Saturday, August 31, 2013

RTF FOCUS: Geraldo Fashions

 

Three sisters with a passion for fashion introduced Geraldo Fashions; now existing for over 12 successful years. Geraldo Fashions a trendy and vibrant fashion line. Offering a variety of fashionable items ranging from formal to casual wear. With fabrics of different colors and textures suited for all weather conditions. This fashion label makes sure to leave its footprints on all runways.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Photos: 43 Year Old Naomi Campbell Goes Nude For Interview Magazine And Still looks Stunning!

 

Naomi Campbell poses nude for the inside shots of Interview magazine, in black and white images, of which she also graced the cover for.
18+ only!

See photo after the jump.

RTF SPOTLIGHT: KACHI DESIGNS "APHRODYTE" 2013 Collection

 
Chigozie "Chichi" Anaele, the creator of KACHI Designs is well under way in claiming the status of a household name and a brand. Like every artist, her works are an expression of who she is. Through the various colors used and the couture style that is presented, she stands amongst the best even though, deep inside, she feels she has room to grow. Her shyness on the exterior is overshadowed by her creativity that she shares with us through her line.

See the full collection after the jump.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

RTF SPOTLIGHT: Ani Siyah Designs


Ani Siyah (pronounced Ani Sia’yah) is a customized fashion brand of Ghanaian origin established in July 2011 by talented Ghanaian/Canadian Designer Ama Sika Asante. Ani stands for Nancy [the designer's English name] and Siyah stands for Nsiah [her mother's maiden name].

Ani Siyah’s signature use of Kente cloths in its designs gives the brand a royal touch; thus giving each owner a piece of the panache that is associated with the revered Kings of the Ashanti Kingdom.

See more designs after the jump.

FIKIRTE ADDIS S/S 2013





Fikirte Addis, the young emerging Designer from Addis Ababa creates cultural everyday wear in Ethiopia. Fikirte started designing in high school enjoying the freedom of creating and experimenting with different designs and fabrics. This hobby and passion has now slowly developed and turned into opening her own label, Yefikir Design in 2009. Since then, she has been into different fashion events in Addis Ababa, including hub of Africa Fashion Week.

See full collection after the jump.

Kenya Fashion week 2013 : Designers and Runway (Photos)



 
Continue to see more runway looks and the KFW 2013 designers.

Zimbabwe Fashion week 2013: The Schedule

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Full Spring/Summer 2014 Schedule

Day 1 (28th of August, 2013):

19:00: ZFW 2013 Opening Cocktail at SA Ambassador’s House.
20: 00: Young Designers Installation

Day 2 (29th of August, 2013):

18:00: House of Kiki M (Kimberly Masimbe)
19: 00: HP Designs (Moline Katiyo Mayhew) | Zargue’sia (Ishmael Tsakatsa) | Faithwear
20:00: Lon Crae (Nadine Neinaber) | Alpha Rose (Yvonne Ndawana)
21:00: Countess K (Alice Knuth) |Gilded Sands(Aobakwe Molosiwa) from Botswana
22:00: Czeerat (Colin Ratisai) | Estelle Mantel Clothing from Zambia

RTF SPOTLIGHT: AGAMA LABEL

 

Agama Label began as an idea in the United States in 2006 by brothers Uzo and Emeka Menakaya, who hail Nigeria. Driven by their desire for success in creating a unique brand, and their passion for fashion, Agama Label was established in 2007.

Continue to see more designs from the label.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

RTF FOCUS: Eaden Myles

 

 

Eaden Myles is the founder & president of the Eaden Myles Company. He is on a mission to develop a global brand in men’s fashion that exudes quality and fashionable designs to enhance the male structure for the best fit, feel and look.

My passion & excitment comes to life every time I get to work with one of my clients, by assisting them with their custom designs”.

Continue to see more designs.

Dance Ville Presents: National Dance Championship!!!




Dance Criteria and Adjudication ; The Categories
Contemporary

Any form of contemporary pieces are allowed (i.e. it can be African contemporary, modern or jazz etc.)
However contestants are expected to present a high level of dance techniques.
Judges will be looking out for balance, strength, flexibility and jumps.
All contemporary pieces are to have a story

Cultural
All dances in this genre MUST be A NIGERIAN Cultural dance.
No CDs or Tapes are allowed in this genre. The music must be played live and the instrumentalist are considered part of the dancers. (i.e. No cultural dance instrumentalist should play for more than one studio.)
Scores will be given for the right costumes and music.
Drummers should not exceed 12 and they are allowed to accompany the dancer in the Solo and Couple Categories.
Dancers in the group category should not exceed 10.

Continue reading to see other categories and how to apply.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

RTF LOOK BOOK: CHICHIALONDON A/W 2013

 
For Autumn Winter 2013, London based label Chichia explores the concept of communication through dress in their dress concept collection. As they offer the 13 key dresses every Chichia girl should have hanging in her closet, details such as multi ruffles, tiered dress bodices and skirts and manipulated style lines are featured throughout the collection in Chichia's signature playful contemporary and easy to wear silhouettes with a refreshingly vibrant colour palette. Quirky details such as stained-glass window inspired patchwork khanga prints are inter-mixed with bead work, sequins, print, solid, and everything in-between.

See full collection after the jump.

RTF LOOK BOOK: Tina Lobondi’s A/W 13 "Biso Na Biso"

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Tina Lobondi is a london-based Congolese Designer ( See her S/S 13 Collection HERE ). Her A/W 13 collection titled- ¨Biso Na Biso¨(Translation ¨Between Us¨ in Lingala). The eclectic mix of African fabrics and prints showcases Lobondi’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. The designer presents a bold and vibrant palette of on-trend colours such as orange, burgundy and yellow. This in turn resonates quality.

See full collection after the jump.

RTF LOOK BOOK: N’kya Designs presents its Ohemaa Collection

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Ghanaian design label N’Kya Designs launched in 2011 by Sheila Boateng, and this year with its Ohemaa collection, the label is dubbing every woman a queen.

The collection was first showcased at London Fashion Week in February 2013 and according to the label, ‘Ohemaa’ means ‘Queen’ in the Ghanaian language ”Twi”. The collection is strongly influenced by the ‘Obaa’ collection and is inspired by the qualities of a woman and is a reflection of the N’kya woman and the qualities she exudes.

See full collection after the jump.

RTF FOCUS: Liz OGUMBO

                             
             
Liz Ogumbo’s designs represent the modern, fashion-savvy woman. Her bold, elegant & timeless pieces embrace self-definition through sleek cuts, simple-yet-provocative designs and attitude that comes from the inside. 

Recently, Liz Ogumbo-Regisford partnered with “Saris For Good Karma,” a new direction to bring ethical fashion to a whole new level through a chic red-carpet look and feel, inspired, designed and produced in Africa by Africa. While creating room to flirt with the non-conventional approach to modern-day-2-day style, the Rekebisha collection by Liz Ogumbo oozes out an inner confidence from within

See the designs after the jump.

Monday, August 26, 2013

RTF FOCUS: CINNAMON & PEARL 2013 Collection

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Ugonna Ibe is the creative director of Cinnamon & Pearl. 
The CP Woman is confident in her personal style and knows that she is the most important element of a well-executed look. So our only aim at Cinnamon & Pearl is to provide special pieces that accentuate the uniqueness in every CP woman; her confidence, elegance and impeccable taste.

Cinnamon and Pearl specializes in combining fashion-forward pieces with that extra special touch. The Cinnamon woman is spicy, bold and daring, while the Pearl girl is romantic, flirty and exciting. Whether you’re Cinnamon, Pearl, or a little bit of both, there’s always something perfect for you.

RTF FOCUS: HONEY MALAOLU - Butterfly Collection




 

 

Honey Malaolu is a bespoke fashion brand inspired by beautiful rich colours and ethnic cultures, keeping the essence of the butterfly at the centre of each of our designs. Each collection piece recreates the essence of this beautiful creature in both shape and boldness, ebbing with vivacity and energy, and creating art in symmetry and texture. Combined with a passion for freedom, Honey Malaolu create clothes that come alive with expression and identity.

See full collection after the jump.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nairobi Fashion Week 2013 Begins! View the Schedule of Designers

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The Nairobi Fashion Week 2013 is here. The event kicked off yesterday Friday 23rd August 2013 and will last for 3 days at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi Kenya.

The Nairobi Fashion Week (NFW) is organized by Dynamic Race Modeling Agency, the regional leader in fashion events. 

View the schedule below.

Emerging Nigerian Designer Ella Bethel’s Fashion Spread for Zen Magazine’s August Issue

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Emerging designer Ella Bethel is featured in the August 2013 edition of Zen magazine and she has showcased some of her designs including a couple of skirts, jewellery and signature pieces.

Continue to see more designs.

RTF INSPIRATION : THE MENTORING CHALLENGE

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Starting from September 1, 2013 (to September 30, 2013), Idea Builders Initiative will be raising funds for the 2014 cycle of the Mentoring Challenge programme on the online Global Giving fund-raising platform (http://www.globalgiving.org). Global Giving is a non-profit that connects donors with grass-root projects around the world.

Continue reading to see how you can take part.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sarfo House Of Style 2013 collection

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See more photos after the jump.

MAZE COUTURE Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Maze Couture is a London based fashion designer who has the expertise and understanding of designing clothes which reflect classic style, transforming the wearer to look effortlessly stylish and timeless.

See more designs  from the collection after the jump.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

RTF FOCUS: ADMAS 2013

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Admas self-titled fashion line represents parts of Eritrean and Ethiopian (East Africa) culture with a modern twist that are intriguing, beautiful and fun.
See more pieces after the jump.

RTF LOOK BOOK: FARAI SIMOYI S/S 2013 COLLECTION

  
Farai Simoyi was born in London, England, the child of Zimbabwean parents. She lived in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she got her first taste of textiles and fashion, from her aunt’s lingerie company at age five. Her aunt would give her scraps of fabric, which Farai would sew together by hand to make clothes for both her and her dolls. And, thus, her passion for fashion was born.

See full collection after the jump.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

RTF FOCUS: Jennifer Okolo

 

Born in the 80′s in a village in Nigeria, Jennifer Okolo grew up to nurture her creativity and love for fashion at a tender age when she would salvage her mums scrap cloths and use them to create stunning designs for her numerous Barbie dolls. Though she was studious at school her flare for handicraft was apparent from childhood. She studied Electrical Engineering and Wireless networks, graduated with a BSc and MSc at Queen Mary university of London with distinction and enrolled shortly after at the prestigious central saint martins school of fashion London. After obtaining a certificate in pattern making she returned to Nigeria to start a fashion line called ‘House of Silk’ setting up outlets in Lagos and Abuja Nigeria. Her designs have been spotlighted severally in top-notch magazines like Vogue and Marie Claire and in 2012 she was invited by buyers from Selfridges Oxford street London (UK’s no 1 luxury store) to showcase her designs at seasonal pop.

Continue to see more designs.ups.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RTF FOCUS: 54 KINGDOMS Ananse Collection

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The Ghanaian-owned fashion house 54 Kingdoms - to those who understand the African Fashion Industry, isn’t for the faintest of hearts. 54 Kingdoms is an apparel and accessory company that brings the Pan-African creative, history and culture to the doorstep of global fashion – their current Ananse Collection is no exception.

See full collection after the jump.

RTF LOOK BOOK: McMeka Introduces Suave ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection

McMeka is a Lagos Based Nigerian Menswear Design Label which solely focus on Bespoke Tailoring. Established in 2011, by the Young Creative Director; Rodney Emeka, whose focus is in re-defining masculinity.

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Continue to see the other pieces from the collection.