How West Africa Became a Fashion Powerhouse

What exactly caused the explosion of West Africa on the global fashion scene? Over the past decade, and especially the last 5 years, demand for fashion from the corner of the continent in which I was born seems to have grown…

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Loin Cloth & Ashes

This week I’m crushing on the Fall/Winter jackets by the womenswear label “Loin Cloth & Ashes”. The label is a South African-based brand founded by Tanzanian-born Anisa Mpungwe. Anisa became the first black woman to win the Elle (Magazine) New Talent Award in 2008…

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