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 …

Marc Jacobs Knockoff?

“Copy, copy!” is the term some Africans use to refer to those who lack creativity, originality and believe they should steal other people’s work. The “Copy, copy” person and concept …