Saturday Fashion News Roundup! Nigerian Fashion Brand Owners, Folake Folarin – Coker, Lisa Folawiyo And Others At WIE Africa, Urban Outfitters Collaborates With Ghanaian Textile Brand And Toya Delazy Launches Clothing Line

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Nigerian Fashion Brand Owners, Folake Folarin – Coker, Lisa Folawiyo, Models Liya Kebede, Alek Wek, Iman  And More Make the WIE60 (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Power List 2013
On May 6th, 2013, WIE launched the inaugural WIE Africa in Cape Town. WIE held for two inspiring days with 39 speakers (including Nigerian designer, Folake Folarin – Coker, CD, Tiffany Amber) through the 6th & 7th of May, 2013 spanning with career talks from top women in their fields from Fashion to Banking, and will end with an exclusive dinner in honour of Graca Machel & the WIE Power Influence list.

Folake Folarin Coker

Lisa Folawiyo

WIE Africa aims to contribute to changing the perceptions of Africa as a whole by showcasing successful African women and innovation connecting with the next generation of African leaders through a series of fully interactive, informative and exciting sessions.

WIE, which stands for Women: Inspiration and Enterprise launched its first symposium in New York City in 2010. The mission was to provide a platform for this generation’s women leaders to inspire and empower the next generation.

Urban Outfitters Collaborates With Ghanaian Textile Brand, Della For Capsule Collection
Urban Outfitters has a new capsule collaboration collection with Della that combines sustainability with fashion in very a fly way. Della is a Ghanaian textile brand that was created by L.A.-native, Tina Tangalakis who wanted to marry her love of humanitarian work with fashion.

A 2009 trip to Hohoe, Ghana is what sparked her to start the brand that creates socially responsible fashion, provides jobs, education and skills training to the people in the town. Combining modern design with the popular Ankara print akin to the region, the designer was happy to partner with UO.

There eight products available from the collaboration effort on Urban Outfitters, an American brand known for catering to “hipster” culture and fashion, which incorporates an influence from past decades.

South African Singer Toya Delazy Launches Clothing Line With Namibian Fashion Label
With her funky retro sense of style and her edgy attitude resonating through her fashion, it is no wonder Legit Clothing stores chose to carry a line inspired by South African singer Toya DeLazy.

Young South African singer Toya Delazy launched her clothing line with Namibian fashion label, Legit Clothing. The line expresses Toya’s sense of style spot on with an edgy, funky and fashion forward look to her pieces.
The line includes loads of black leather, studs and fun! With a diverse sense of style comprising of leather, studs, platform sneakers and Lennon glasses it is not surprising considering Toya admits to having many style influences. Head fashion buyer at Legit Hazel Pillay, says the reason they chose to go with a Toya DeLazy line is because she is fashion forward and says that is what the Legit customer wants.



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