Event: Experience Africa Fashion Day Berlin

On the 20th of January 2015 a fashion panel will take place with Beate Wedekind moderating, and   the topic, “The new global African aesthetic”.  Never before has the African continent been so influential throughout the fashion industry. From the catwalk show of Burberry, Alexander Mcqueen and Yves St. Laurent, to the windows of Topshop and Zara, Africa is now seen everywhere. Looking specifically at the last 6/5 years, the […]


Get to Know: Blkkangaroo Clothing by Seyi Ogunlesi

BLKKANGAROO is an urban clothing brand started by designer Seyi Ogunlesi. They are known for making garments and accessories that are not only versatile but are unisex as well. Their collection of printed t-shirts with messages like “If Found Return to the Motherland” or “If found Return to Lagos”, t-shirts that can also be worn as dresses, are some of their most popular wears. They recently released a new collection […]


Watch: Nandi Mngoma's 'In My Skin'

Just in time for the summer, the video for Nandi Mngoma’s new single In My Skin has finally made it on the interwebs. The feel good single, which she wrote, was released earlier this year and produced by Zakes Bantwini. The video’s release coincides with news that she will be fashion ambassador for clothing brand LEGiT. Nandi will be the face of their new spring/summer collection Nandi x LEGiT which […]


Watch: Ikiré Jones’ Ritual Union, short film for the FW14 collection

After uploading this tantalizing teaser about a week ago, menswear brand that marries “Neapolitan tailoring and African aesthetics” Ikiré Jones has released a short film called Ritual Union to show off their vibrant fall/winter collection Of Saints and Savages. Ritual Union stars Ikiré Jones designer Walé Oyéjidé, who also wrote the story for the short. He enlisted a few of his friends to feature in the film donning the garments […]


African Style Book: 7 Looks We Love from iamISIGO’s White Noise Collection

iamISIGO by Bubu Ogisi recently unveiled their 2015 spring/summer Resort collection called White Noise. The garments were inspired by the white noise, or static, that would precede television programming back in the days of analogue video and TV. Other times, when a signal is not processed properly or the TV did not receive a clear signal (perhaps because there was thunderstorm), it would produce white noise which appeared as a […]


African Style Book: Support Bora Wear, Belts That Matter

When Mugo Muna returned from the United States, he came to Kenya wanting to do something significant in and for his country – trite as it may sound. With a keen eye for business and an apparent passion for handmade goods, he ventured first into the business of tailoring shirts. However, that endeavor did not quite reap the rewards he had anticipated. He admits that the workmanship fell short of […]


African Style Book: Frenchkind Plans Pop-Up Shop in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Urban lifestyle brand, Frenchkind, will have a pop-up shop in Santa Barbara, Yaoundé, Cameroon on June, 18, 2014. The Arizona-based brand whose wares can be seen on several Cameroonian artists such as Jovi, Reniss, Dareal and whose Yaoundé cap appears in the Cameroonian version of Pharell’s Happy, will be selling a number of their clothing products at the venue. One of the most distinct and popular works of the brand […]


AfriPOP! Q&A: South African Designer Zano Sithetho (Photos)

Budding fashion entrepreneur Zano Sithetho started out making making t-shirts with designs with a group of friends when it evolved into his label. Now under the label, Skorzch, Zano makes tailored suits that take on a timeless and classic approach. He spoke with AfriPOP! contributing photographer Thina Zibi about his fashion visions. When were you first interested in suits? It was never like a “Pow” moment, like okay this is […]


7 Lupita Nyong'o Moments That Totally Rocked Our World

Lupita Love. It’s real. And official. For the past few months the Kenyan beauty has stunned on-screen and off. Over 10 Best Supporting Actress nominations, magazine covers, beauty campaigns, and an Oscar nod. As Alicia Keys would aptly say, “this girl is on fire!” In celebration of all things Lupita Nyong’o, we’re taking a look at 7 moments that have “slayed” us. 1. Lupita attends the 2014 Golden Globe Awards […]


Africa Dispatches: Street Style at Arts on Main (Johannesburg)

Writer photographer and AfriPOP! contributor Thina Zibi: Every Sunday, Arts on Main in downtown Johannesburg hosts a clothing and food market where you can grab anything from a vintage piece to heart warming home-made meals. One is further enlivened by a salsa dancing bar and inspired by art spaces. This is where many Johannesburg based folk come to chill, nibble, relax and purchase unique special find or two. And of […]


What I Wore This Week: Milan-Based Malawian Stylist, Mnquazi

Mnquazi, aka La Q, is a Milan-based Malawian stylist and aspiring designer with a penchant for taking bohemian looks and giving them a fresh African twist. We asked her to share her fashion philosophy with us. Here’s what she had to say: “I would say my cloths are my apparatus for Self-Expression. I’m not one to be found picking out outfits for the next day of work. I literally throw […]


Africa Dispatches: Street Style at Hansa Festival of Legends (Johannesburg)

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What I Wore This Week: Lufuno Sathekge

Lufuno Sathekge is a Johannesburg-based fahsionista who works in marketing. Her fashion philosophy always “screams Individual,” she says. “Fun, fashion loving, unpredictable.” We asked Lufuno to share 5 days of style with us. Here’s what she had to share: Day 1: “This was my first day at work in the new year, and I wanted to wear something cool, relaxed but not too casual, in case I need to go […]


Style Book: South London's Stylist Super-Trio F3

photo credit: © Guille Solla Hailing from South London, F3 are the all–boy styling team attracting a conjuration of buzz at the moment. Made up of photographer Kingsley, menswear and womenswear designer Charley, and computer programmer Alani (pictured above from left to right) they met through their mutual appreciation of Hip Hop Karaoke, skateboards, and each other’s quirky clothing choices. From styling the look-books of all the male models at […]


What I Wore This Week: Shako Oteka

Shako Oteka is a Creative Director of a non-profit organization, graphic artist, photographer, one-half of the creative duo Them Congo Boyz, stylist and now he just added videographer to his repertoire. We asked the dapper renaissance man to share his fashion philosophy with us. Here’s what he had to say: When it comes to Fashion, I’m of the opinion that more is more. I used to define it in contrast […]