Day 10: Making it big with Africa Fashion

There is a fashion brand out of South Africa that is attracting the attention of big international brands, and it is mostly because they infuse fashion with a post-apartheid. Read more about them next. Continue reading

Meet Okapi-The Made in Africa Bag to Own

Meet Okapi-The Made in Africa Bag to Own

I am in love with Okapi. 100% of their bags are made and sourced in South Africa, making Okapi the first authentic African luxury brand. It was founded by South African painter Hanneli Rupert in 2008. She wanted to create a locally produced range of products that would combine exceptional quality and craftsmanship with an international yet uniquely African look and feel. Okapi is named after the elusive antelope otherwise know as the “African Unicorn.” Continue reading

In South Africa, Fashion is Freedom

In South Africa, Fashion is Freedom

In South Africa, Refinery 29.com has a post published yesterday that suggests that Fashion is Freedom. I though I would share it here with you well, because it’s Sunday and anything goes on the day of the lord. Happy Sunday and I hope you have a blessed day.

From Refinery 29.com
For a new generation of young people in South Africa, fashion is freedom. When photographer Chris Saunders attended South Africa Fashion Week almost a decade ago, he noticed “this incredibly well-dressed, loud group of guys” outside the shows. Curious, he decided to say hello and struck up a conversation with the men. Fortuitously, a friend of his had wanted to interview them for a magazine. Together, they went to Rockville, Soweto, and snapped what would be the first of many shoots of the Smarteez. Continue reading

Akedo: A South African Designer to Love

Akedo: A South African Designer to Love

Refinery 29 has a list (here) of South African designers to love and my favorite is Akedo. Here is why below:

Akedo: “Eleni [Labrou, Akedo’s founder] is really exciting because she’s redefining the way people look at African design. Continue reading

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