Nhlanhla Nciza: Music & Fashion Sensation Comes out on Top

  It’s pretty hard to have it all, but beloved African icon Nhlanhla Nciza manages to balance family life with successful careers in two different fields. She finds inspiration in the people of Africa in her work as a musician, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. She is one-half of Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo, along with Theo Kgosinkwe.…

Belle of the Ball: Barack and Michelle’s Final State Dinner

“Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency. But it’s OK. We saved the best for last,” President Obama said, kicking off their star-studded, going away dinner. Organized in honor of Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, the Obamas didn’t…

“African Catwalk” Explores Africa’s Growing Fashion Industry

    Renowned Swedish photographer Pers-Anders Petterson brilliantly chronicles the vibrant, rapidly growing world of the African fashion scene from 2010-2016 in his acclaimed book, African Catwalk. The 168 page book contains 80 color illustrations carefully selected from his vast library of images. Petterson wanted to challenge stereotypes and dispel myths about both the African…

Profile: Adèle Dejak

  Throughout African fashion circles, bright fabrics and bold designs are closet staples. Dominating the runway and the streets are multi-coloured, traditional patterned skirts, blouses and dresses such as the Mashua Dress, a maxi length chiffon material dress which features brown and white triangular patterns. The Lalesso Resort Collection features patterns similar to the Mashua in breezy…