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Eniafe Momodu’s Style Shows the Extravagance of Men’s Fashion in Nigeria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Daniel Obasi/VOGUE. By Vincent Desmond Where elsewhere men may shy from colourful fabrics and oversized dramatic silhouettes, in Lagos, Nigeria, they wear them as a symbol of wealth and great personal style. Each fashion week, you’ll see these men dressed in their best eye-catching prints, dramatic arm details, and flowing bodices, determined to Read More…

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Lagos teen climate activists create fashion from waste to fight pollution

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE/Fabrice Monteiro, REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye. In a district of Lagos, Nigeria’s megacity, a group of teenagers wade through a mass of plastic bottles, food containers and bags that have blocked a waterway. Wearing gloves and masks, they pick up the discarded plastic and drop them into refuse bags. Their aim is to enable Read More…

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Pierre Cardin, father of fashion branding, dies at 98

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Chesnot/Getty Images, pierrecardin.com, REUTERS/Charles Platiau. French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made his name by selling designer clothes to the masses, and his fortune by being the first to exploit that name as a brand for selling everything from cars to perfume, died on Tuesday aged 98. In a career spanning more than 60 Read More…

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St. Laurent 2021 Summer Collection: Catwalk on a sand dune’s crest

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. Saint Laurent takes distancing in its stride There were no spectators, no influencers, no fashionistas, at Saint Laurent’s presentation of its 2021 Women’s Summer collection, only drone footage of models walking on the crest of a tall sand dune in the middle of a honey-coloured desert. Every year, France’s top fashion houses Read More…

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AfDB launches ‘Fashionomics Africa’ contest to promote innovative circular fashion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Emmanuel Oyeleke, ThisDay/Kunle Ogunfuyi. The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative is launching a competition to support designers of sustainable and circular fashion. The first Fashionomics Africa online contest will invite African fashion brands pursuing environmentally friendly measures, sustainability and circular economy actions to participate. The designer submitting the “best sustainable design” will Read More…

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COVID-conscious Chanel streams fashion show from Loire chateau

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Forc Magazine. Decked out in looks fit for a pre-revolutionary banquet, dozens of models paraded elaborate Chanel styles for the fashion house’s latest show, beamed out to audiences on Thursday evening from the hall of a 16th century Loire Valley chateau. Some luxury brands, including Chanel, had tentatively returned to the catwalk with Read More…