SPRING 2014 READY-TO-WEAR Tracy Reese

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

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

  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

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

ESKADO BIRD PRESENTS SS14 COLLECTION, KALEIDOSCOPIC LOVE BIRD

The rising Tanzanian fashion brand, Eskado Bird latest classy, stylish, casual spring summer collection 2014 called “kaleidoscopic Love Bird” and i am loving it’s inspiration from the meaning of kaleidoscope ” beauty is a toy used to observe beautiful forms”. Doreen Noni, the owner of the fashion brand created this spring summer collection through astonishing, luminous and symmetrical shapes of its … Continue reading

Ethical Fashion Designer: Sakina M’Sa

Born in Nioumadzaha, the largest of the Comoros Islands southeast of Africa, Sakina M’Sa arrived in Marseilles at the age of seven, studied art in France, then started to design clothes that she sold at festivals and bazaars. Her collection has an urban, eclectic sophistication, draped, looped, gathered and tucked into unexpected shapes, with a touch of punk … Continue reading

Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012/2013

I’m super excited about fashion again as a result of what I’ve seen so far from day 1 of Milan Fashion Week. I’ve been working on a few projects and have not had time to dedicate to this space, however I should be writing and updating here with more consistency. Thank goodness I was on … 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.