“Millennials don’t want to work”, they said; “Millennials are lazy”, they said; yet significant social and economic changes in Africa will be and are being effected by Africa’s youth who have seen the gaps and the inabilities of their governments to provide for the people’s basic needs. Congolese born and South African raised sisters Sophie … More The Sophie A Kanza Foundation at the Forefront OF Charity Work And Critical Youth Conversations.
The global Fashion industry today is worth 3 trillion USD however, Sub-Sahara Africa accounts for only 1% of that. Of all the potential obstacles to growing this market in South Africa, it seems creative talent and exposure are the least of what hinders upcoming fashion brands from thriving on the international scene, access to finance … More Threads Stitched By Standard Bank: The Business Of Fashion Accelerator Programme
Zambian designer Chiza Ngulube showcased his latest collection at South African Fashion Week. His brand Esnoko prides itself in creating unique garments and accessories using African print. This year was Esnoko’s second appearance at SA Fashion Week and I must say that I personally loved the collection and the collaboration with Palladium Boots was a great one … More Esnoko Shines At SA Fashion Week
A few months back while having a Whatsapp conversation with a Ugandan friend on the language she thought I spoke at home. That conversation led to me deciding to run a blog series on African Cultures told by young Africans. So I talked to a few people and they loved the idea and so I … More African Cultures By Young Africans: Namwanga Tribe
The Zambia Fashion Week is once again upon us with the 2015 edition to take place from 15-17 October. This year’s theme is “create, design, empower….love local” and all roads lead to the Mulungushi International conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The Zambia Fashion Week can arguably boast to be a platform that has contributed to … More “Create, Design, Empower And Love Local” by Zambia Fashion Week
The city of Tshwane will be buzzing with models and designers from all parts of Africa, not forgetting fashionistas at the forth coming Retro Vintage Kolektion Africa Fashion week. The popular fashion event has managed to attract designers not only from all parts of Africa but also Europe. Some of the designers who will be landing … More Press Release: RVK Africa Fashion Week S/S
His Closet “Our Closet” SA Menswear Week is putting African menswear designers on the international map. First of its kind in Africa it is surely going to encourage more young designers to get into designing for men as there are already a whole lot of womenswear fashion designers. Designers from Nigerian, South Africa, Tanzania, Angola … More #SAMenswearWeek : Putting African Menswear Designers On The Map
“It all starts with an idea, right?” I believe that this is exactly the statement that sparked the creation of the Ideas Expo 5 years ago founded by young Africans from Botswana Calvin and Tumiso. When opening the expo Tumiso highlighted that they wanted to use creativity to provide solutions. The world has become so … More Ideas Expo 2015