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Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams

Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil...

By Léa Barreau Tran 17 Jul 2017

Fashion faux pas(s): The ‘pretty ugly' shoe

1990s nostalgia has brought back the popularity of the unfashionable fashion shoe, also known as the ‘pretty ugly' shoe...

By Maroefah Smith 29 Mar 2017

#AfricaMonth: Loving Levi's locally

20 May marked the 143rd birthday of the Levi's 501 button-fly. To celebrate the milestone of that red-tagged fashion favourite, members of the media were recently invited on an exclusive factory tour...

By Leigh Andrews 20 May 2016

Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich

LAGOS - Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich...

6 Jul 2015

Beauty is back: designer Sagmeister on Italy as muse

ROME - Award-winning graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, famed for his work with the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and Aerosmith, says the concept of beauty in design is back...

29 Jun 2015

Dior oozes 'bourgeois cool' at Paris men's fashion week

PARIS - Dior declared summer 2016 the season of "bourgeois cool" at Paris men's fashion week on Saturday, while Balmain decked out its models as old-fashioned adventurers...

29 Jun 2015

Style gurus descend on Paris for men's fashion week

PARIS: Men's fashion takes centre-stage in Paris for five days from Wednesday, with Balmain's first menswear show among the highlights on a packed schedule...

24 Jun 2015

New York exhibition plots rise of global fashion

NEW YORK: Paris, Milan, New York and London may reign in world fashion, but Asian and South American cities are ones to watch, according to an exhibition at one of the world's best design schools...

18 Jun 2015

Africa Fashion Show Geneva promotes textile and clothing industry

GENEVA: This year's Africa Fashion Show Geneva (AFSG) promotes Africa's indigenous creativity in fashion and its potential "to create a positive story about Africa"...

12 Jun 2015

Shoes and sacrifice: London exhibition explores footwear fashion

LONDON: For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status...

11 Jun 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, USA: New York's glitzy, multi-million-dollar Fashion Week will be booted out of Lincoln Center for causing disruption to an adjacent park, under a legal settlement between the city and local activists.

24 Dec 2014

New SA online fashion magazine

Style Africa, which launches on 15 May 2014, is a online fashion magazine by Africans, for Africans in the 25-45 year age group. Published every six months, it aims to highlight the pool of talent within Africa - from established designers, to up-and-coming young talents.

5 May 2014

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013

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