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Category Archives: Africa is the Future
A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with two main intentions: to introduce the world to Ghanian weaving techniques; create and ignite sustainable jobs within Africa. The handwriting that underpins all of A A K S bold and bright bags, is quality design,… Continue reading
LADYHOOD is a Paris based brand with this self-described “African Vintage Spirit” we fell for. For more info on the brand and shop the SS15 collection go here.
We couldn’t have imagined of a best collaboration to kick of the Summer season. Liya Kebede’s lifestyle brand Lemlem recently received its most recent collaboration with Anthropologie. The collection which is available here features everything from candles, journals, tablecloths, pillows… Continue reading
Founded by designer Jane Odartey, Mawusi offers a collection of handmade accessories inspired by the designer’s Ghanian roots. We certainly love the refreshing tone and subtle hues of those pieces that look perfect for Spring or Summer. Shop the full… Continue reading
We are always exciting to hear about Selly Raby Kane! Ever since she burst out onto the fashion scene a few years ago, this Dakar-based designer has been creating collections that are nothing short of daring, with pieces at the… Continue reading
Earlier this week, we heard of the launch of Tongoro a new online shop featuring sophisticated clothes made in Africa. Crafted in Dakar, Senegal with fabrics from Ivory Coast, Ghana (…) Tongoro which means means star in Sango, the primary… Continue reading
Launched in 2011 by Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI started as a brand focusing on accessories for women. This year, Tesfaye and her team expanded to women’s footwear and recently released this splendid line of Oxford shoes. And, of course,… Continue reading
Sawa Shoes never disappoints. Shot one of Ethiopia’s historical landmarks,the ADDIS ABABA CULTURAL RESTAURANT, their latest look-book features two new models, the LISHAN ( « medal » in amharic) and the KONJO (« beautiful » in amharic). Both shoes really… Continue reading
Adama Paris is real a powerhouse. The 30 something designer who was in Montreal at the end of May for the second edition of her Black Fashion Week , spoke candidly of her love and passion for fashion: “I started… Continue reading
Hailing from Benin, Nana Wax offers a wide variety of pieces from accessories to clothing. The brand is inspired by African prints, and brings together unexpected combinations of materials and detailing to create bold, edgy statement pieces. What? Nana Wax… Continue reading
These days everybody is coming out with a bathing-suit guide; point and case this article and this one too. And while we’re all trying the find the perfect fit, Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean and her too-die-for line of bathing suit… Continue reading
My love affair with Africa is The Future started back in 2008 when I was interning for a magazine in NYC. I had just discovered the brand and I knew I had to blog about it both for Trace’s blog… Continue reading