How to Choose and Care for Ankara Fabrics

Ladies, especially those in Europe and America, have you ever tried buying African fabrics? They never seem to come with instructions! How frustrating is that? What do you do with …

Ivy league Makes Room for Fashion

Isaw this story at Fashion Week Daily and could not help but chuckle. Yale University honors Malcom Harris by renaming the Sankofa Group Award in his name. In addition, the …

Ladies, Get Ready to Shop,Tinapa Style

Africa is bustling with so much excitement and the future for fashion businesses has never looked so brilliant! On April 2nd, 2007, the President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo commissioned the …

Do African Youths have Buying Power?

How much buying power, if any, do African youths have, in Africa? Are American youths driving African inspired designs by Adidas? Recently, Adidas launched a limited collection of African inspired …

It’s the Target Audience Stupid!

Recall when Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist James Carville did an excellent job of imprinting the phrase, “It’s the Economy Stupid?” Bush senior was in serious trouble. It was the economy …

South Africa’s Ban on Size Zero

I read this article on South Africa’s joining the World on a Global Backlash Against Size Zero and I could not help but be irritated as the unidentified writer explains …

Audi Joburg Fashion Week Review

Many talents showed at Audi Jo’burg’s fashion week. They had some nice collections but two collections really stood out Stoned Cherie & Sun Goddess. Before I get into a review …

Designers for Darfur

New York Fashion Week Fall 2007 is finally over. Two observations stand out which are the eco-friendly and charity themes. ECO-FRIENDLY/GREEN TREND: Green, eco-friendly fashions seem to be the theme …