A few years ago, when it became apparent to my friends and I that a Google search of "unprofessional hair" gives results of predominantly black women, I recall entering African fashion in the Google search to see what would come up. I wasn't too surprised to find an overwhelming amount of images that could easily... Continue Reading →
We've all become accustomed to ankara or kente as the iconic African prints. But how much do we know about African prints from other parts of the continent? Shweshwe, known as idakhi by many Xhosa people in South Africa, is a cotton fabric often with a fine white print pattern. In the Xhosa culture Shweshwe... Continue Reading →
No closet is safe, even the men's section gets visits. Read more to find out where I scored this gorgeous jersey.
Johannesburg is a city of gold in many respects, from its early beginnings of being a mining town to now being South Africa's economic hub. Having not lived in Johannesburg for long, the fashion areas people seem to hold in high esteem in the city are usually Hyde Park in Sandton, Parkhurst with its long... Continue Reading →
Denim jeans have been around for a long time and have never really gone out of fashion. DIY fashion on the internet is nothing new either. But when these two come together magic happens. I'm talking disrupting the class divide and saving the natural environment kind of magic. Let me explain. This July we saw... Continue Reading →
While browsing on Instagram I stumbled across African print gym tights. This was a big moment. African print fabric, sometimes called Ankara, has been made into dresses, furniture, and even socks. Now we see African print on gym attire. This is particularly important, here's why. Context The practice of health and fitness have been made a White... Continue Reading →
Yet another South African Fashion Week (SAFW) has come and gone. With the popularity of African prints in recent years, we have seen more creative use of African-inspired garments of the SAFW runways. More than that, the SAFW designers have certainly increased the quality of their designs since its inception in 2001. Here's a list... Continue Reading →