“If we really owned wax print textiles we could and would keep the bulk of the proceeds in Africa and it would be part of the generational wealth of African children.” – Aiwan Obinyan, Wax Print.
A showcase of African talent and creativity through music, arts and entrepreneurship drew crowds from the local Islington community and further afield to Ringcross Community Centre in north London in August. Continue reading “Community celebrates African talent”
Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2019 returns from 9 August for two days. This event returns to Freemasons’ Hall London. AFWL 2019 has been running since 2011 and has showcased the work of around 900 designers/exhibitors and represented over 50 countries – 30 of them from the African continent.
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I’ve been going to the Africa Street Style Festival in east London for a while now. This understated event is the perfect place ease yourself into the African fashion scene. Click here for more. And to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community. Continue reading “African Street Style London”
MisBeee Creates is home to a range of glasses, novelty glasses and other accessories. Continue reading “MisBeee Creates”
African pride was in abundance across central London as musicians and fashion designers showcased their creative talents on Saturday 1 August. Continue reading “August in Africa @ Covent Garden 2015”
What is Adinkra? I put that question to friends and family recently expecting some consistency in the response. But I was surprised by how varied the replies were and how complex and mysterious the Adinkra story is. Continue reading “Adinkra – more than just a pretty face”
In 2013, fabrics heavily influenced by West African batik-style finally took the world by storm. With the likes of Michelle Obama and Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles readily sporting such outfits, its popularity has been growing. This celebrity endorsement has helped to propel emerging and established designers even higher into the echelons of the fashion industry and the public’s consciousness. See here.