Fashion In Africa

Jumpsuit Absolut!

Jumspuit Absoulut! Somehow, the idea of wearing this ‘almost a dress’ but ‘not quite a pair of pants' makes the iconic classic jumpsuit one of my preferred styles of clothing. https://youtu.be/EqrLCEYbl3A The jumpsuit was first created...

Volumetric Geometrics

Growing up, many of my precious moments were spent drawing and creating objects and shapes out of everything. My more exciting moments in any school activities had something and everything to do with geometry,...

Empire-Line- Unlined by Liz Ogumbo

She’s light, vibrant and easy like Sunday mornings and some Saturdays too. She is recognised and appreciated for her  empire-line; a high-waisted dress that became very popular during the 19th century is a style...

BeaDazzled ‘Nyota’

"Beads have been used since antiquity, not only to dress the body, but as measures of value in economic and ritual exchanges. Their popularity has never waned, and in recent years their trade has...

Empire-line ‘Vavavum’

She’s light, vibrant and easy like Sunday mornings and some Saturdays too because they call her the empire-line; a high-waisted dress that became very popular during the 19th century is a style of dress...

Short On Shorts?

The 1950s decade was the first that embraced women wearing shorts for more than just beach wear or for pinup girls. Women’s 1950s shorts came in several lengths and styles to fit a variety of...

Are you Protecting your cultural IP – Part II

Africa’s rich and diverse culture is constantly thriving through its influence that has penetrated the global fashion & lifestyle market, however one important aspect that may not have been given enough attention is ways...

Are You ProtectIng Your Cultural IP – Part I

Why is it becoming a bigger struggle for the fashion industry at its higher peak to maintain an ethical business model? My concern here is not about who is inspired and how they apply...

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