Collection + Lookbook

Fashion an Opportunity with Le Dessein

Le Dessein is a fashion brand on a noble mission. Their philosophy is strongly backed by the idea that educating girls helps uplift whole communities. Fortunately, this seems to be a rising notion in Africa. Over the years, speaking to …

Lisa Folawiyo SS15

Lisa Folawiyo (formally Jewel by Lisa), is arguably one of the veteran fashion design labels that re-defined Nigerian fashion and gave it a modern twist. The brand has released their SS15 collection, and as usual, it mixes African print …

Lalesso SS15

Lalesso SS2015 | The ethical label, inspired by the Khanga clothe of Northern Kenya, brings us pieces that make us think of light, breezy, sunny, summer. Shop the collection here…

Stella Jean: Daily Life

Stella Jean is one of the foremost designers that is redefining how African print is designed and used. Even though they are an Italian brand, many of their designs are a celebration of West African textile. We particularly love how …

CHiCHiA: Hadithi Hadithi

Fashion meets illustration in this ChiChia London collection titled Hadithi Hadithi. Designer, Christine Mhando, brings her Tanzanian heritage to bear in this collection. The collection tells a story (Hadithi means Story in Swahili) using Mhando’s native Tanzanian styled paintings …

Andrea Iyamah Resort Swim 2015

When we look at this Andrea Iyamah Resort Swim 2015, we think of Summer. We are constantly amazed by what our Africans in Diaspora are up to, creatively. Cheers to summer, oceans, and the sun, which we are constantly blessed …

A A K S 2014/2015

A A K S is a brand that is bridging the gap between female local artisans in Ghana and an international market. They specialize in creating beautiful, handcrafted, and colorful raffia hand bags, woven using traditional techniques. Through this method, …

Before 1444…Again

We’ve always loved Gold Coast Trading’s t-shirt aesthetics. They use tribal graphics – with geometrical lines and letters, to send a message about tribal African way of life, long past but hopefully re-captured. Their tees and sweats are still so …

Maki Oh Fall 2015

We have always loved Maki Oh because of the simplicity in their designs. It’s refreshing seeing African fabric being interpreted differently, with designs beautifully striking that balance between traditional and modern. Despite some ruffles, Maki Oh keeps this signature throughout …

Mosaert Capsules

We’ve loved Stromae since his 2013 hit Papaoutai. It was evident from the music video that Stromae’s style is one of a kind. Very unique. It’s great to see how his style is being translated into his first clothing …