Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: Nigerian Young Entrepreneur Scholarships

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We are looking to hear from prospective postgraduate students who either have an existing business or have a good business idea that they would like to develop further whilst they study.

A brief business proposal should be completed considering the criteria below. These will be judged by a panel of experts from the relevant subject areas at Edinburgh Napier and the two best ideas will win access to office facilities, a new business advisor and mentor – as well as a 50% reduction in their overall tuition fee.

continue reading to see how you can apply.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KOOROO: “RIVER OMO” 2014 COLLECTION


Kooroo is a kenyan based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2006 by designers Hebret lakew and Enid lanez.

See the full collection after the jump.

SALLY BAWA: 2014 COLLECTION


Sally Bawa is a Nigerian brand, The collection is very laid back and simple but very beautiful.
See the full collection after the jump.

Tanzanian Based Fashion Brand Eskado Bird Spring/Summer 2014 “Love Bird” Collection


Kaleidoscopic Love Bird, the original name of this Spring Summer 2014 Swahili Fashion Week Collection was inspired by the astonishing, luminous and symmetrical shapes of its print.
Doreen Noni is the owner and Creative Director of Eskado Bird. Her effortless talent, contemporary vision and connection to her African roots have fueled her rise in the fashion industry in Tanzania over a very short period of time.

The SS14 Love Bird collection from Eskado Bird is simply fun and eclectic, check out the full collection after the jump.

RTF Covers: Yvonne Nelson covers Y!Africa Magazine May/June issue


The Ghanaian superstar talks about her work, her businesses, her vision for the creative industry, and where she sees Africa’s future.

See more photos from the shoot after the jump.

Friday, April 25, 2014

KLÛK CGDT : THE "NecessCITY" COLLECTION



KLÛK CGDT  is South Africa's premier fashion label, defining modern luxury fashion & exclusivity. KLÛK CGDT is owned by designers –Malcolm Klûk & Christiaan Gabriël Du Toit.

See the very colourful and fun collection after the jump.

Kaela Kay: Spring/Summer 2014

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Kaela Kay is a Ghanaian fashion brand owned by Catherine Addai. Catherine is known for her creative use of Ankara prints, this collection is no exception. 

Check out the pieces after the jump.

Diarra Bousso: Fall/Winter 2014 Collection


Diarra Bousso is a Senegalese Fashion Designer, Photographer, Painter, Blogger and Writer born in Dakar, Senegal.
This collection is titled “Icy Charm” , simple yet chic. I would wear every piece.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

OHENE OHEME : Spring/Summer 2014 Collection


Ghanaian fashion brand, Ohema Ohene  created in 2008 by British born designer Abenaa Pokuaa released its S/S '14 Collection filled with beautiful African prints.

See the full collection after the jump.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Photo of the day!



Black is beautiful!!

TAIBO BACAR FALL/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION


Taibo Bacar is a Mozambican Fashion Designer who started the Brand in 2008.
The collection called “Mademoiselle Bacar” is inspired by 5 timelessly fashionable women Evita Peron, Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Diana and Sheikha Mozah. 

Check out the classy and sophisticated collection after the jump, You are going to love it, I do!

Naomi Campbell has landed her own Vogue cover on Vogue Australia

Born with it: Naomi Campbell has landed her won special edition cover for Vogue Australia
Securing her very own special edition cover of Vogue Australia, Naomi, 43, looks stunning in a checker-board bralette with an attached tribal patterned band wrapped from shoulder to shoulder.

Source: Dailymail

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kene Kapu 2014 Collection


'Slippers by Kene' – Is an initiative to promote the development of the local (Nigerian) industry, by using locally sourced materials and workmanship, to provide bespoke handcrafted slippers. It is a footwear line from the eponymous fashion accessories label ‘Kene Rapu’ which was introduced in October 2011.

See the full collection after the jump.

Sarah Christian Fall 2014



Sarah Christian is a Ghanaian based brand which centres on creating art that inspires our daily life. Sarah Christian is a Luxurious as well as a commercial brand.

see the full collection after the jump.

RTF COVERS: OSAS IGHODARO” FOR WOW MAGAZINE’S LATEST ISSUE

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In the magazine, Osas talks about her climb and rise in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

See inserts from the mag after the jump.

GLORIA WAVAMUNNO: S+N COLLECTION” FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2014

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Born in London, England and raised between the fast paced London and Kampala, GloRia WavaMunno graduated from Art school, 2008. A year later, in January 2009, she founded her own label, GloRia WavaMunno and created her first collection, L.O.V.E.

Her latest collection S+N shows bright colours and bold cuts. I like the simplicity of her designs yet very edgy. 
Check out the full collection after the jump.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RTF COVERS: Ruth Osime Covers Genevieve’s April 2014 Issue

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ThisDay Style‘s Editor Ruth Osime is the cover girl for Genevieve Magazine‘s April 2014 Issue.
For the Styletitude insert,  Ituen Basi‘s new "Ekemini" collection is presented as well as an interview with the designer.

Pick a copy from your local vendor. The issue is on news stands nationwide.

RTF ART: SOUTH AFRICAN ANIMATOR & ILLUSTRATOR KATLEGO KGABALE

 

 

Katlego who also goes by the name Kady is a 23 year old artist who's making her way in the art world. Now working as a freelance illustrator she feels like she's finally found her calling.

Nothing excites me more than a well made outfit and beautiful art displayed uniquely through talent. Here is one i found.

see more from her work after the jump.

Liz Ogumbo: MWANAMKE 2014 collection


Liz Ogumbo’s Sustainable MWANAMKE collection undoubtedly celebrates the ‘ALL- WOMAN’ along with everything that represents 'MWANAMKE,' the beautiful woman next door; Her smile, her desires, her strength, her commitment, her beauty, her choices, her roles on a day-2-day basis, her career, her style aesthetic, her stage in life, her love for life and her desire to be loved! The MWANAMKE Collection has carved out a niche in the fashion industry through this Chic, Bold, Fun, Vibrant, Elegant yet timeless collection celebrating the WOMAN and employs wardrobe versatility using color along with textures which represent the heart of African inexpressible chic.

See the complete collection after the jump.

O'Eclat: 2014 Collection


O'Eclat Designs (pronounced O-eyklah), is a Nigerian fashion and home accessories label birthed in 2010 by Gbemmy Johnson ,which locally produces beautifully handcrafted pieces with special focus on but not limited to handbags using leather, rich African prints and indigenous hand-woven fabric mixed with a contemporary edge.

See the full collection after the jump.

Trish O. Couture "Femme Fatale" Collection

 

Trish O Couture is a Nigerian women's wear fashion brand. Stocking ready to wear and bespoke clothes at Murphy's plaza, in Lagos. 

I would totally wear any of these amazing designs, I love the sophisticated simplicity.

See the full collection after the jump

Osei-Duro Clothing: Spring/summer 2014 collection


Osei-duro is based in Los Angeles, CA and Accra, Ghana. The textiles and garments  are produced in Ghana, applying traditional techniques such as hand dyeing and weaving.
See the complete collection after the jump.

Vlisco's "Bloom” Lookbook for Spring 2014


See the gorgeous collection after the jump.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

VLISCO's New collection- BLOOM


 

Check out the new prints and where you can shop for them after the jump.

OPPORTUNITY: TRACE Scholar Program Application

The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund, with tuition, lodging and travel, to an international lawyer from a developing country to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption. The UW Law TRACE Scholar will spend an academic year at the University of Washington followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. The person selected as a TRACE Scholar must be ready to commence his/her studies in late August 2014 for a period of one year.

continue reading to find out eligibility and how to apply.

ADAMA PARIS COLLECTION FALL 2014

 

Adama paris design her own Senegalese woven loincloth for this collection.
All the outfits are lined with wax.
I am a big fan of over-sized jackets. Love this collection. Check out more pieces after the jump.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nigerian Fashion Label IENUA Unveils Debut Collection

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IENUA is a ready to wear womenswear fashion line from Anulika Eyisi whose passion for fashion birthed the IENUA. 

See the full collection after the jump.

SANUSI LAGOS PRESENTS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION

                   

Guys!!! You're going to love this! I do...
Street wear never looked this cool.
Seyi Sanusi the founder of Sanusi Lagos, teamed up London based fashion designer, Adesola Obebe (ShoByAdesola) to produce these high quality and innovative pieces.
Check out Sanusi's latest collection after the jump.

LABO ETHNIK FASHION & LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION 2014


The Labo Ethnik exhibition was born in 2007 when its founder, Yvette Taï-Coquillay, had the will to find fashion designers coming from the five continents to reveal them on the Parisian scene. Newcomers and more experienced designers can make the most of the event thanks to an expression platform and a showcase in the middle of Paris, capital city of fashion.

You’re a fashion designer or an interior designer ? Your designs are innovative and original and you want to be known in Paris : it’s an unique opportunity to meet new clients, buyers, investors, journalists, and bloggers.

Continue reading for more details.

RTF COVERS:Ethiopian model Mahlet Seifu Covers April Edition of Zen magazine

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Grab your copy!

Photography by Samantha Clarke Photography
Makeup done by Vino Shan

VIV LA RESISTANCE Eaden Capsule Collection Launches at L’Espace

 
Nigerian fashion label Viv La Resistance owned by Mo Alatise, the creative director and L’Espace owners, Wonuola Okoye & Isoken Ogiemwonyi combines contrasting fabrics and vintage details with superior craftsmanship and attention to detail in modern cuts for designs that effortlessly transition from day to night. The collection is true to the VLR aesthetic of unique textures and fabrics.

See the full collection after the jump.

Reni Smith: Spring/Summer 2014 “Bella Donna" Collection




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The Reni Smith brand portrays the modern and confident woman, who loves simple, bold, and unique pieces designed with great attention to tailoring and fit. 

She exudes effortless class and sophistication, and stands out as a woman in tune with the delicate art of feminine clothing. Reni Smith also offers couture, ready-to-wear, and tailoring services to suit the bespoke needs of our clientele.

See the full collection after the jump.

JReason Presents “Skin & Bold” 2014Collection

 
The brand’s Creative Director, Jide Adedeji called the collection 'a reflection of youthful trends that are bold and at the same time simple"

See the full collection after the jump.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ghana’s Totally Ethnik sets to launch this April; Releases “Metropolis” & “Birds of Paradise” Collection Lookbook


Owned by four young African women, Totally Ethnik captures the essence of Africa and combines it with the best of what the modern world has to offer. The result is a rich, modern and fresh style, full of vitality. Totally Ethnik – Ghanaian jewelers & interior designers presents its Spring/Summer 2014 & Fall/Winter 2013 collections titled “Metropolis” & “Birds of Paradise“.

Check out the lookbooks for two collections after the jump.

Rising Design Label Naysa Rudolf Debuts with “The Pin-Up” 2014 Collection

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Naysa Rudolf is a Nigerian label based in Abuja and owned by Ada Obe.  Her debut collection – “The Pinup” is all about glam and sophistication. The bold colours mixed with slick silhouettes gives the Naysa Rudolf woman a boost of confidence. 

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Ajak Deng for Vogue Australia May Edition

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The lovely Ajak Deng is on the cover of Vogue Australia, May edition.
 See more photos from the magazine shoot after the jump.