Category Archives: FASHION

Africana Couture Reimagines Nigerian Traditional Menswear In Latest Lookbook

Menswear brand, Africana Couture looks to reimagining native Nigerian menswear and modern tailorings for its off-season collection – consequently, elevating it through contemporary tailoring and presentation. This collection is a celebration of authentic continental style, as Africa’s most stylish men are continuously inspired by homegrown fashion over westernized ideas of “dapper” and “style”. This collection…

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Peter Black’s Debut Collection Is For “Young People Who Intend To Steal The Show”

Fast-rising menswear brand, Peter Black has just dropped off its debut collection as a student fashion designer, and which also commemorates his birthday. Entitled ‘Groove’, the University of Lagos undergraduate who has grown in his tastes and point of view when it comes to fashion feels astonished being able to express all that in the more…

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A Cape Town Neighborhood Backdrops Nola Black’s New Editorial

Emerging womenswear designer, Nola Black has continued to challenge the norms of the Nigerian fashion industry and its latest offering is of no exception. For its SS19 editorial, the designer journeyed to South Africa seeking collaborative exploration of the tenderness of Cape Town, particularly, through Woodstock neighborhood where it was shot. The campaign features refreshed…

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Magnum Stitches Africa’s Latest Collection Redefines Traditional Menswear

Since launching seven years ago, fashion designer, Jire Omikunle has been quietly dressing the African man in bespoke indigenous wear via his label Magnum Stitches Africa. For his newly released collection – entitled A Little Touch of Stones – Jire his wide array of designs to another level of traditional menswear. “The African man has…

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Batik Galore! Waje And Omawumi Front Trish O Couture’s Exotic Resort Wear Campaign

The vocal powerhouses appear in the label’s latest collection, photographed by Femi Alabede Following on the heels of its ready-to-wear collection, Trish O Couture has tapped Nigerian songstresses Waje and Omawumi for Resort 2019. Themed ‘Indigenous’, the duo are photographed in a series of stunning portraits – that throwback to a traditional style favoured by…

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Lorien Gray And Zap Couture Offer Unique Suiting Styles In Latest Collaboration

Luxury menswear brand Lorien Gray has revealed its 2019 campaign lookbook video/fashion film in collaboration with styling powerhouse Zap Couture. The project showcases an extremely professional take on quality traditional suiting and formal attire. It’s a lesson on gentleman satorialism, while the fashion film goes to show how high-end client expectations are being met. Star…

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Aisha Abu Bakr Draws Inspiration From “The Northern Star” In Resort ’19 Collection

Abuja-based fashion brand, Aisha Abu Bakr has presented its Resort 2019 collection, drawing inspiration from “the Northern Star”. Aisha Abu Bakr describes the collection as one that views every woman as the “brightest star in their constellation,” to balance between modern trends and cultural inspiration. In a lookbook shot by talented photographer Femi Alabede, Aisha…

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RISM SMITH Encourages Minimalism And Bold Hues For SS’19 RTW Collection

Unveiling its debut collection, Lagos-based budding label, RISM SMITH offers up a new array of Afrocentric looks. Confidence is key here, with a focus on both minimalism and comfort.  Tagged ‘My flare Lady’, the collection features separates and pieces that are unique, versatile and contemporary. Each piece can be styled in a variety of ways…

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JReason’s SS20 Explores Bold Patterns & Vibrant Silk At South African Menswear Week

  On Saturday, 6 July 2019, Nigeria’s JReason was one of the talented designers to showcase at the Spring/Summer 2020 of South African Menswear Week (SAMW). Held at Cape Town City Centre, the unisex brand dropped jaws with its newest collection tagged “OUR JOURNEY BY JREASON.” The presentation was truly a sight to behold as the creative director sent models…

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Funke Adepoju Combines Adire With Unique Yoruba Traditions For New Capsule

Eponymous label, Funke Adepoju, has returned with a new capsule collection comprising of gorgeous Adire pieces modelled by celebrity stylist and entrepreneur, Veronica Odeka. The Lagos-based womenswear brand appreciates the uniqueness of the fabric while also giving it an Oriki title. While explaining the decision behind it, Adepoju says, “Oriki names are traditional names from…

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