Nkechi

  As an Africa inspired designer, I am always on a quest to find a balance between modern designs and African heritage. I believe it safe to say that I have a thing for corporate wears as most of my designs are geared towards direction. I came up with a design that embodies the powerful…

My Ruminations of AMVCA 2017

Fashion is on the rise in Africa and red carpets have always been the platform to showcase our individual but collective fashion sense as a people.┬áI see style as what you make of fashion. Personal style does not necessarily have to be expensive to be fashionable. You can turn a $50 outfit into the most…

Paul Poiret

Today’s history monday is about 19th century trend setter who set the blueprints for todays’s fashion…enjoys.

The Role Of African Style on Western Fashion

HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF AFRICAN TEXTILE African textile industry dates back to early 500,000 BC when ancient Egyptians began cultivated flax and linen for clothing purposes. The oldest form form of textile which is the woven fabric is also the most time consuming type of fabric and comes in aso-oke, mudcloth, kuba cloth, kente cloth…

Female Body Types

As women, we are conscious of what we eat and in what proportions, how much exercise we get and improving our appearance which all come naturally to us. However, knowing your body shape and type is basic in achieving better appearance. The human body according to its anatomy is generally categorised into three body structures:…

Gladiator Sandals As A Fashion Accessory

Historically, gladiators were Roman fighters who entertained Roman audience by engaging┬áin barbaric fights. Gladiators were perceived as strong, bold, powerful and sometimes heroic. Gladiators were usually suited up with helmet, sword, body amour, ocrea (metal leg guard) manicae (wraps of leather and cloth for arm and wrist protection), the cingulum (protection for waist), galerus (metal…