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Is the African diaspora diluting African fashion?


African fashion is rising to global acclaim; a form of expression, a mark of heritage, African fashion has contributed in transforming the perception of what was dubbed the ‘dark continent’, ‘hopeless Africa’ by Western media. It wasn’t cool to be African in the UK during the ‘90s, but it sure is now! Back then, nearly…

Edward Enninful Editor: British Vogue


It’s been a ground-breaking week in the fashion industry. After being described as “an influential figure in the communities of fashion, Hollywood and music which shape the cultural zeitgeist”, Ghanaian, Edward Enninful was confirmed as the new editor-in-chief (EIC) of British Vogue. The first man to hold the position. With the help of his predecessor…

West African Textiles – then and now


Despite it’s struggle to survive on the continent, West African textiles are growing in popularity in the diaspora, especially Europe. However, if African textiles are to become a staple across the world, it’s heritage needs to be maintained and strengthened in Africa. This is an interesting video on the history and current state of West…