African Fashion Week in Toronto: August 16 – 20

Each summer, African Fashion Week descends upon Toronto, Canada with the latest in African designers, trends, and models from all over the continent and beyond. The event, held at the Royal Ontario Museum, also includes networking events and competitions. This year’s African Fashion Week began on Wednesday, August 16 and continues until Sunday, August 20. The…

The Habari African Festival

Habari African Festival: A Celebration of African Music and Culture For the fourth consecutive year, Toronto will celebrate the richness and diversity of African culture during the Habari Africa Festival. The multi-disciplinary arts festival will celebrate African music, dance, film, fashion, art, and culture. This year’s event will be held Friday, August 11 – Sunday,…

Ghanaian Edward Enninful Becomes Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue 

Let’s be honest; there’s been a true lack of diversity in the fashion industry, so when talented African stars get their due, it’s important to recognize the milestones and see who’s making headlines. Congratulations are going out to Ghana’s Edward Enninful, a creative genius who developed his fashion brilliance at the young age of 18. That’s…

Hijarbie: Creating Inclusivity and Representation for Young Muslim Girls

Representation and inclusivity matter. Playing with dolls, particularly Barbie, is a large part of childhood for many, but the doll and its clothing haven’t been very representative of all people. Barbie has made some strides recently by introducing dolls with different body shapes, different skin tones, and even dolls with disabilities. One Muslim woman from…