Colour My City: A Fashion Tour Through Cape Town (Photos)

Young, up and coming South African photographer Zanele Jamjam took us on a fashion tour of Long and Kloof Streets, the fabled ‘spine’ of Cape Town where the world walks, and you can watch the beautiful people from everywhere. Step into any boutique, gallery or cafe in this busy district and you’re sure to find something unique, colourful and inspiring. From designers who call Cape Town home, such as Michelene […]

 

Place to Be: Collage Fashion Deli, Cape Town

Clothes good enough to eat? That’s the idea behind South African fashion designer Thulare Monareng’s new retail space based along Cape Town’s lively Long Street.

 

Models + Blackface = New Fashion Frontier?

Recently the fashion world has been getting regular folk up in arms over a wave of controversial shoots evoking imagery similar to the once highly popular and now highly offensive practice of blackface. Back in the day, performers would sport dark, garish makeup and parody African and African American people. And now it seems to be making a troubling, subversive comeback in the fashion biz.

 

NYC Event: Black Girls Rock Awards 2009

Naomi Campbell, Mary J. Blige, Ethopian AIDS activist Dr. Mehret Mandefro and more will be honored at this years Black Girls Rock Awards. The fundraising event of the BGR organization usually brings out the black girls who are doing it from Iman to Erykah Badu to Bethann Hardison. This year will be hosted by Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. You can get tickets and more info here: http://www.blackgirlsrockinc.com/Awards09/