Celebrated South Africa-based Zimbabwen designer Rumbie Madzivanyika Muzofa set to represent at the Africa Fashion Reception in Abuja July 3 to 5

Celebrated South Africa-based Zimbabwen designer Rumbie Madzivanyika Muzofa

Celebrated South Africa-based Zimbabwen designer Rumbie Madzivanyika Muzofa is set to represent the country at the Africa Fashion Reception which is to be held in Abuja July 3 to 5. The fashion reception which was officially launched in Paris last year, will this year be hosted by the Nigerian Government under the Federal Ministry of … Continue reading

South African govt approves R200mn for textile cluster

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Originally posted in Fibre2Fashion The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Government of South Africa, has approved a R200 million (approx. US$ 19 million) Grant Fund and a 5-Year Plan for the establishment of a Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (SASTAC), according to a DTI press release. The National Cluster would help the … Continue reading

As Nigeria and Angola dazzle the luxury sector, Kenya seems focused on building a fashion market for everyone.

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BY ROBB YOUNG Originally published in The Business of Fashion. NAIROBI, Kenya — Chatting to fashion insiders here feels, in many ways, the same as anywhere else around the world. Nairobi’s power bloggers have moved to Instagram; local designers are troubled by cheap counterfeits; and the same laundry list of global celebrities reigns supreme from Mombasa … Continue reading

SPRING 2014 READY-TO-WEAR Tracy Reese

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By Brittany Adams (Originally posted in style.com) http://www.fabsugar.com/photo-gallery/31644503/Tracy-Reese-Spring-2014 (Full Gallery) Tracy Reese typically works the sweet angle, but this season she headed in a more sensual direction with a vibrant collection infused with Afro-Cuban influences (three standing drummers accompanying the mambo-filled soundtrack drove home the show’s theme). “It’s about just really being able to bring your personality to the … Continue reading

From Genocide to African Catwalks – How Rwandan Women are Building their Lives and the Fashion Industry

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KIGALI, Jun 23 2014 (IPS) – Before Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Salaam Uwamariya’s husband, a professor, was the family breadwinner, providing for her and their eight children. Uwamariya sold vegetables at a nearby market to supplement their income. But like many in this Central African nation, her life changed in just the 100 days starting in April 1994 when … Continue reading

DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY HOLDS OPEN CASTING CALL FOR RUNWAY MODELS for The 32nd THE AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL

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  DETROIT, June 22, 2014 – DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY AT THE 32nd AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL – Michigan’s premier annual fashion event – will host an open casting call to find existing and undiscovered models for its runway shows, taking place August 16, 2014 at The Charles H Wright Museum. The casting call will take place 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, July. 08, 2014  in … Continue reading

NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!!! DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY @ THE 32nd AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL Emerging Designer Showcase

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Are you an up and coming designer between the ages of 18-30yrs? Here’s the platform to launch your career. DETROIT ROCKS THE RUNWAY @ The 32nd THE AFRICAN WORLD FESTIVAL Emerging Designer Showcase   NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!!!   Featuring the freshest cultural apparel design talent representing the African diaspora – providing a unique opportunity to expose … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.
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