Fashion + Style

Afro Hair

When I see hair like these, I just want to throw my relaxer away and get on with the big chop. But somehow, me being me, my natural hair would probably look pathetic. Still though, I find these photographs to …

Mara’s Tribal Swimwear

The tribal swimwear has been a popular trend for about a year now. Everyone is making it, everyone is wearing it, from big international labels to independent and obscure ones. What I like most about the trend is that it’s …

The Natural State

Lately, there has been an explosion in advocacy for natural hair as opposed to relaxed hair on African women. There have been online radio debates, strong-worded blog posts and comments, and general arguments focused on natural Vs relaxed. The virtues …

Tribal Art On Nails

The tribal trend really caught ground in 2011 and as far as I know, it’s still going strong. From clothing to accessories, tribal effects are a good way to represent your African culture and to send a message. It has …

I Love Being Black

I Love Being Black is an apparel line that promote self-love in the Black community. But to say they are an apparel line is actually inaccurate even though apparel is their product. What they are is a movement. Their website …

Fashion for Tomorrow

What makes any fashion label sustainable depends on how they operate. They build their culture and values of environmental friendliness right into their operations in a way that is fulfilling, even as it’s not convenient. Most clothing lines are made …

Zoe Love’s Funk

Zoe Love is an accessories label by two designers Michelle and Sharlene. I stumbled upon their online shop and I’m so hearting their Africa earrings. Their accessories are named really aptly, like Rude Gyal, Shakara Girl, Funky Fresh. The brand …

Nu Clean

CLIENT: Oyster Magazine  PHOTOGRAPHY: Milos Mali MODELS: Kuei & Akeer FASHION: Paul Bui …

Make Fufu Not War

Kayobi Clothing is an apparel line, most famous for their African-inspired tee with the slogan ‘Make Fufu Nnot War’. The line was ‘created to tell the African and Diaspora story through positive, vibrant and thought provoking imagery’. This mission is …

Global Gathering

CLIENT: Financial Times MODEL: Alek Wek PHOTOGRAPHER: Andrew Yee |Atelier Management…