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Indwangu Rides: Bobthestylist and his future plans of a fashion festival

Bobo Ndima, also know as Bob the stylist, plans to host a fashion festival in the foreseeable future. In preparation for this, he hosts Indwangu Rides in Maboneng, Johannesburg, where all fashion lovers gather dressed for the allocated theme. On this Sunday, the cramped Moboneng streets in Johannesburg are full and aloof with random tourists … Continue reading Indwangu Rides: Bobthestylist and his future plans of a fashion festival

African inspired: What it takes to run a niche fashion business

Fashion can be expensive and starting a fashion business does more than dent your finances. Have a look at what it takes to run Naturelle Design.

In this economy…making the sneaker lifestyle work

I was reading the BoF-McKinsey 2018 fashion projection report and it claims that clothing and footwear sales will increase in continents like Latin America, Africa and Asia – while it decreases in the USA and Europe. I couldn’t help but wonder how this will affect Africa and South Africa specifically. South Africa has faced two … Continue reading In this economy…making the sneaker lifestyle work

African print style crushes

In the past few years various African print patterns have become a global trend. I usually prefer a minimalist style of dress but the various African prints definitely have my heart. Whether it’s shweshwe, ankara, chitenge – you name it – it’s either in my wardrobe or in my wishlist. Below is a list of … Continue reading African print style crushes

Creating a network of black entrepreneurs, one doek at a time

A head wrap or a doek, might seem like a simple accessory but it has significant meaning in many cultures. A headwrap can sometimes be an accessory to express modesty, a replacement of a hat, and other times, it can be an expression of melanin slayage. For me personally, it is a combination of all … Continue reading Creating a network of black entrepreneurs, one doek at a time

Collaboration: A proudly African AFI #MBFWJ17

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 Collaboration: A proudly African AFI #MBFWJ17

The African print you probably didn’t know about

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 The African print you probably didn’t know about