The African fashion is intertwined with its culture, and as such it is represented through textile, design and styling. Women dress sense usually form part of their identity and it is also a form of expressing themselves.
The idea of rocking an afro hairstyle started as a need to make a statement and breakaway from the norm. With time this grew into something bigger, it transcended into a movement for black liberation on the grounds of racial pride and identity.
Designers around the world have drawn inspiration from Africa’s rich cultural heritage and in recent years, African designers themselves have been taking the continent’s legacy to the world stage in a voice that is representative of the new African. We look at 10 Women Designers Setting Trends in Africa and beyond with brands that are pushing the boundaries of what African fashion is.
Jewellery Etiquette Wearing jewellery to work can be intimidating, in a conservative environment, you can limit yourself to merely wearing earrings. In less traditional offices, studs and little hoops are okay, but they should not be distracting. At work, loud, glitzy jewellery is unacceptable, as it will only serve to distract your coworkers. You can … Continue reading Reflections on Jewellery with AFI | The Fashion Enthusiast
This week, we’re shining the spotlight on jewellery. The easiest way to add a touch of elegance and glamour to any look, we’ve curated a selection of the top jewellery picks from the House of Nala
Zimbabwean-born fashion designer, Taku Dlamini is redefining women’s fashion staples, giving a modern twist on the beloved blouses, flowy dresses and culottes. Taking a step back from complicated and boldly colourful designs that often make their way onto the runway, for her latest collection, Taku Dlamini decided to opt for a more minimal and sophisticated … Continue reading A Celebration of Classic Femininity through Modern Fashion
Learn more about the African fashion designer, Keletso Moraba and how he went from David Tlale The Intern winner, to the Africa Fashion International runway.
We’re accustomed to seeing the use of geometric shapes, found in Nguni art, from African designer Inga Madyibi, but we may be in for a surprise with his next collection. We’ve been seeing on his Instagram post, a play of nude colour palette, and cannot stop wondering and getting excited about his next range. The … Continue reading Colour vs Geometry In Nguni Inspired Fashion From Inga Madyibi
This Valentine’s Day let’s ditch the classic little black dress (LBD) and embrace the color of love by wearing a little red dress. This symbol of look-at-me fierceness has been seen on the latest runways of fashion weeks in Joburg and Paris. Designers like Virgil Abloh, Imprint and Gavin Rajah are part of this revival … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Reimagined with the Little Red Dress
Hollywood has crowned Laduma Ngxokolo of Maxhosa Africa as the King of ‘Royal Drip’. This comes after Laduma dressed the lead and award-winning actor Eddie Murphy, for the sequel of the much-loved film ‘Coming to America’. The official propaganda arm of the Kingdom of Zamunda, established in 1988 through the Eddie Murphy film, announced in … Continue reading Maxhosa Becomes a King of Royal Drip