my disappointment, everything just seemed to look the same these days, and I found myself bored by what my go-to online stores had to offer. So, I started researching African trends and designers, and I came across …
Aug 08 2018
Addis yet again proves itself to be the Fashion Hotspot of Africa. With Addis Fashion Week coming up, we have talented designers up our sleeve who are going to be part of the Walk for Business.
Walk for Business gives emerging professional African designers the once in a lifetime chance to get together with international buyers …
Aug 02 2018
‚style is Attitude‘
As we are melting away in the blazing Berlin Sun. Waridi made her way back to Nairobi, where she met with visionary Kenyans, that are featured in FA254’s book Mtindo. Promoting the message of changing people’s minds and their perception of Africa, because Africa is changing, and so is its young generation. Mtindo …
Nov 22 2017
Becoming a successful fashion designer is a dream many girls and young women harbour and which is manifested through their various creations of outfits and love of fashion magazines like Vogue. Fashion designer hopefuls have a desire to follow in the footsteps of fashion icons like Chanel. However, to do this, one needs to actually …