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This week we bring you fashion updates from within Nigeria and other African countries.
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British Fast-Fashion Chain Topshop to Arrive In South Africa’s Fashion Landscape Before The End Of 2012
British fast-fashion chain ‘Topshop’ plans an entry into the fashion landscape of South Africa before the end of the year. As written in their press release, “the rollout of Topshop will begin with the first stand-alone flagship store to be opened in Sandton City, South Africa by the end of November this year. It will be followed by a 2nd store in Durban, also before the end of the year.
Topshop is not the only global fashion player to setup shop in South Africa, “Zara” started it and now Topshop.
Ghana Fashion & Design Week Releases Show Schedule
The much-anticipated Ghana Fashion and Design Week have been slated for the 5th through the 7th of October, 2012 at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra Ghana.
Ghana Fashion and Design Week is a contemporary international platform that is envisioned to direct, lead and promote both emerging and established designers to a global audience.
They are thrilled to reveal the selected designers scheduled to showcase their 2013 collections. The designers are an eclectic mix of interesting designers across the globe and from within Ghana. The designers are Coccolily (Canada), 1981 (Italy), Morts and More (Britain), Sarah Duah (Germany), Christie Brown (Ghana), Maria Gonzalex Ramos (Spain), Jil (Ghana), Orange Culture (Nigeria), Mimi Lee London (Britain), Brigitte Merki (Ghana), Duaba Serwa (Ghana), Alali Boutique (Nigeria), Konfidence (Ghana), Kachi (USA), Mina Evans (Ghana), Trade not AID by African Fashion Guide (Britain), Rebekah Opuni (Britain) and Love April (Ghana).
The schedule for the fashion week will include a catwalk show and trade exhibitions and educative seminars on the 5th and 6th of October, 2012 at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel. On the 7th of October, there will be an invite only Fashion and Champagne VIP evening at the Villa Monticello Hotel.
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Former Miss World Agbani Darego Launches Her Personal Website
Agbani Darego, the former miss world just recently launched her official personal website, www.agbanidarego.com. According to her spokesperson, the main aim of the website is to create an avenue to strengthen the bond between the beauty queen and her fans and all her prospective clients.
The websites features a bio about the former Miss World, a news tab which gives updates and activities of her, a photo gallery and a contact tab where fans can leave comments.
Agbani was a former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) before going on to become the first ever black Miss World in December 2001. She recently graduated from New York University with a degree in Psychology. She is currently working with Ford Models in New York.
Janelle Monae Scores With Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl
The 26 year old American singer is the newest easy, breezy, beautiful Covergirl. Just weeks after Pink was confirmed as the rep for the brand, Janelle Monae was brought on board for some of the action.
Monae is beyond excited about the endorsement deal and she’s taking her contract and role as a brand ambassador seriously. She says, “One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a Covergirl is truly an honour and a gift.”
She wants this to be an opportunity to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.
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