Monday, March 31, 2014

SOPHIE ZINGA : FALL/WINTER 2014/15 COLLECTION



Graphic, sophisticated and born from a unique vision of modern style, the collection is Sophie Zinga marked by a new approach to design, Where luxury meets sensuality.

The Sophie Zinga woman is socially conscious, and is well traveled share of today's cosmopolitan world. She has timeless elegance and a unique mix of channels contemporary, sophistication with a touch of minimalism while still embracing colors and shapes. The collection features exquisite materials and the finest silks and fabrics Namely, hand made Senegalese cloth and semi precious stones.

See the full collection after the jump.

Alikoto Clothing Releases The Goddess Collection – In Colaboration With Joseph Otten

 
A combination of wax print, ankara, kente, cotton, silk, chiffon, satin and velvet to create unique and authentic designs for those who want to bring definition to their wardrobe. Modern pieces infused with traditional African elements. - that's what Alikoto is about.

See the full collection after the jump.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WAMBUI MUKENYI: 2014 FALL/AUTUMN COLLECTION “THE RENAISSANCE”

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Wambui Mukenyi is a Kenyan brand owned by the self-taught Wambui Mukenyi.
The Wambui Mukenyi brand was founded in 2009, the pieces are easy to wear and simple. The collection shows the designer’s love for luxurious fabric. We love that she used curvy women to showcase her designs. The collection features elegant and trendy pieces that can transform any  regular  woman into fashionistas. 

Check out the full collection after the jump.

WEIZ DHURM FRANKLYN: SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION

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Weiz Dhurm Franklyn is an emerging Nigerian womenswear brand, known for his sexy, simplicity and feminine designs, he does it again with his latest collection "Florists".  The ‘Florisis’ collection draws inspiration from Flora – the Roman goddess of flowers and spring. The Florisis woman evokes sensuality, femininity and seduction.

See the full collection after the jump.

Pistis Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

 
Pistis is a Ghanaian based fashion house with a potential to spread across the world and was founded in 2007 by Kabutey Dzietror and Sumaiya Mohammed.
I love the cuts and precision on these designs. 
Check out the full collection after the jump.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

McMeka: Spring/Summer 2014 Collection "Man About Town"

 
McMeka is created by MTN British Council Young Designer Awards LFDW 2013 winner, Rodney Emeka. 
The collection is inspired by the savvy gentleman who is a globe trotter, loves the arts, has impeccable and refined taste for fashion and an unrivaled take on style.

See the full collection after the jump.

Modahnik: Spring Summer 2014

 

Kahindo Mateene is the owner of the label Modahnik launched in 2009, The label is sophisticated, sexy and features bright colors and bold prints for the every-day, modern woman.
See the full collection after the jump.

OPPORTUNITIES: Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship

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New Application Deadline: April 6, 2014

Are you a youth thinking about contesting for elective position? Do you believe you have what it takes to lead and contribute to nation building through politics?

In The Young Aspirants Leadership Fellowship (YALF) - Season 2; come and understand:

* What is elective position and public office
* How youth can effectively run for elective offices
* How young females can achieve their political aspirations
* What are the best entry points for youth interested in elective positions
* Participate in a non partisan support network to encourage youth aspirants
* What are other resources youth can tap into towards their political aspirations
And much more!

Continue reading to see the speakers and how you can apply.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Miss Black &Proud Africa 2014: Auditions



Are you African and fierce? Do you feel you have what it takes to ‘talk the talk’ and ‘walk the walk’? Do you have the desire to excel in the field of modelling and beyond? Are you bold and eloquent with unique features? Do you have a passion for success?

The ‘Black and Proud’ Model competition 2014 is a fashion and modelling initiative aimed at developing and providing young African females a platform to excel in the field of modelling and beyond, providing each applicant a unique opportunity to achieve their desired goals.

VLabel London Summer Collection launching April 2014

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VLabel London the sister brand to VIRGOSLOUNGE Showcasing experimental, directional, cutting edge yet feminine pieces- LAUNCHING APRIL 2014!

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OPPORTUNITIES: TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists


TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists

This fellowship, which is funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), provides support for two years training in medical statistics. For the first year the successful applicant will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM). This will be followed by a one-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) at LSHTM. During the professional attachment, Training Fellows will develop their statistical and research skills by working on studies with guidance from TEG staff.

Friday, March 21, 2014

ITS MY BIRTHDAY :)



I'm so grateful to God for counting me worthy to see another Birthday, I am blessed and highly favoured. I promise to cut back on work and attempt to relax and have some fun. Birthday Selfie is in order, lol... I had to represent with my Ankara Jacket:)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Adama Paris: Spring/Summer 2014 Collection


The woman responsible for ADAMA PARIS brand is called Adama Ndiaye. Originally Senegalese, Adama who was born in former Zaire Kinshassa epitomizes the multicultural stylist of the new millennium. 

See the full collection after the jump.

ADAMA PARIS COLLECTION FW 2014/15

 
Adama Paris is owned by Adama Amanda Ndiaye, a Senegalese fashion designer & founder of Dakar fashion Week,Black fashion week & Les Trophées de la mode Africaine TMA .

See more from the collection after the jump.

AYIKAI COUTURE Spring/Summer 2014 collection




AyiKai CouTure is an up and coming,bespoke clothing, afro-fashion label established in 2009 by Antoinette AyiKai Amuzu. The patterns and colours of the clothing are unique and vibrant, adding spice and spark to any wardrobe. 

See the full collection after the jump.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Opportunity: iHAV Conference 2014- GHANA

iHAV Conference 2014: GHANA
Are you young and interested in development in Africa? Then the iHAV conference; holding in Accra-Ghana from 30th July 2014 to 2nd August 2014 is for you.

iHAV conference is a project-based conference which will gather from across the globe, 100 outstanding and innovative African youth visionaries and 10 inspiring leaders and change champions to discuss topics of global relevance, and come up with sustainable projects particularly directed at improving quality of life in Africa. The theme for iHAV Conference 2014 is CREATING AN AGRIBUSINESS REVOLUTION WITH AFRICA'S YOUTH.

see full details after the jump.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KORLEKIE: AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION- ‘CHIAROSCURO’

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KORLEKIE is a luxurious womenswear fashion brand offering exquisitely elegant, opulent, unique and durable clothing & accessories, featuring skillful craftsmanship. Owned by the brand’s creative director Beatrice Korlekie Newman, the collection is strongly influenced by traditional craft from the designer’s Afro-British upbringing and was launched in 2012.

See the full collection after the jump.

ASAKE OGE COUTURE: SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION -“DISCOVERY”

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Asake Oge is a Multi-award winning womenswear brand based in London & Lagos owned by Asake Agoro who was nominated and subsequently won the Best Female Fashion Designer for the BEFFTA Awards 2010. ASAKE OGE's designs celebrates African culture; wears that mix ethnic ideas with western silhouettes.

See the full collection after the jump.

LANRE DA SILVA-AJAYI SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION- “COLOUR STORM”

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Lanre Da-Silva_Ajayi is no new comer to fashion and design, with years of experience, she never fails to Wow us. This collection says it all. The fabric and cuts are simple yet exquisite. I totally love this collection.

See more looks after the jump.

Sophie Zinga: Spring/Summer 2014 Collection- “Roses & Leaves”

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Sophie Zinga is a Senegalese Design Label owned by fashion designer Sophie Nzinga Sy. Sophie was born in Senegal and developed her talent in fashion while attending Parsons School of Design in New York.

See her full collection after the jump.

Ade Bakare Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: "Adire Meets Modernity"

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Ade Bakare is a London-based Nigerian designer, he established his label Ade Bakare Couture in 1991.

See the full collection after the jump.

Monday, March 17, 2014

M.A.F.Couture: The Modern African Woman


M.A.F Couture is an upcoming African design label based in the Netherlands and founded in 2009. The designs are African wear mixed with European fabric.

See more photos after the jump.

Virgos Lounge Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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Virgos lounge is a London based women's wear fashion brand specializing in combining contemporary silhouettes and trends with classic vintage styles to create unique statement pieces.

See the complete collection after the jump.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Andrea Iyamah Swim 2014

 
The Andrea Iyamah fashion label specializes in couture, casuals and swimwear. See the full collection after the jump.

2014 CEDPA: GLOBAL WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT (GWIM) WORKSHOP

The CEDPA Global Women In Management (GWIM) is a 4-week intensive workshop designed to strengthen women's management, leadership and technical skills .

Plan International USA in conjunction with ExxonMobil seeks applications from qualified female Managers in civil society organizations (women based organizations, NGOs, cooperatives, etc.) to attend the Workshop.

The workshop is scheduled on June 2-27, 2014 (Washington, D.C., USA) and September 1- 26, 2014 (Cape Town, South Africa.

Continue reading to see if you qualify to apply.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RUE 114 : Adinkra 2.0 Capsule Collection


Rue114 is an African plus size design label .Rue 114 is inspired by and created for women who believe that every shape and size should be celebrated as beautiful. Serwah Asante is the Creative Director and Founder of Rue 114  In 2011, Serwah launched Rue 114 as a platform upon which to celebrate beauty and style at all sizes. Inspiration for the Rue 114 brand is deeply informed by the designer’s Ghanaian roots, New York City upbringing, and eternal love of travel. Each collection is born of the global perspective and responds to the call of what today's woman; whether in Laos, Lagos, or Los Angeles; needs to be edgy, unique, powerful, and always feminine

Rue 114 Adinkra 2.0 Collection launching is in  May 2014.

See some of the looks after the jump.

Vlisco Fashion Inspiration: Evening Wear



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Magnetic Elegance: "Magnificent" 2014 Collection


Magnetic Elegance is an upcoming Nigerian Label owned by Olakitan Olubi , and was established in December 2013. Olakitan believes that appearance is key, therefore puts in hard work to create great looks for  her clients.

Here is her first collection called Magnificent, see it after the jump.

ICONIC INVANITY: SPRING/SUMMER 2014 "ELEMENTS" COLLECTION

Nancy Nwadire is the Creative Director of Iconic Invanity . Nancy founded the brand in 2009 and has since quickly become recognized in fashion across Africa, her work is rapidly rousing the attention of international observers in the industry for her standout talent and unique creativity.

See the full collection after the jump.

MAKI OH’S AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION

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Maki Oh is fashion brand owned by Nigerian fashion designer Amaka Osakwe.
This collection wsa presented at the LVMH’s Young Fashion Designer Prize in Paris. See the full collection after the jump.

TOKE MAKINWA & MAJE AYIDA FOR TW MAGAZINE MARCH 2014 ISSUE

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The lovely Couple is on the cover of the March Issue of TW magazine. See more photos from inside the magazine after the jump.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2014: More than 34 designers to showcase

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK JOBURG

The dates for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ), have been set and more than 34 of the country's top designers are lined up to present collections in 15 shows at the Sandton Convention Centre over three days, from 20 to 22 March, 2014.

The runway will feature a stellar collection showcasing the likes of Marianne Fassler, David Tlale, Stefania Morland, and Leigh Schubert as well as the many exceptional newcomers included in the 2014 line-up.