Generation Africa: Ethical Fashion Initiative at Pitti Uomo 89

As a result of foreseen circumstances, I was not able to go to Pitti Uomo this time around like last year which I wrote about here and some of the street style photographs I snapped here, but I’m glad I could still see photos from the event and share with you guys.

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Africa Rising! Ajak Deng & Maria Borges in Orange Culture, Meena and more for Models.com’s Fashion Editorial

It gives me great pleasure when African creatives come together to get explosive results a la this editorial.

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Personal Style: Laine Et Perles

First outfit post of the year! Yay!

Have you seen my interview on thealaroro.com here?

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Lookbook: SS16 – 1760 by Tzar Studios

According to their bio, Tzar challenges the conventional approach to menswear creating unique items that embody the purpose of form and functionality. The tenet of the brand is that fashion needs to be functional primarily but also bear a mode that reflects individuality and the state of mind and this why I find the brand so striking.

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Generation Africa: Ethical Fashion Initiative at Pitti Uomo 89

International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative has announced its second collaboration with Pitti Immagine at the upcoming 89th edition of Pitti Uomo in January 2016 like the one I covered here.

As part of the Fondazione Pitti Discovery’s Guest Nation Project, the Ethical Fashion Initiative brings four talented menswear designers from the African continent to Florence, Italy this winter. The selected designers are AKJP, Ikiré Jones, Lukhanyo Mdingi x Nicholas Coutts and U.Mi-1.

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Designer Focus: Nkwo

Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come and long gone with so many designers and their new collections down the runway. And while I had a field day scrolling through Instagram/Bella Naija, a particular designer caught my attention – Nkwo.

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Personal Style: MaXhosa by Laduma

Hi beautiful people,

How has your week been so far? I’ve been in such a good mood all week, I just want to talk about it. Haha!

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Mood

You guys remember I worked at the Vogue Talents exhibition during Milan Fashion Week (you can read all about it here).. So basically, I was assisting a particular *amazing* South African designer for the week. His name is Laduma Ngkoxolo and he owns Maxhosa by Laduma and he makes knitwear in these beautiful prints which I am in love with. The skirt I am wearing today is from his first female collection.

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Wearing tights with sandals because elderly Milanese women always seem to be concerned whenever they see my legs bare like “Are you cold?” “Are you sure?”. Apparently, I have a high threshold for cold.

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Totally meme-worthy
Totally meme-worthy

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Turtleneck sweater – Zara, Skirt – Maxhosa by Laduma, Sandals – Zara.

For more information about this designer, click here.

Photos by Fernanda Alvarado.